Tag: critical care

Bezold Jarisch

What is the Bezold-Jarisch Reflex and why do I care?! St Emlyn’s

Bradycardia in the trauma patient can be a perilous sign. One might observe a typical course of events in which a bleeding trauma patient progresses through the compensatory mechanisms in response to shock. It is

JC: The REST trial. St Emlyn’s

Some years ago I remember speaking to a rather well known intensivist who was advocating for the extracorporeal removal of CO2 in ICU patients. His logic was that in patients with hypoxic lung failure we

Oxygen targets in critical care: The HOT-ICU trial. St Emlyn’s

Oxygen targets in critically ill/injured patients has been something we’ve talked about on the blog before. In general the evidence to date has suggested that the routine prescription of oxygen to patients is unhelpful and

Beyond the ED: COVID-19 and Critical Care

In this podcast, we talk about the clinical journey of a COVID-19 patient and some insights from the critical care unit. There are some concepts here that we probably don’t do full justice to in

Covid 19 preparations in Virchester. St Emlyn’s

The blog and podcast has been a bit quiet recently as we’ve been focused on the preparations for Corona virus​1​ in the UK and around the world. These are our abbreviated thoughts on where we

Resuscitology UK

Resuscitology UK course review. St Emlyn's

This week we ran the inaugural Resuscitology UK course here in Virchester (Ed – everyone knows you mean Manchester 😉 ). Resuscitology UK aims to improve the way we think about resuscitation practice through case

#ICSSOA2018 Day 3. St Emlyn’s on tour

The tour continues. Although I admit it took me a bit longer to get out of bed this morning following the social agenda for the conference…. Day 3: Morning Another top 5 papers session covering

#ICSSOA2018 DAY 2. St Emlyn’s on tour

The tour continues, and nothing gets me out of bed quicker than a top of the pops countdown. Well done to the program organisers for cunningly putting this first on the agenda to try and

St Emlyns on tour: ICSSOA2018. Monday.

St Emlyn’s is on tour (again) and this week I am at the Intensive Care Society State of the Art meeting in London. Always a truly international affair, with expert academic speakers from across the

JC: One Too Many?

That your “drunk” patient with presumed alcohol intoxication is not simply drunk but in fact has a different, potentially life-threatening cause for their reduced conscious level is a lesson best learned early in the Emergency

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