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JC: Oxygen in ACS. A fuss about nothing? The DETO2X Trial at St.Emlyn’s

DETO2X-SWEDEHEART sounds like a new low-carb, high-alkali, So-Cal diet plan but it is actually a trial exploring the affect of oxygen on mortality in patients with a suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS). There is a striking similarity tenuous link between…
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Rheum for Improvement? The physical challenge of EM training. St.Emlyn’s

Ed – what if EM was your passion, but you also had a chronic disease that made it even more of a struggle? How would you cope, what would you do, and how could others help? Many people consider EM…
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How to declare a Major Incident. St.Emlyn’s

Recent attacks in Manchester, London and around the world have heightened our awareness of the possibility of a major incident being declared at any time of day or night. As emergency physicians (and all specialities really) we need to think…
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Unforgettable: Don’t Forget the Bubbles 2017 (#DFTB17) with Kat Gridley & St.Emlyn’s

  My name is Katherine Gridley and as a Brisbane local and emergency registrar with a paeds interest, I jumped at the chance to talk about one of the latest events on the medical conference calendar, held in my own…
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JC: The VTE and Major Trauma. St.Emlyn’s

All good EM/CC clinicians know that venous thrombo embolism (VTE) is a potential complication of traumatic injury. The immobilisation and haematological changes associated with signficant injury are reasonably well described. Additionally there are controversies over the use of drugs such…
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101 Reflective Lessons from a Year with Sydney HEMS. Part Six: Self Care

This post, detailing my reflections on self care in clinical retrieval medicine, is the sixth in a series recording my reflections on the twelve months I spent working for Sydney HEMS in prehospital and retrieval medicine. The first post covers…
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