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 […]

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 amazing and exhausting time – as well as presenting on presentation skills for the Teaching […]

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 number of conferences including an inspiring talk at the London Trauma Conference. Iain was lucky […]

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 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 chests.  Surgical management of rib fractures is something that took place 40-60 years ago, but […]