JC The REVERT trial: Dip or doom for SVT in the Emergency Department?

Dip or Doom?

SVT (supraventricular tachycardia) is something we see a lot of in Emergency Medicine.  Any emergency physician will tell you exactly how satisfying it is to treat a patient with SVT.  There must be close to a 100% successful cardioversion rate, one way or another, and after cardioversion patients can usually go straight home soon afterwards.  It’s […]

Speak Up! Have your say on the NICE guidance for Major Trauma

Major Trauma - Courtesy of Janos Baombe

A draft of the NICE guidance on assessment and management of major trauma was released this morning for stakeholder consultation. If you work in a major trauma centre, in a trauma unit – or in any institution which might receive patients with major trauma injuries, YOU are a stakeholder and NICE wants to know what you […]

JC: Gadgets and Gizmos for gaining IV access in kids. St.Emlyn’s

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If you have heard the St.Emlyn’s team talk about innovation then you will know that we have a healthy scepticism for technology. Technology is great of course and we love gadgets as much as the next video-laryngocsopist ( 😉 ), but we also love EVIDENCE. The history of medicine is awash with great ideas that […]

Free #FOAMed based courses at St.Emlyn’s. The next step in shared learning

St.Emlyn's Virtual Hospital presents

Before #FOAMed was invented the St.Emlyn’s team were already deeply immersed in online learning. Back in 2005 we began using a moodle platform to teach our junior doctors online such that we did not have to rely on everyone being in the same place at the same time. This was invention born of necessity as […]

The North West Emergency Medicine Regional Research Symposium 2015


On Thursday 23rd July we held our annual North West Emergency Medicine Regional Research Symposium. This is an opportunity to celebrate some of the fantastic Emergency Medicine research going on around Greater Manchester. And this year, as we usually do, we had a terrific line up. Here’s a quick run down on some of the […]