SIMWARS: Med-U-Tainment at SMACCGold with St.Emlyn’s

CHAMPIONS Stemlyns

In 2014, as in 2013, the SMACC conference arguably ended where it all began, in the roots of resuscitation, with clinical teams coming together to resuscitate and compete against the challenges of knowledge, skill, attitude and relationships. We … [Continue reading]

Impact Brain Apnoea with Gareth Davies from London HEMS. St.Emlyn’s

impact brain apnoea

I was recently discussing the management of traumatic cardiac arrest with one of my junior colleagues and was surprised to hear that they had not heard of impact brain apnoea as a cause of respiratory and subsequently cardiac arrest. Then I reflected … [Continue reading]

JC: Progesterone’s pleiotropic failure in head injury. St.Emlyn’s

More Testosterone

Pleiotropic might just be my favourite new word, thus overtaking November's great word 'Glyptotek' (Danish for Sculpture museum). I digress. Pleiotropic is a word used to describe the ability of a gene to affect multiple phenotypic traits. Great, … [Continue reading]

JC: STI’s at Christmas. St.Emlyn’s

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  We frequently get asked to do 'a little bit more' in the ED. Over the years we have been asked to screen for lots of conditions that may be opportunistically screened for, or which may be associated with the presenting condition. … [Continue reading]

Studying for FCM (Fellow of Corridor Medicine) at St.Emlyn’s

St.Emlyn's waiting room

(Ed - there are two parts to this post. The slightly tongue in cheek beginning and a more serious endpiece that addresses the very real and very dangerous issues of ED overcrowding. If you're interested in the useful stuff then skip to the … [Continue reading]

JC: Intra-arterial treatment for Stroke

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Here at St.Emlyn's the whole team loves a good stroke trial as they always throw up controversies and concerns about methods, outcomes and our absolute favourite 'statistics'. That said, although we love discussing the trials we remain sceptical … [Continue reading]

Breathe! Approach to the child who is short of breath. St.Emlyn’s

BreatHE!

This post in the St Emlyn's Induction Series covers the approach to the child who is short of breath. Check out the induction podcast below, followed by some learning points and further reading Step One - Don't Panic! You have plenty of … [Continue reading]

St Emlyn’s at the London Trauma Conference – Day 3

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The final day of the London Trauma Conference 2014 concentrated on pre-hospital emergency medicine and air ambulance operations. The day was hosted by the Norwegian Air Ambulance and had a mix of Scandinavian and international speakers. A wide … [Continue reading]

St Emlyn’s at the London Trauma Conference – Day 2

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It's been another great day at the London Trauma Conference and we are pretty excited about the podcasts we've recorded today with the friendly and enthusiastic LTC speakers. Missed day 1's podcast? Catch it here. Highlights from today's talks … [Continue reading]

St Emlyn’s at the London Trauma Conference – Day 1

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The press in the UK get rather a bad, well, press. According to Hugh Grant and others the media has rather a lot to answer for, whether it's phone hacking or misreporting and celebrity hyperbole, yet it was with a degree of pride that I picked up my … [Continue reading]

#CommunicatED 1: Discharge & Safety Netting in ED

SAFETY NETTING-2

#CommunicatED is a series on core communication topics in the ED. What do we mean by safety netting? Safety netting is a term used to describe the advice we give to patients or their relatives or carers as we discharge them from the Emergency … [Continue reading]