Medical Technology

Can you unlock your unconscious patient’s mobile phone with their thumb? St.Emlyn’s

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The case: Let’s imagine a case, based on reality but essentially a thought experiment. You are working in the ED resus area when you receive a young unconscious patient from the paramedics. They had been found alone in an alleyway…
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The SWEETest Sim – Real People, High Fidelity at #SWEETs15

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  In March 2015 I invited myself to the Swedish Emergency Medicine conference SWEETs in Stockholm. It was a huge privilege to learn about EM in Sweden and to work alongside some of my favourite people. I had an absolutely…
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PODCAST update with Mark Wilson on the GoodSAM app at the London Trauma Conference

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    Earlier this year we published a blog on the GoodSAM app, a device developed by Mark Wilson and colleagues in London that has a real potential to save lives. Since then we have heard him speak at a…
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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,…
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JC: Is surgical fixation of rib fractures ready for a comeback? St.Emlyn’s

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If you’re an emergency physician practicing in the UK you may  be a bit surprised to hear about a trial published this week looking at the use of open reduction and internal fixation of rib fractures, and more specifically flail…
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