Tag Archive: trauma

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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How to manage your boss (the expert patient in the ED). St.Emlyn’s

This is another guest blog from our friend and colleague Andy Volans, Consutlant in Emergency Medicine.   We’ve all been subjected to the challenge of the “Expert Patient”. Our GP colleagues probably get it more as they sit with internet…
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