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]

Is severe chest pain more likely to be a heart attack?

CHEST PAIN

    Have you ever heard this sort of conversation in your ED? Junior ED doc: Can I run my patient by you, please? Senior ED doc: Sure Junior: I  have a 40 year old man with chest pain.  I don't think it's anything to … [Continue reading]

When we are the Diagnostic Test – Gestalt at St Emlyns

Gestalt

There are many reasons why I enjoy being part of the St Emlyn’s team, not least the chance to share ideas and beliefs about EM with some of the most thoughtful physicians I’ve ever met. Simon’s recent post about Gestalt, has, like many of you, got … [Continue reading]

Simon, Rick and Natalie LIVE at Manchester Medical Society!

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By now I'm sure you know that Simon, Nat and Rick will be giving talks for the Manchester Medical Society Emergency Medicine section on Tuesday 25th November 2014 about #MedEd: The Future's Bright.  The Future's #Social.  This is a great opportunity … [Continue reading]

JC: PARAMEDIC trial m-CPR at St.Emlyn’s

m-CPR

  In some ways you might be forgiven for thinking that 2014 was a bit disappointing in terms of EBM. A number of clinical trials that I’ve been looking forward to for some time have in effect produced negative results. Early goal directed … [Continue reading]

#MedEd: The Future’s Bright. The Future’s #Social

THE FUTURE'S

One of the most awesome developments at St. Emlyn's over the last year or so has been the St. Emlyn's events that we've started running.  The godfather of #FOAM himself, Joe Lex, was our first ever Visiting Professor last year, and he gave an amazing … [Continue reading]