Professor Simon Carley

Professor Simon Carley is Consultant in Emergency Medicine. He works in adult and paediatric emergency medicine. He has published over 100 academic papers and has a passion for research and education. Google

College of Emergency Medicine Conference Exeter: Day 3 round up

May the FOAM be with you

Another great day in Exeter at the College scientific conference. Superbly organised by Adam Reuben and his colleagues with a fantastic, engaging, entertaining and accessible program. It has been a real triumph of a conference in a venue outside of the major conurbations. We can all learn from the organising teams enthusiasm, creativity and general […]

College of Emergency Medicine Conference: Exeter 2014 Day 2

May the FOAM be with you

Another great day in Exeter at the College academic conference. Many great presentations from great teachers and researchers. Here are some of the highlights from day 2. 1. A great talk from James Robson on rugby medicine. A great talk with fab videos on pitchside medicine. 2. Taj Hassan on the drive for improving quality […]

Free Open Access RESUSCITATION – the GoodSamApp with Mark Wilson

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    Mark Wilson. One of the things I love about medicine is the cross-fertilisation of ideas and techniques from one discipline to another. I worry that as more subspecialisation occurs, cross-fertilisation will be lost. Emergency medicine and critical care, spanning so many areas, are unique in that they may be the last places of […]

JC: Is there any point teaching paramedics? St.Emlyn’s

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OK, so it’s a provocative title, but it reflects my thoughts when I first saw this paper on teaching paramedics and in particular when I saw the conclusion. ‘….the evidence indicates that there is no benefit of advanced life support training for ambulance crews on patient outcomes’ Really? That reminded me of this…… OK, the […]

An introduction to sample size calculations. St.Emlyn’s

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This blog post is based on a paper I put together with Steve Jones and Magnus Harrison way back in 2003. In that paper we covered an area of critical appraisal that strikes fear into many a reader.., the issues of sample size and power calculations. What we hoped to do back then (and now) […]

JC: POCUS for the breathless patient. St.Emlyn’s

HOCUS

This might be the paper (or perhaps the first of many papers) that I’ve been waiting for. Like many colleagues in the #FOAMed world I’m a big fan of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in the ED and I increasingly find it incredibly helpful in patients with respiratory associated symptoms. Over the years I have […]

The Archers of the Emergency Department. St.Emlyn’s

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It is a little known fact that to be successful as an emergency physician in the UK it is vital to take a three month rotation in Archery. Archery is a key skill for us all dating back to Medieval times when we introduced the longbow into warfare. This devastating tool could cause panic in […]

JC: Paediatric massive transfusion. St.Emlyn’s

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I am lucky enough to work in both paediatric and adult trauma centres in Virchester. I think this is a good mix as really nasty paediatric trauma is rare but adult trauma is not. This means that we can transfer our expertise gained from frequent exposure to severely injured adults to the much rarer severely […]

TTL podcast 1. Getting to CT in 30 minutes.

Trauma Team Leadership

This week we have released a podcast on trauma team leadership that focuses on the management of trauma patients in the ED, and in particular a focus on getting patients from the door to CT within 30 mins. You probably know that in the UK we love (Ed – no we don’t) time based targets. […]

Are you feeling satisfied? The GMC survey and EM.

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If you are a trainer or a trainee in the UK you will no doubt be familiar with the annual GMC survey. This national snapshot of training gives useful information on the state of training in all specialities across trusts in the UK. The GMC uses this data in many different ways, and it’s really […]