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April 2, 2020  

Covid 19. Lessons from Sports and Exercise Medicine. St Emlyn’s

Simon interviews Dr John Rogers and Dr Nathan Lewis on respiratory infection prevention.

John a Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant in Manchester. He is also Chief Medical Officer for British Triathlon and Visiting Professor in Sport & Exercise Medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Nathan is lead performance nutrition scientist at the English Institute of Sport and at ORRECO.

These two academics take us through how sports science might be able to support our wellbeing during the Covid19 pandemic.

 

References

  1. Recommendations to maintain immune health in athletes https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tejs20
  2. Probiotics https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006895.pub3/epdf/full 
  3. Vitamin D and Respiratory Tract Infections: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23840373/
  4. Vitamin C for prevention and treatment of pneumonia https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD013134/full
  5. Vitamin C and common cold https://www.cochrane.org/CD000980/ARI_vitamin-c-for-preventing-and-treating-the-common-cold 
  6. Effect of Flavonoids on Upper Respiratory Tract Infections and Immune Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27184276/
  7. Vitamin C and Infections https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28353648/
  8. Zinc lozenges and the common cold: a meta-analysis comparing zinc acetate and zinc gluconate, and the role of zinc dosage https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28515951/

 

 

 

March 29, 2020  

Understanding Fear and Anxiety around COVID19

The world is consumed by the Coronavirus pandemic, but how do we look after ourselves? Liz and Iain discuss some strategies to stay well over the coming weeks and months. Recorded on 25th March 2020.

March 24, 2020  

ICU for the non-intensivist. St Emlyn’s

Simon chats to Sarah Thornton, consultant anaesthetist, intensivist and head of the NW school of anaesthesia on preparing to work in a critical care unit during the Covid-19 pandemic.

March 20, 2020  

Covid 19 update and February review 2020. St Emlyn’s

Iain and Simon chat about the current Corona pandemic and the blog in Feb 2020.

Iain remains positive, but Simon thinks the glass is half full. Time will tell who is right (though in truth there is a lot of common ground).

 

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March 14, 2020  

Covid-19 Podcast from Italy with Roberto Cosentini. St Emlyn’s

Dr Roberto Cosentini is an old friend of St Emlyn's who works in Bergamo, in Northern Italy. He is right at the heart of the recent Covid19 outbreak. He kindly found an hour to record a podcast with us on his experiences.

There are so many essential lessons in this podcast. Please share with clinical and non-clinical colleagues, as we need to plan NOW. Roberto is quite clear that if we don't train and get plans into place before the wave of cases hit us then both ourselves and our patients will suffer.

In the interest of speed I'm not going to summarise the whole podcast. You have to listen to it all yourself to see what's relevant to you. These are some of my take away messages.

  • Divide your department into resp patients and non-resp patients
  • Wear PPE and know how to use it
  • You will need clinicians who do not usually work in ED. Train and orientate them now (before you need them).
  • Most patients are hypoxic and this responds to O2 and CPAP. You're going to need a lot of CPAP and how that happens could be tricky. They found hoods the best (Ed - but how many of those do we have?).
  • Although hypoxic, patients have good lung compliance.
  • They regularly saw diurnal variation with many patients presenting in the early afternoon.
  • It's emotionally exhausting. Prepare yourself and your team psychologically and support them during the pandemic. Roberto's department has an embedded psychologist.
  • Health care worker infections were quite low (because they wore PPE for all resp cases).
  • Flow through the department and onto wards is absolutely vital.
  • Flow out the the main hospitals to other units that can rehabilitate is vital.
  • Decisions for ICU level care were similar to normal (in his hospital)

We rarely declare one of our podcasts a 'must listen' but this is an exception. Please listen and share widely. Please think hard about the issues Roberto raises and PLEASE ACT NOW.

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February 12, 2020  

January 2020 podcast round up on St Emlyn’s

Iain is back on the podcast with Simon to talk through the best of the blog from January 2020.

January 19, 2020  

December 2019 round up podcast. St Emlyn’s

Our regular round up of the best of the blog from December 2019. Published a little late, largely because of Coronavirus issues and general business.

December 23, 2019  

November podcast round up on St Emlyn’s

The latest from the St Emlyn's blog

December 7, 2019  

October 2019 Podcast round up

Our regular review of the best of the blog from October 2019

November 14, 2019  

REBOA with Zaf Qasim

Simon and Zaf talk about the practicialities of REBOA and discuss whether it's ready for prime time in the UK.

Further reading

EMCrit guest post - the good, the bad, the ugly of the (original) Joint Statement https://emcrit.org/emcrit/good-bad-ugly-of-joint-statement-reboa/
 
Updated 2019 Joint Statement from the ACS-COT, ACEP, NAEMSP, and NAEMT: https://tsaco.bmj.com/content/4/1/e000376.info
 
London Air Ambulance Prehospital REBOA Case series: https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0300-9572(18)31110-9
November 2, 2019  

September 2019 round up podcast. St Emlyn’s

Our regular round up of the best of the blog from September 2019. A fairly quiet month for us, but some great content including a fabulous video from Cliff Reid on the Zero Point survey and on a related resus note, the concept of the UK resuscitationist with Dan Horner.

October 14, 2019  
October 6, 2019  

August 2019 round up podcast. St Emlyn’s

Our regular round up of the best and the brightest from the St Emlyn's blog. This is a round up of our August content.

October 5, 2019  

European Resus Council meeting Slovenia 2019

A vox pop round up of the best of the ERC19 conference in Slovenia.

September 27, 2019  

The UK Resuscitationist with Dan Horner

Our latest podcast from the #stemlynsLIVE conference last year. Dan Horner talks on the concept and potential role of the UK Resuscitationist.

September 10, 2019  
August 31, 2019  

The Future of Diagnostics with Rick Body

Prof. Rick Body is an internationally recognised expert in diagnostic testing. In this podcast he takes us through diagnostics today and also the near future which may change almost everything. 

You can read more and see the slides/video at http://www.stemlynsblog.com

July 23, 2019  

Ashley Liebig on psychological performance in the Resus Room

This talk focuses on how we can optimise our psychological performance in critical care situations, the type of situations that Simon describes as Time Critical, Information light. The Audio is available below, or watch the full presentation above.

Don't forget to watch the video on the St Emlyn's site http://www.stemlynsblog.org

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July 14, 2019  
July 4, 2019  

Chris Gray on GI emergencies at #stemlynsLIVE

This is Chris's talk from #stemlynsLIVE on GI emergencies. Remember to check out the blog for the background, references and more.

 

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 30, 2019  

Alan Grayson on beyond ATLS at St Emlyn’s LIVE 2018

Alan Grayson takes us through his thoughts on ATLS. Is it really as terrible the #FOAMed world makes out?

May 19, 2019  

Wellbeing for the broken with Liz and Iain. St Emlyn’s

This is the podcast that links to the following two posts on how to deal with some of the hardest events we have to deal with in emergency and critical care.

You can read more about the topic on the following two blogs.

https://www.stemlynsblog.org/wellbeing-for-the-broken-part-1-liz-crowe-for-st-emlyns/

https://www.stemlynsblog.org/wellbeing-for-the-broken-part-2-st-emlyns/

This is a tough listen so if you are affected by the content do chat through with colleagues. 

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.

January 11, 2019  

Clare Richmond on the Journey that Matters from #stemlynsLIVE

This podcast and presentation was recorded at the St Emlyn's LIVE conference in Manchester 2018. In this presentation Clare takes us through the rationale, principles, training and practice that we need in order to continually develop as prehospital and resuscitation practitioners.

You can read more from the event at http://www.stemlynsblog.org 

This is a great presentation for anyone interested in continually developing their own and their colleagues practice, delivered by someone who really knows what they are talking about and who works for one of the best developed resuscitation services in the world.

Clare is an Emergency Physician and specialist in Pre-Hospital Care and Retrieval medicine based in Sydney, with Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Sydney HEMS. She has completed a fellowship in simulation based education, and enjoys training with “real” people - patients, bystanders and the other clinicians we come across as we treat our patients every day. She is a lecturer with the University of Sydney, and is involved in education for the NSW Institute for Trauma Injury Management. When Clare is not working on helicopters or training teams, she is studying yoga or hanging out with her puppy, Archie. 

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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July 21, 2018  

Steve Playfor on the past, present and future of IV Fluids in Paediatric Practice.

Steve Playfor is an paediatric intensive care consultant at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital here in the 'real' Virchester.

He is an expert in the management of fluid balance in children and has been instrumental in many of the changes to our attitudes, beliefs and practice around IV fluid management.

In this episode Simon and Steve discuss the somewhat crazy story of IV fluid management in kids, the pseudo-science, the custom and practice and finally the potential future of IV management.

I can guarantee that you will learn something here folks.

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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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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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