Tag: Medical education

JC: AP or AL position for cardioversion? St Emlyn’s

Defibrillation is a core skill in emergency medicine. Traditionally we are taught that an anterior-lateral (AL) placement of pads is preferable, although an anterior-posterior (AP) position can be used if AL does not work. This

RCEM CPD conference day 3

RCEM CPD Conference 2022 Day 3

Well, it’s the final day in Bournemouth for the attendees of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Spring CPD Conference of 2022. I’m still here up in the north, and you’ll be pleased to hear

The Rise of an ACP: Leadership.

During a conversation with a physician friend – who was about to complete training and take on a role as a consultant – she expressed (with dismay) how ill-prepared she felt for the leadership elements

SASEM: Myths in resuscitation practice. St Emlyn’s

This week I am (virtually) presenting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at the Saudi Arabian Society of Emergency Medicine 7th Scientific Assembly. It’s always a pleasure to join colleagues from Saudi Arabia and around the world

CODA: Is Emergency Medicine a failed paradigm? Revisited with St Emlyn’s

This week the CODA team have re-released the video and audio from a talk I did with Scott Weingart at SMACC in Dublin. We were tasked with answering the question of whether emergency medicine is

October round up podcast. St Emlyn’s

Our regular round up of the October 2021 content from the blog and podcast at St Emlyn’s with Iain and Simon.

JC: Can we use smaller pigtail drains in traumatic haemothorax?

Back in 2016 we published a blog on chest drains and chest aspiration, in which we argued that the dogma of putting in huge drains for traumatic haemothoraces should be questioned. The dogma of using

August 2021 podcast round up. St Emlyn’s

Our regular round up of the best of the blog from August 2021 with Iain and Simon.

Top 10 Trauma Papers for Trauma UK conference. 2020-2021. St Emyln’s

It’s that time of year again when the Trauma Care UK conference comes around and I get to talk about 10 interesting trauma papers from the last 12 months or so. This is a regular

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

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