Tag Archive: trauma

“To Protect and Serve…and Drop Off”. Penetrating Trauma in Philadelphia. St Emlyn’s

Penetrating trauma is a rising problem on both sides of the Atlantic – just tune into any of the major news channels to see the effect.  Its increasing burden on US prehospital deaths from 2007 to 2014 was recently highlighted…
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Top 10 trauma papers 2017-2018 for @traumacareUK conference. St Emlyn’s

This week I am at the Trauma Care UK conference. If you’ve not been to this one then you should, it’s friendly, great value and aims to influence and engage with all aspects of trauma care from injury prevention right…
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Bonded in Blood: Ashley Liebig and Noah Galloway. St Emlyn’s

Editor’s note. This blog has been a long time coming. It describes the personal impact of war, trauma, survival and recovery based on Ashley and Noah’s experiences of Iraq in 2005-2006. More than that, it describes a remarkable human being, Noah…
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. A personal story. St.Emlyn’s

Ed – This blog is the first from our friend and colleague Rusty whom you may well have met a SMACC conference, seen him online, or at the SMACC FORCE simulations with the ATACC group. This blog explores health and…
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Is there anything else I need to know? Working in Africa.

This is a guest post from our good friend Stevan Bruijns aka @codingbrown Stevan has been an advocate of international emergency medicine for many years and he, like us feels that there is much that high income countries can do…
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JC : Paracetamol, NSAID’s or both in MSK trauma. St.Emlyn’s

 Pain… patients complain about it… A LOT. It’s the commonest reason for attending emergency departments across the globe so we should be (and need to be) pretty good at treating it. With that in mind I thought we could look at this…
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JC: Does earlier TXA save lives? St.Emlyn’s

Administration of tranexamic acid (TXA) is integral part of the management for major trauma patients in the UK. It is deemed such an important aspect that its administration is used as a quality indicator to benchmark major trauma centres across…
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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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