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/
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
The fabulous Liz Crowe (@LizCrowe2) returns to the St Emlyn's podcast to chat with Iain about how we can communicate more effectively with children in critical care. This podcast explores topics that are important not just for clinicians, but anyone who works with or has children.
Ross Fisher, consultant paediatric surgeon and lead for TARNlet joins Simon Carley at the London Trauma Conference to discuss the challenges in managing paediatric trauma in the UK.
Simon and Ross Fisher from Sheffield discuss the emerging role of paediatric surgeons in trauma. This podcast was recorded at the London Trauma Conference (so sorry for a bit of background noise at times).
Iain and Simon discuss the initial management of severe and life threatening asthma in the resus room.
Another podcast in the induction series aimed at new starters in Emergency Medicine.
A first podcast with Simon Laing from the RCEMFOAMed team. We look back at influential trauma related papers from 2014-2015.
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or more discussion and links to all the papers discussed.
Iain interviews the wonderful Tim Draycott on the management of the Obstetric patient with trauma.Tim is a consultant Obstetrician from Bristol and is a great speaker on this rather terrifying topic!
A short podcast updating the UK Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) course guidelines for the management of trauma in children.
Don't forget to read the blog post here. APLS Updates: New kids on the block,
Next week Iain and Nat will be in London for the best trauma conference in the world. Join them in person, online, on the podcast and on twitter.
Check out the program here, it's amazing.
Hopefully you will have already seen and listened to my SMACC talk on 'What to believe and when to change'. If not then please whizz over to the site now and have a listen. I really enjoyed exploring the uncertainties that exist around when we decide to adopt or abandon therapies.
My belief is that it's really difficult to define the perfect moment and that it's only in retrospect that we can define it.
Since appearing on the ICN network and St.Emlyn's, Scott Weingart, one of the best and most innovative clinicians I know has come back and argued for early adoption. You can check out his rationale on his site and see what you think.
I actually agree with many of the things he tells us, although he has confined himself to one side of the argument. In terms of a defence of early adoption he makes a good case, but like all debates there needs to be another side to the story, so sit back and listen to why we must reflect hard on the decisions we make in deciding what we do, why we do it, and most importantly when.
Short podcast on the initial management of severe paediatric sepsis in the ED.
Associated blog post and links here.