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

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

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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 […]

St.Emlyn’s the podcast

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If you’ve not found it yet then don’t forget to follow the St.Emlyn’s podcast. You can find us on iTunes here (please say something nice) and there are quite a few episodes already up on the site. To date we are tackling diagnostics, but there is much more to come on clinical and managerial topics. […]

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

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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 make as clinicians with some fantastic people chipping in from across the world. What do we truly believe in? If […]

Louise Cullen on why most published research is wrong. St.Emlyn’s

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I have to agree with all the sentiments about SMACC being the best conference in the world for a blend of science and practicality for critical care medicine. I also find that SMACC conference talks delve into topics that many others do not venture. Some of them as unsexy, but important, as those around principles […]

What to believe and when to change. St.Emlyn’s at SMACC

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My second talk at SMACC Gold. This followed on from the earlier talk on do risk factors factor  in the ED. In this talk I try and link evidence to population and individual practice. I personally ‘ believe’ that the single biggest influence on clinical practice is how we think, how we value evidence and […]

JC: Does wave form analysis improve outcome in VF arrest? St.Emlyn’s

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For those of us schooled through the Advanved Life Support courses I think we may be forgiven for thinking of Ventricular Fibrillation as a single condition. The treatment of VF follows a set algorithm that certainly implies that we are dealing with a single condition, one which I was taught to be random and unorganised. […]

Do risk factors factor in the ED? St.Emlyn’s at #SMACC Gold

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We’ve said it before but SMACC really is the best conference in the world for anyone involved in resuscitation, and it’s not just about the latest and greatest bits of kit, or the latest airway technique. There is plenty of science, encompassing cutting edge clinicians in emergency medicine, critical care, prehospital care and education. At […]