Resus & Crit Care

Chest drains & aspiration: Do it better with St.Emlyn’s

    This is just a quickie to support some local teaching in Virchester on ‘chest drain’ insertion, or ‘intercostal drains’ if you prefer additional consonants or ‘chest tubes’ if you are from the land of the Trump. Anyway chest…
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You Snooze, You Lose? #smaccUS The Child with Altered Consciousness

As a part of the #smaccMINI workshop back in Chicago in 2015, I spoke about the approach to the child with an altered conscious level. The podcast is below along with a brief summary of the talk. The guidance below…
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All the King’s Horses… difficult conversations with children in critical care. St.Emlyn’s.

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again1. This blog tackles a really challenging topic in our theme around communication and wellbeing2–4. How do we approach difficult conversations with children in critical care and…
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JC: Is this the REASON to use USS in cardiac arrest? St.Emlyn’s

This month the emergency department point of care ultrasound in out-of-hospital and in-ED cardiac arrest trial from the REASON1 trial is published in the journal Resuscitation. This has been rumoured for some time in the #FOAMed world as patient outcome…
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JC. Pre-hospital therapeutic hypothermia: The RINSE trial. St.Emlyn’s

This week we look at the RINSE trial1, a trial examining the prehospital use of hypothermia in post cardiac arrest patients. Therapeutic hypothermia has had a bit of a rollercoaster ride over the last few years. It was all the…
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JC: Does EPO improve OOHCA outcomes? St.Emlyn’s

Here at St.Emlyn’s we are always interested in improving outcomes from serious illness and injury. In many cases the outcome for patients in terms of their quality of life is related to neurological function. Yet we are limited in what…
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#smaccMINI – Paediatric Resuscitation Update at #smaccDUB

  ILCOR published resuscitation updates in 2015 and I’m sure many of you have already familiarised yourselves with the changes. At smaccMINI I took the paediatric critical care workshop delegates through a whirlwind review of the major changes to paediatric resuscitation and…
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