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101 Reflective Lessons from a Year with Sydney HEMS. Part One: Education.

  I had never really had an urge to work in the prehospital environment, I’ll be honest. As someone scared of flying the idea of helicopters did not appeal and on the whole I was

Will Northern Ireland get the PHEM service that Dr John Hinds knew it needed?

Altruism: this is why we are here. The concern for the welfare for others: this is why we are here.   The belief that we can and will be better, that we can push harder,

JC. Pre-hospital therapeutic hypothermia: The RINSE trial. St.Emlyn’s

This week we look at the RINSE trial1, a trial examining the prehospital use of hypothermia in post cardiac arrest patients. Therapeutic hypothermia has had a bit of a rollercoaster ride over the last few

JC: Impact Brain Apnoea. St.Emlyn’s

I’ll keep this post brief. This is not a critical appraisal and it’s not a review. It’s an invite to read a paper I was honoured to help write on the subject of Impact Brain

CBRN: An Introduction. St Emlyn’s

yb It is a sad reality that in this day and age the world can be uncertain, volatile and dangerous place.  CBRN (chemical, biological, radioactive, nuclear) threats are real, and as Emergency Physicians it is

London Trauma Conference #LTC2015 – Day Three

London Trauma Conference review with St.Emlyn’s ECMO REBOA prehospital care and air ambulance work

London Trauma Conference #LTC2015 – Day Two

Hello again from the London Trauma Conference! If you haven’t listened to the day one podcast yet, catch up here. We’ve managed to catch up with a couple more speakers for an in-depth chat about

JC: Self extrication vs. assisted extrication. St.Emlyn’s

The last 2 years have seen the agreed wisdom of spinal immobilisation challenged. We have seen a paradigm shift in our attitude towards the use of cervical collar with some prehospital services now removing the

Top 10 Trauma papers 2014-2015. St.Emlyn’s

I was recently at the Trauma Care UK conference in Telford. As ever, it’s a great bunch of people working hard to improve trauma management in the UK. My talk this year was on the

JC: PARAMEDIC trial m-CPR at St.Emlyn’s

  In some ways you might be forgiven for thinking that 2014 was a bit disappointing in terms of EBM. A number of clinical trials that I’ve been looking forward to for some time have

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