Journal Club

Musings form the evidence based journal club at St Emlyns

JC: Intubate or not intubate? That is the question…

    Clinical scenario: A multi-morbid, elderly patient with renal failure and recently diagnosed hyperkalaemia suffers a cardiac arrest in your busy resuscitation area before you can start appropriate treatment. You start CPR with a fully available team and give instructions…
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JC: Cardiac arrest centres and bypass. St.Emlyn’s

The concept of cardiac arrest centres is not entirely new and is something we’ve been talking about in Virchester for some time. Indeed, there are several articles in the literature and a fairly reasonable patho-physiological argument for them1–3. We know…
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10+1 papers for the Northern Emergency Medicine conference. St.Emlyn’s

I had the honour to speak at the very first Northern Emergency Medicine conference back in 2014 (I think). I had a fantastic time and met so many enthusiastic and superb emergency clinicians. This year I’m lucky enough to be…
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JC: Clots in Pots gets Top Spot. Thromboprophylaxis at St.Emlyn’s

Every so often, a paper comes along that contradicts your gut feeling and/or current practice and makes you really think hard. That happened to me this weekend. You may have previously seen or heard us in Virchester espouse the virtue…
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