So what do we mean by a miss exactly? Is it always a terrible thing and why is it that if we constantly miss diagnoses (we do you know) we are not in court every week? Hopefuly if you have...
Many Emergency Physicians are deeply committed to education. Many will be also be instructors on life support courses. This will often be done in...
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I recently had a bit of fun at the Telford trauma conference talking about the top 10 papers of 2012 and in passing mentioned the #dogmalysis of ATLS shock categories published in Resuscitation last year (with thanks to Cliff Reid for blogging on it). Anyway, the idea of clinical signs as predictors of outcome is very topical at the moment as those of us in UK trauma centres are...Read More
A few years ago…… Resus. 2300 hours. A man in his 60s is brought to the ED looking pretty sick. He is normally fit and well but has had a cough for the last week, becoming breathless over the last 24-36 hours and finally collapsing at home. On arrival to the ED he is in full blown sepsis secondary to a nasty looking pneumonia. Obs? He looks sick!!! Heart rate is 110,...Read More
At this exact moment Joe Lex is speaking in Manchester. He has decided to give his time freely to talk to the good EM folks in Virchester. Sadly not everyone can come tonight, but that’s OK. We hope to record Joe’s talk and share on St.Emlyn’s very soon, but even if you can’t you can get a taste of Joe by listening to one of the greatest podcasts in the...Read More
OK folks, a really quick post 5 days…., yes 5 days before I am due to speak in Telford at the 2013 Trauma Care conference. I’ve been given the topic of ‘The top ten trauma papers of 2012-present and I’m talking in the emergency medicine stream. I’ve got half an hour to get through ten papers which I hope can make a difference to practice. It seems to...Read More
Nice article in Intensive Care Medicine on the diagnostic accuracy of shock ultrasound scanning in hypotensive pts http://t.co/E4NFCrX7xhApril 15, 2013 3:53 pm via Twitter for AndroidReplyRetweetFavorite@PBSherrenPeter Sherren Many thanks to Peter Sherren for spotting this paper published in Intensive Care medicine this month. Point of care ultrasound is one of my interests and...Read More
National/International practice guidelines always give me a bit of a dilemma. On the one hand I feel that I really should read them all….., but on the other hand they are usually interminably long and written in a rather dry style. I suppose that this is inevitable. When discussing the management of ST elevation myocardial infarction we cannot expect comedy, but 500+ pages of...Read More
The St Emlyn’s Blog team are delighted (and excited!) to invite you to join us for an evening of dinner, drinks and inspiration with the utterly marvellous Joe Lex. To attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org Joe Lex is wholeheartedly committed to Free Open Access Meducation (FOAM) and has an enormous collection of recorded EM talks distributed through the Temple University...Read More