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Tag: Emergency Medicine

JC: Non-invasive ventilation for COVID 19 patients. The Recovery RS trial. St Emlyn’s

I remember back at the beginning of the pandemic when we were seeing lots of patients arriving in the ED in extremis. The now familiar picture of the deeply hypoxic patient with terrible chest X-rays

EMTA Survey 2020: The good, the bad and the ugly

Co-authored with Dan Darbyshire (@dsdarbyshire) Training and practicing in emergency medicine has been hard the last 18 months. The 2020 EMTA survey tells us where things are not working and where things could be better

June and July 2021 Podcast round up. St Emlyn’s

Our regular round up of the best of the blog from June and July 2021. Some Aural sunshine for you in these Summer months (in the Northern Hemisphere at least). Links to the blog posts

JC: Thromboprophylaxis for the non ICU hospitalised COVID-19 patient. St Emlyn’s

Back in March we reported on a pre-print trial of thromboprophylaxis of ICU patients. The results suggested that there was no benefit for therapeutic dose anticoagulation in COVID19 as a prophylactic strategy for critically ill patients with COVID19. This

Emergency care research: top tips on how to get involved. St Emlyn’s

Coauthored with Edd Carlton (@EddCarlton) and Samantha Jones The COVID-19 pandemic has largely been a difficult time for us all. However, one positive has been the speed at which research has influenced clinical practice. Emergency

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Major Incidents- There’s now a new app for that too

Editorial note: This blog details an app developed by Pete Hulme and colleagues. Although this is now a commercial product we think the origin story, development path and product may be of interest to the

POCUS for COVID19 – Sounding out a Virus

Written by Anna Colclough, Nick Mani, Rachel Liu & Cian McDermott  Edited by Cian McDermott @cianmcdermott We had a super interactive RCEM Clinical Leaders Point-of-Care Ultrasound Zoom call on Thursday April 23 2020. This session

When the plants fight back

Although the blog and podcast have been dominated by COVID-19 over the last few weeks there are always more things to learn beyond virology…. A man in his mid forties (although he looks much younger)

Covid19: Induction materials for docs redeployed to Emergency Medicine. St Emlyn’s

I think everyone is struggling with staffing issues at the moment. A combination of sickness and self isolation is decimating staffing rota in EDs around the world. Use these resources to share with those coming

Combatting COVID19 – Is Lung Ultrasound an Option?

Written by Dr Cian McDermott, Emergency Physician & Director of Emergency Ultrasound Education, Mater University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland | @cianmcdermott Reviewed by Dr Rachel Liu, Emergency Physician & Director of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Education, Yale School