Tag: resuscitation

JC: Don’t blame it on the Bougie. St Emlyn’s

Many years ago I did my CTR (the Clinical Topic Review*) for my FCEM exam on facilitating intubation in the C-spine immobilised patient. The actual CTR is lost in the mists of time, but the

JC: Oxygen in the Acutely Unwell Patient. St Emlyn’s

When I started in medicine all resuscitation started with some form of supplemental oxygen. Whether that was by face mask, LMA or intubation, oxygen was the mainstay of initial treatment and you would even fail

JC: “To Protect and Serve…and Drop Off”. Penetrating Trauma in Philadelphia. St Emlyn’s

Penetrating trauma is a rising problem on both sides of the Atlantic – just tune into any of the major news channels to see the effect.  Its increasing burden on US prehospital deaths from 2007

#badEMfest18 Day 3. St Emlyn’s

After a very relaxing Friday evening with live music, fireside chats and a wine tasting (from the wine farm of Lee Wallis, no less!), Saturday kicked off with workshops bright and early. Morning Workshops Critical

#badEMFest18 Day 2. St Emlyn’s.

Day two of #badEMFest18 started with sun and beauty. Some lunatics went off for a run in the morning….. #BADEMFest18 pic.twitter.com/BS3SQHVlWd — Brian Burns (@HawkmoonHEMS) March 23, 2018 Day two formally kicked off with a

Bonded in Blood: Ashley Liebig and Noah Galloway. St Emlyn’s

Editor’s note. This blog has been a long time coming. It describes the personal impact of war, trauma, survival and recovery based on Ashley and Noah’s experiences of Iraq in 2005-2006. More than that, it describes

JC: Do early pupil responses predict outcome in cardiac arrest? St Emlyn’s

Imagine yourself in the resus room. You’ve just got Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC) on a patient who was in cardiac arrest. They had excellent bystander CPR and an early shock from an Automatic External

JC: Balanced fluids vs Saline on the ICU. The SMART trial. St Emlyn’s

There has a been a little flutter of activity in the #FOAMed world this week about two trials published in the NEJM on the subject of balanced fluids in the care of critically ill patients,

St Emlyn’s January 2018 in review

Iain and Simon round up the blog posts from January 2018. You can listen to the podcast below. Links to all the blog posts mentioned are listed below. Review of 2017. St.Emlyn’s Simon Carley January

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JC: Devastating Brain Injury. Complex decisions in the resus room. St.Emlyn’s

Social media can sometimes give the impression that all is rosy in the world of resuscitation. We hear of the amazing saves, the wonders of ECMO, helicopters and heroic acts with great outcomes, but the