Tag: evidence based medicine

New NICE Guidelines on diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolism

In the midst of everything that is going on with COVID-19 it is easy to see how important non coronavirus stuff can get overlooked. But we still need to keep our eyes open. After a

COVID-19: Journal Club #2 – The Webinar

Welcome to our second webinar on recent research about COVID-19, hosted by the University of Manchester, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Royal College of Emergency Medicine in collaboration with St Emlyn’s. The live event took place

COVID-19 and Blood Clots: Diagnosis, D-dimers and Dilemmas

In a future post I’ll discuss the latest NICE guidance​1​ on the diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolism. When writing that though I knew that for many of you COVID-19 currently consumes you and all

Covid-19 Journal Club: The Director’s Cut #1. St Emlyn’s

Simon recently published on the challenges of practicing evidence based medicine during a pandemic. We are trying to work out what to do for our patients at the same time that research is emerging at

Covid19: Why we need Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) more than ever during a pandemic. St Emlyn’s

Evidence based medicine (EBM) is one of the four pillars of St Emlyn’s. We are usually pretty sceptical about adopting treatments without high quality evidence publishfred in a decent journal and with critical appraisal. Covid19

JC: Top 10 papers 2018-2019 for #RCEM Annual Scientific Conference. St Emlyn’s

This week the St Emlyn’s team is in Gateshead for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s annual scientific conference. This year I’ve been tasked with putting together the top 10 (plus 1) papers of the

JC: The Quick-Wee Method for Faster Clean Catch Urine Collection

The wilful nature of children is responsible for a lot of the facial expressions we see in the paediatric emergency department but few parents are as frustrated as those waiting… and waiting… and waiting for

JC: A decade of reversal: an analysis of 146 contradicted medical practices.

This week the blog, the podcast, SMACC and twitter have been ‘off on one‘ about belief, evidence, adoption, change and practice. It has been great to tackle one of the trickiest decisions we have to


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