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June 21, 2019  
June 7, 2019  

Traumatic Cardiac Arrest with Prof Jason Smith RN

This is the podcast that accompanies the recent blog post on Jason's latest research on traumatic cardiac arrest and closed chest compressions. This discussion is more wider ranging and explores how the management of TCA has changed, and is changing as we begin to gain a better understanding of the physiological mechanisms underpinning our resuscitation strategies.

Read the blog here. http://www.stemlynsblog.org/jc-should-we-use-chest-compressions-in-traumatic-cardiac-arrest-st-emlyns/

Key references

Closed chest compressions reduce survival in an animal model of haemorrhage-induced traumatic cardiac arrest.Watts S, Smith JE, Gwyther R, Kirkman E. Resuscitation. 2019 May 9;140:37-42. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2019.04.048. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Paediatric traumatic cardiac arrest: the development of an algorithm to guide recognition, management and decisions to terminate resuscitation. Vassallo J, Nutbeam T, Rickard AC, Lyttle MD, Scholefield B, Maconochie IK, Smith JE; PERUKI (Paediatric Emergency Research in the UK and Ireland). Emerg Med J. 2018 Nov;35(11):669-674. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2018-207739. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

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Paediatric traumatic cardiac arrest: a Delphi study to establish consensus on definition and management. Rickard AC, Vassallo J, Nutbeam T, Lyttle MD, Maconochie IK, Enki DG, Smith JE; PERUKI (Paediatric Emergency Research in the UK and Ireland). Emerg Med J. 2018 Jul;35(7):434-439. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2017-207226. Epub 2018 Apr 28.

The outcome of patients in traumatic cardiac arrest presenting to deployed military medical treatment facilities: data from the UK Joint Theatre Trauma Registry. Barnard EBG, Hunt PAF, Lewis PEH, Smith JE. J R Army Med Corps. 2018 Jul;164(3):150-154. doi: 10.1136/jramc-2017-000818. Epub 2017 Oct 6.

Smith JE, Rickard A, Wise D. Traumatic cardiac arrest. J R Soc Med. January 2015:11-16. doi:10.1177/0141076814560837

May N. Traumatic Cardiac Arrest. St Emlyn’s. http://www.stemlynsblog.org/traumatic-cardiac-arrest/. Published 2012. Accessed 2019.

May 1, 2019  

April 2019 round up podcast.

Here is the latest from the St Emlyn's team

 

April 24, 2019  

March 2019 Podcast round up. St Emlyn’s

Here’s our regular monthly round up of the best of the blog from March 2019

 

April 13, 2019  

February 2019 Podcast round up St Emlyn’s

Our regular monthly round up of the best of the blog from Feb 2019.

April 10, 2019  

George Wills on Aortic Emergencies from #stemlynsLIVE

Back in late 2018 we gathered in Manchester for the inaugural #stemlynsLIVE conference. Our friend Dr George Wills gave a great talk on Aortic Emergencies.

All emergency physicians know that it's all to easy to miss an aortic catastrophe. Listen to George's wisdom on common pitfalls and top tips to make you a better emergency clinician.

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Also check out these excellent #FOAMed resources.

March 15, 2019  

Kat Evans at #stemlynsLIVE on South African Emergency Medicine

Last year we were honoured to bring Kat Evans to Manchester to talk at the #stemlynsLIVE conference. We've covered emergency medicine in South Africa before on the blog, but there is no substitute to hearing about it from someone who actually works there.

February 23, 2019  

CAN 8 p-values

Part of the critical appraisal nuggets series. You can read more here https://www.stemlynsblog.org/cans-critical-appraisal-nuggets-st-emlyns/ 

Also mentioned in this podcast

1. Definition of p-values on the bottom line https://www.thebottomline.org.uk/blog/ebm/p-value/

2. Fragility index https://lifeinthefastlane.com/ccc/fragility-index/ 

3. Confidence interval https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confidence_interval 

February 17, 2019  

January 2019 round up podcast from St Emlyn’s

The latest blog posts, ideas and thoughts from the St Emlyn's podcast. This month with Simon Carley and Rick Body,

January 30, 2019  

Can we use diagnostic probability to guide treatment thresholds in acute coronary syndromes.

This is a really important concept developed by Charlie Reynard and Rick Body here in Manchester. There is an accompanying paper in the EMJ that you can read via this link https://emj.bmj.com/content/34/12/A870 

This concept could radically change how we make probabilistic prescribing decisions in the ED. Have a listen and look out for a blog post on St Emlyn's soon.

December 31, 2018  
December 23, 2018  

November round up podcast 2018. St Emlyn’s

 

November was a busy month for the St Emlyn's team with a variety of blogs on conferences, EBM, philosophy and education. Here's the podcast and the links to the blogs mentioned in November.

 

FeminEM part 2 with Natalie May https://www.stemlynsblog.org/fix18-part-two/ 

 

 

Dan Horner on the POLAR trial of hypothermia in brain injury https://www.stemlynsblog.org/jc-hypothermia-in-brain-injury-the-polar-trial-st-emlyns/ 

 

 

 

Claire Bromley on her experience on elective in Cape Town https://www.stemlynsblog.org/south-africa-as-a-medical-student-elective-claire-bromley/ 

 

Natalie May on why resuscitation is not sexy https://www.stemlynsblog.org/so-unsexy/ 

 

 

Salim Rezaie on Advanced ACLS - beyonfd the guidelines https://www.stemlynsblog.org/beyond-acls-salim-rezaie-at-stemlynslive/ 

 

December 16, 2018  

Peter Brindley on Human factors, technology and humanity in critical care

This podcast was recorded at the Intensive Care Society State of the Art meeting in London 2018. Simon Carley interviews Prof Peter Brindley on the interface of technology, humans and humanity in critical care. The audio was recorded live and at the venue so there is a fair bit of background noise, but we hope that this does not distract from a wide ranging and fascinating podcast.

 

December 6, 2018  

Five free strategies to improve your resuscitations. Simon Carley at #stemlynsLIVE

Five strategies to improve your resuscitations.

1. Zero point survey

2. Peer review

3. 10 in 10

4. Hot debriefs

5. Fly the patient

You can read about these strategies, watch the video and learn about the background on the St Emlyn's blog here https://www.stemlynsblog.org/stemlynslive-five-free-strategies-to-improve-your-resuscitation-practice-st-emlyns/ 

November 28, 2018  

Beyond ALS with Salim Rezaie at #stemlynsLIVE

Salim Rezaie from the REBEL EM podcast takes us through the optimal management of cardiac arrest and also explores some of the controversies and difficulties that make the difference to our patients. 

You can read a lot more about the background to this talk, see the evidence and watch the video on the St Emlyn's site. Just follow this link. https://www.stemlynsblog.org/beyond-acls-salim-rezaie-at-stemlynslive/ 

November 13, 2018  

St Emlyn’s October 2018 round up

Here's our round up of the best of the blog from October 2018.

In Pursuit of Excellence with Natalie May from #stemlynsLIVE https://www.stemlynsblog.org/in-pursuit-of-excellence/

A FeminEM in NY with Natalie May Part 1. https://www.stemlynsblog.org/fix18-part-one/

JC: Cricoid Pressure, Do we still need it? Simon Carley https://www.stemlynsblog.org/jc-cricoid-pressure-and-rsi-do-we-still-need-it-st-emlyns/

Teaching and Learning in Stretched Environments with Simon Carley https://www.stemlynsblog.org/teaching-and-learning-in-stretched-environments-rsm-2018-st-emlyns/

Five free strategies to improve your resuscitations Simon Carley https://www.stemlynsblog.org/stemlynslive-five-free-strategies-to-improve-your-resuscitation-practice-st-emlyns/

PTSD and me, EMDR therapy with Rusty Carroll https://www.stemlynsblog.org/ptsd-and-me-part-3-emdr-therapy-st-emlyns/

 

October 28, 2018  

Natalie May on the pursuit of excellence

 

This presentation was given at the inaugural #stemlynsLIVE conference on the 8th of October 2018 in Manchester. You can read more about the presentation and the conference here. https://www.stemlynsblog.org/in-pursuit-of-excellence/

October 22, 2018  
October 16, 2018  

St Emlyn’s August 2018 Round Up

A little later than planned, but here is the podcast round up of the St Emlyn's blog for August 2018.

The following blogs are discussed.

Lessons learned at EMSA https://www.stemlynsblog.org/lessons-learned-at-emsa18/

Troponin and Biotin https://www.stemlynsblog.org/troponin-and-biotin-a-lethal-combination/

Top apps at EMSA https://www.stemlynsblog.org/top-apps-at-emsa18-st-emlyns/

Navigating the CESR route in UK emergency medicine training https://www.stemlynsblog.org/et-tu-brute-one-mans-battle-with-cesr-st-emlyns/

JC: IV fluids review paper https://www.stemlynsblog.org/jc-intravenous-fluid-therapy-in-critically-ill-adults-review-st-emlyns/

Moral Injury in emergency medicine https://www.stemlynsblog.org/moral-injury-in-emergency-and-pre-hospital-care-esther-murray-on-st-emlyns-podcast/

September 28, 2018  

EMS Gathering 2018

EMS Gathering round up 2018 with Simon Carley and Aiden Baron. See www.stemlynsblog.org Apologies for the sound quality on this one, it was all done in a fairly noisy environment.

Don't forget to listen to special guests from 23 mins onwards.

August 30, 2018  
August 17, 2018  

St Emlyn’s July 2018 round up

A quick round up of the best from the blog in July 29.

 

Infinite Game theory and Emergency Medicine with  Craig Ferguson

http://stemlynsblog.org/only-a-game-infinite-game-theory-in-emergency-medicine/

 

Epinephrine in Cardiac Arrest: Journal Club post (and a really important one)

http://stemlynsblog.org/jc-does-epinephrine-work-in-cardiac-arrest-st-emlyns/

 

Keep on Walking: PTSD and me with Rusty Carroll

http://stemlynsblog.org/keep-walking-ptsd-and-me-part-2-st-emlyns/

 

Tamulosin in Renal Colic: Journal Club post

http://stemlynsblog.org/jc-tamsulosin-and-renal-colic-st-emlyns/

 

Pointing the Finger: Paronychia in the ED from Natalie May

http://stemlynsblog.org/paronychia/

 

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June 15, 2018  

St Emlyn’s review #badEMfest18

Nat and Simon discuss the recent #badEMfest18 conference.

You can read more about the conference on our posts on the stemlynsblog website.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4... it's coming

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May 31, 2018  

Acute Psychiatric Emergencies in the ED. The APEx course.

This month we have a podcast on how we approach patients with mental health needs in the ED. It outlines the rationale and delivery of a change in how we manage some of the most vulnerable patients in the ED. We hope you find it interesting and I suspect you will also find it quite challenging. We are aiming to improve the care of patients with Mental Health needs, but in doing so we must face our own prejudices and practices, which are not always healthy.

Editorial note on language – as you listen to the podcast you might be surprised to hear us use words like ‘insane’ in relation to decisions and systems. In some ways it seems incongruous to use such terms in a podcast that promotes a better understanding of mental health issues. We considered taking them out, but after consideration we left them in an attempt to illustrate the false dichotomy between medical and psychiatric needs that is embedded in much of our work. Perhaps the use of language reflects this and makes the point that we can do better.

Why do we need to rethink our approach to Psychiatric emergencies in the ED?

There are a group of life threatening conditions that present to your ED that you don’t deal with, or at least you don’t deal with very well. This group of conditions has a significant mortality and an incredibly high morbidity, but if you are a typical emergency physician you probably don’t think you own the problem. This group of conditions is at least as common as chest pain and yet it’s unlikely that you feel the same level of ownership of the problem. 

The issue is of course that of psychiatric illness. In Virchester it accounts for about 1 in 20 patients through the door, and that number is much, much higher if we were to include substance abuse and its related outcomes. 

In general, the approach in many UK units is to divide the patient up on arrival into physical and mental health needs. We feel responsible for the physical problem and then we try and offload any psychiatric problems onto the psychiatrists and mental health teams. At the centre of this is the patient who really does not see or feel this dichotomy and we really need to challenge our approach to this.

Such dichotomies are embedded in our systems. I’m sure that many readers will be familiar with the request to ‘medically clear’ a patient in order that they can then be assessed by the mental health team. Bizareer customs and practice take place around these assessments, for example in Virchester the rule that a patient with a heart rate of more than 100 cannot be medically fit for assessment is sometimes used to decline psychiatric assessment. Such informal rules (none are actually written down or appear in any agreed protocol) result in delayed assessments, patient distress and long waits in the ED. I could go on, and whilst there is good and practice amongst all teams and specialities (we are just as bad at the mental health teams in promoting this dichotomy), the point is that we really don’t act in the patient’s best interests by dividing mental and physical health.

This clear difficulty was one of the starting points for the APEX course, which aims to bring psychiatry and emergency medicine together for the benefit of patients, services and staff. 

The interview on the podcast is recorded with Prof. Kevin Mackway-Jones who many of you will know through his work with the Advanced Life Support Group. He was the instigator of APLS at a time when there was a clear need for emergency physicians to improve their approach and knowledge of paediatric emergencies. APEx feels the same. A common condition in our EDs for which we are not currently doing the best that we can for our patients and where a joint teaching and learning approach is needed between the ‘tribes’ of medicine.

This could be a game changer to how we manage a very common and very vulnerable group of patients in the ED.

So what’s on the course?

I can’t give you the whole courses here but there are a few principles that underpin the content and approach.

Key points.

  1. It’s co-written and developed between psychiatry and emergency medicine
  2. It’s a symptom based approach (just like APLS) and so it deals with how we deal with the presenting complaint first and not the underlying diagnosis (as you may not know what this is when you are dealing with the patient).
  3. The approach will be familiar to many Eps.
  4. Primary Survey
  5. Resuscitation
  6. Secondary Survey
  7. Definitive management
  8. There is a unified approach. The patient needs an ABC approach for physical health, but in addition and concurrently they also need the AEIOU approach.
    1. A – Assessment of Aggression and Agitation
    2. E – The Environment in which you are assessing the patient
    3. I – The Intent of the patient
    4. O – The Objects the patient has to carry out the intent
    5. U – The Unified assessment (as you will also be carrying out an ABC assessment alongside AEIOU)
  9. Rapid tranquilisation is a key conern for EPs and so there is lots on this that does not automatically default to restraint, a needle and syringe and a significant risk.
    1. Oral tranquilisation works
    2. Ketamine is not the answer to every patient
    3. It’s a risk based approach as every intervention (including no intervention) has a risk

Find out more

You can find out more on the ALSG website here.

What has APEx got to do with St Emlyn’s?

At St Emlyn’s we are letting you know about the course for several reasons. Many of us teach and support the work of the ALSG charity (for free and because we believe in it), but also that we all believe that the care of patients with mental health needs can be improved. They are a vulnerable group who generally get a bad deal when they present in crisis to emergency departments. We know we can do better and we believe that this course will help us achieve our goal to do the best that we can for our patients.

APEX Course information.

 

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@EMManchester

 

May 26, 2018  

St Emlyn’s April 2018 blog and podcast round up.

Simon and Iain talk through what the team has been up to in April. All the blogs should be on the website and of course you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or via PodBean.

Key publications in April.

1. Our e-book on health and wellbeing for the resuscitationist. http://stemlynsblog.org/the-resuscitationists-guide-to-health-and-wellbeing-a-st-emlyns-e-book/

2. Police drop offs for penetrating trauma in the US. http://stemlynsblog.org/to-protect-and-serveand-drop-off-st-emlyns/

3. The latest blogs on the amazing #badEMfest18 conference in South Africa http://stemlynsblog.org/bademfest18-day-3-st-emlyns/

4. The top 10 trauma papers of the year http://stemlynsblog.org/top-10-trauma-papers-2017-2018-for-traumacareuk-conference-st-emlyns/

5. Complications of anticoagulation http://stemlynsblog.org/complications-of-anticoagulation-and-how-to-manage-them-st-emlyns/

6. Trauma CT in kids http://stemlynsblog.org/jc-trauma-paediatric-wbct/

7. The folly of dichotomous diagnosis http://stemlynsblog.org/50-shades-black-white-folly-dichotomy/

8. Bonded in Blood with Ashley Liebig and Noah Gallagher http://stemlynsblog.org/bonded-in-blood/

9. How to coach your team and the Austrian EM conference http://stemlynsblog.org/how-to-coach-feedback-team-st-emlyns/

Gosh, when you write it down and think about all the work the rest of the team puts in to teach and learn it makes me kind of proud. Don't forget to join us later this year for the live version at #stemlyneLIVE in Manchester.

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May 17, 2018  

St Emlyn’s March 2018 blog and podcast round up.

Iain and Simon catch up on what happend on the St Emlyn's blog and podcast in March 2018.

Visit http://www.stemlynsblog.org for more info and links to the articles mentioned in the podcast.

This month we cover IV fluids and the never-ending debate around balanced crystalloids vs. saline, we look at working in Africa on secondment or as a placement and we round off with a discussion of the utility of pupillary signs in the prognosis of patients post cardiac arrest.

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April 29, 2018  

The Physican Response Unit (PRU) with Rich Carden and Tony Joy

The Physician Response Unit (PRU) is an innovative service in East London that takes the emergency department to the patient. The PRU is led by Tony Joy, consultant in emergency medicine and prehospital care and is a fairly unique service to the UK.

In this podcast our very own Richard Carden interviews Tony for an in depth understanding of how the service is supporting the entire emergency care system in London.

You can read more about the PRU here https://londonsairambulance.co.uk/our-service/news/2017/10/remodelled-pru-to-be-a-seven-day-service-for-the-first-time and look out for a blog post on the St Emlyn's blog site very soon.

April 24, 2018  

St Emlyn’s February 2018 blog and podcast round up.

Iain and Simon review the best of the blog from February 2018.

Simon Carley

April 2, 2018  

St Emlyn’s January 2018 in review

Iain and Simon round up the blog posts from January 2018. You can listen to the podcast below. Links to all the blog posts mentioned are listed below.

Review of 2017. St.Emlyn’s

As 2017 ends and we look forward to 2018 it’s time to reflect on a year with the St.Emlyn’s team. Despite our chronological and geographical dispersal it’s really felt like a team effort in 2017. We have travelled, learned, listened,…
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JC: Devastating Brain Injury. Complex decisions in the resus room. St.Emlyn’sDBI devaststing brain injury stemlyns

Social media can sometimes give the impression that all is rosy in the world of resuscitation. We hear of the amazing saves, the wonders of ECMO, helicopters and heroic acts with great outcomes, but the reality is of course very…
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St.Emlyn’s goes further north – NEM Conference #NEMC18

It’s the second time I’ve been to the Northern Emergency Medicine conference, this year held in the sunny city of Durham. I say sunny… I needed my jacket. Last year’s programme was great and included some fantastic speakers, including our…
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JC: Can I safely discharge dizzy patients from the ED?

  Last month, I came across a clinical review published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine1 that got me really excited! It got me excited (in a geeky professional sense of course…) as it covered a topic that causes significant…
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On Reflection

On Reflection I’ve been reflecting on reflection for some time now, at least since I started formally collecting my lessons from Sydney HEMS and probably even before that, because this sort of meta nonsense is something medical education enthusiasts like…
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CRYOSTAT-2 with Ross Davenport

You might be aware that an exciting new trial has started called Cryostat-2.  This is exciting as it has the potential to improve patient outcomes, but also because it will involve all the Major Trauma Centres in England and 8…
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The End of the ‘Roid? JC: ADRENAL

So another year, another Critical Care Reviews meeting. Rob is doing an absolutely fantastic job with these, inviting lead authors from major critical care trials to present and defend their work. In fact, this is going so well that this…
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Belgian EM at BeSEDiM 2018.

Last weekend, the BeSEDiM (Belgian Society of Emergency and Disaster Medicine) organised their annual symposium. It is the scientific organization of the Belgian emergency physicians with Said Idrissi as chairman. 13 years ago, Belgian Emergency medicine was born as a…
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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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Before you go please don’t forget to…

Simon and Iain belatedly reflect on a tough winter and the posts in January.

Check out stemlynsconference.com if you want to know more about #StEmlynsLIVE

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February 23, 2018  

Debriefing in Critical Care with Liz Crowe

In this episode, the fabulous Liz Crowe (@LizCrowe2) discusses how to approach debriefing after critical (and non critical) incidents in healthcare. We focus on the debriefing that takes place 5-7 days after an incident. For more on a "hot" debrief listen to this podcast by Ashley Liebig and Rob Orman (http://blog.ercast.org/beating-stress-and-the-hot-offload-with-ashley-leibig/)

February 14, 2018  

CAN 8. Diagnostics and PICTR questions.

Rick and Simon talk about critical appraisal and diagnostic studies. How does a PICTR question work and how can you use it to assess the quality of a published study, and how can it be used in research design.

 

January 24, 2018  

Managing Perceived Devastating Brain Injured patients.

In this podcast Simon talks to Dan Harvey (ITU) and Mark Wilson (Neurosurgeon) on the management of complex patients with a perceived devastating brain injury.

This podcast is linked to the blog on the St.Emlyn's website.

http://stemlynsblog.org/jc-devastating-brain-injury-complex-decisions-in-the-resus-room-st-emlyns/

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January 16, 2018  
December 27, 2017  

HEMS, reflections and St.Emlyn’s e-books.

Natalie and Simon discuss reflections, e-books and life at Sydney HEMS. This week we have added Lorikeets in the background (Nat recorded at Coogee Bay in NSW). We think they sound cute so we've kept them in (or rather we could not edit them out).

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December 9, 2017  

November Round up 2017.

Our November round up of news from the blog with Simon and Nat.

December 9, 2017  

How to use WhatsApp and other group messaging systems in a Major Incident.

A quick summary on how you can use group messaging systems in a major incident. A vast improvement on telephone cascades BUT you have to set this up in advance. If you make it up on the day it will be a disaster. Here's the tips and tricks from the Virchester team. You can read more here http://stemlynsblog.org/tag/whatsapp/

November 10, 2017  

#badEMfest18 and St.Emlyn’s

Simon chats to Katya Evans and Craig Wylie about the badEM team and their unique conference planned for 2018.

October 21, 2017  

St Emlyn’s in Review October 2017

Simon (@EMManchester) and Iain (@docib) review some of the articles from the St Emlyns blog site (http://stemlynsblog.org/) from recent weeks and chat about the current state of Emergency Medicine in the UK.

1:00 - How to declare a Major Incident - http://stemlynsblog.org/how-to-declare-a-major-incident-st-emlyns/

3:10 -  RCEM ASC 2017 – Update on the TiLLI study - http://stemlynsblog.org/rcem-asc-2017-update-on-the-tilli-study/

6:03 - The rise and SURPRISE of the DOACs - http://stemlynsblog.org/the-rise-and-surprise-of-the-doacs/

8:08 - Life as an EM Trainee in South Africa -  https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-st-emlyns-virtual-hospital-podcast/id547326956?mt=2&i=1000393179333

9:26 - Rheum for Improvement? The physical challenge of EM training - http://stemlynsblog.org/rheum-for-improvement-st-emlyns/ Harriet's website is here  - https://www.rheumforimprovement.com/

10:47 - JC: Oxygen in ACS. A fuss about nothing? The DETO2X Trial - http://stemlynsblog.org/oxygen-in-acs-a-fuss-about-nothing/. Paper is here - http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1706222

11:57 - Is cMyC the new troponin? - http://stemlynsblog.org/cmyc-new-troponin/

13:00 - Who gets a Tetanus? You get a Tetanus! - http://stemlynsblog.org/tetanus-in-the-ed/

14:22 - Mass Casualty Incidents: Lessons from AAST - http://stemlynsblog.org/mass-casualty-incidents-lessons-aast-st-emlyns/

15:00 - The Annual Scientific Conference and the State of EM

October 6, 2017  

Life as an EM trainee in South Africa. Postgraduate electives and more.

I recently met up with some amazing UK docs working in South Africa at the EMSSA conference. This conference was held in Sun City near Johannesburg and brought together emergency physicians from across the contient.

It was great to catch up some UK docs who were on postgraduate electives  working in hospitals like Khayelitsha which you may remember from this amazing blog by Robert Lloyd.

So please listen, learn and get in touch if it's something that you want to do.

On the podcast we have

Simon Carley (@EMManchester), Jennifer Hulse (@coffeeheadaches), Chris Wearmouth (@CCWearmouth), Jacob Smith (@DrJacobSmith), Emma Gold (@EmmaRGold) and Chloe Sanderson.


There are also Marina Queisser & Eveline Baerends
in the photo.

August 17, 2017  

Foreskins: A PED primer. St.Emlyn’s

A podcast on foreskin problems in the paediatric emergency department with Ross Fisher and Simon Carley.

This podcast links to the blog post which you can find here. Foreskins a PED primer.

August 1, 2017  

Everybody’s free - Top Tips for the Class of 2017

It's that time of year again, where we get new colleagues in the Emergency Department (and across lots of other areas of the hospital too).

These are some of the top tips  for new starters (and life in the ED in general) gathered from the senior medical and nursing team at Virchester (South).

More induction guidance and education available at http://stemlynsblog.org/induction/

Oh. And one tip we left out - always wear sunscreen.

With thanks (and apologies) to Baz Luhrmann.

July 28, 2017  

Non accidental injury in the ED.

This podcast links to a previous blog on St.Emlyns which you can find here.

Thinking the unthinkable.

 

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June 23, 2017  

#dasTTC in Copenhagen. The third and final day.

Our last podcast from the teaching course in Copenhagen #dasTTC. George Wills, Simon Carley, Natalie May, Jesse Spurr and Salim Rezzaie give the faculty perspective.

The short version is we think and hope that the delegates learned something, but as a faculty we once again learned loads and met some amazing people.

Roll on the next course. (hint they are in San Fransisco and Melbourne).

S

June 23, 2017  

The teaching course day 2. Copenhagen.

Chris Nickson, Natalie May and Simon Carley discuss simulation and educational theory on day 2 of the teaching course.

June 22, 2017  

The teaching course day 1. Copenhagen.

Nat, Simon and Ash discuss day one of The Teaching Course in Copenhagen.

EMZen, wellness, icebreakers and feedback.

March 22, 2017  

Top Ten Trauma Papers 2016

Iain and Simon chat through our top ten trauma papers for 2016. Lots here for anyone who is interested in trauma including whole body CT, traumatic cardiac arrest, neurosurgery in severe head injury and much more. As ever we'd suggest you read the original papers, references for which along with a blogpost can all be found here http://stemlynsblog.org/top-10-trauma-papers-2016-st-emlyns/

 

 

March 5, 2017  

St Emlyn’s In Review - March 2017

In a new podcast format Simon (@EMManchester) and Iain (@docib) discuss the month's offerings from the St Emlyn's blog and podcast (www.stemlynsblog.org).

 

It's been a month full of interesting posts on subjects as diverse as Thrombolysis in Stroke (Alan Grayson), The Future of Emergency Medicine in the Social Age (Simon), Cardiac Arrest Centres (Simon), Love in Critical Care (Liz Crowe), Transfers (Nat and Simon), Thrombolysis in PE (a guest post from FOAMed legend Anand Swarminathan) and Benzos in Back Pain (Janos). Head to the website for the articles themselves and all the references and links you need.

 

We're aiminig to make this a regular monthly podcast - let us know if it's useful and enjoyable and how we could make it even more educational.

February 14, 2017  

ED transfers. Patient, Preparation and People.

Nat and Simon discuss the complexities of transferring a patient from the resus room to CT and back again. Look out for the blog post soon on stemlynsblog.org

January 6, 2017  

CAN 5 Journal Clubs

Setting up a really great journal club.

December 13, 2016  

Top tips for chest drains.

This podcast accompanies the St.Emlyn's blog post on top tips for chest drainage.

http://stemlynsblog.org/chest-drain-excellence-microskills/

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