Author Archive: Simon Carley
Journal club was interesting this week. The marvellous AR brought a paper along from the EMJ looking at the use of non-invasive tissue oxygen monitoring in septic patients. Aha, interesting we thought, there is certainly something that appeals to us…
How would you estimate your personal NNT as an Emergency Physician?
How to approach the VIVA component of the FCEM exam
A few months back there was a short twitter conversation between (if I remember rightly) @adamchesters, myself and @karimbrohi about the use tranexamic acid for patients in the prehospital setting. At that time the picture was not that clear really…
Is this FOAM heresy I ask myself…, someone in the social media world suggesting that we should use LESS Special K. I’ve been reflecting recently on my use of ketamine in the emergency department. Back when I was a…
Part 3 on how to write a CTR for the FCEM exam. Linking how you write with the exam structure.
There’s a big bundle of CTRs (Clinical Topic Review) in my pigeon hole this morning, all freshly printed and pristine ready for marking at the next FCEM exam. I’ve not opened them yet, but since the topic is on my…
Pre intubation communication in the resus room for major burns patients. Ethics communication and beliefs. Dilemmas in emergency medicine.
How to consider thresholds for labelling in the diagnostic process. Diagnosis does not guarantee treatment success or failure.
Critical appraisal of NEJM paper on Clopidogrel vs Prasugrel for the treatment of non STEMI