Good times part 1: DIDO-30 for STEMI

DIDO 30 2.001

STEMI is one of the true medical emergencies.  We all know that the sooner our patient gets revascularisation, the better they do.  We've known this for years.  In a very nice meta-analysis, Eric Boersma showed how the survival benefit from … [Continue reading]

The SWEETest Sim – Real People, High Fidelity at #SWEETs15

The sweetest

  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 … [Continue reading]

Trials and Tribulations: Ross Fisher on Paediatric Trauma at the London Trauma Conference

trials & tribulations

  You’ve probably worked out by now that the London Trauma conference was full of awesomeness and controversy. Obviously I’m biased, but I found the paediatric stream particularly engaging and I was lucky enough to be able to grab some … [Continue reading]

Trauma: An Elite Sport? Tom Evens at the London Trauma Conference 2014

trauma

One of the things I love about conferences is listening to "fringe" talks - those which don't necessarily cover a review of a clinical topic but encourage us to look at our overall practice in a different way. At the London Trauma Conference back … [Continue reading]

New kids on the block. 2015 APLS trauma updates.

APLS updates 2015

The Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) is, in my opinion at least, a great course. Covering paediatric life support, serious illness and injury it's got a good reputation and is led by a team of clinicians who have always tried to the best for … [Continue reading]

Opiate Overdose in the ED. St.Emlyn’s

Opiate OD in the ED

Listen to the podcast on the management of Opiate OD in the ED by clicking on the link below. Opiate overdose is a common presentation to the ED. It has a significant mortality in the drug using population and although there are antidotes … [Continue reading]

JC: Drinking From the Firehose – Keeping Up with the Literature

DRINKING from the FIREHOSE

You've probably heard the claim that the body of scientific knowledge is growing at an alarming rate - doubling every 9 years is a recent estimate. It's easy to hear your colleagues chatting about recent publications as if they're the new Taylor … [Continue reading]

JC: ED RSI – you can do it. St.Emlyn’s

Stemlyns RSI ED

If you follow my twitter feed, or the feed of the @stemlyns team then you will know that we are advocates of ED RSI. Our patients often present unexpectedly, in extremis and with airway compromise. Resuscitation begins with A for airway so if you … [Continue reading]

Save Yourself Earache – Antibiotics and Otitis Media in the ED

Save yourselfearache

When I was a medical student a friend of mine completed a special study module in ENT which involved a case-based, evidence-based essay on a clinical topic of his choice. He chose acute otitis media. "How exciting!" you might (not) think. Fast … [Continue reading]