June 7, 2019
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/
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.
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.
April 24, 2019
Here’s our regular monthly round up of the best of the blog from March 2019
April 13, 2019
Our regular monthly round up of the best of the blog from Feb 2019.
March 15, 2019
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.
March 22, 2017
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/
April 29, 2016
Robert Lloyd aka @ponderingEM from the Pondering EM blog joins Simon to talk about his experiences in a South African ED. This is an amazing tribute to the work our South African colleagues and how an Englishman found a way to adapt to the challenges (and there are many) of SA EM practice.
You can find his references for the talk here.
February 4, 2016
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.
January 13, 2016
Iain Beardsell joins Tim Coats, chair of the UK Trauma Audit Network, to discuss the role of trauma units within major trauma networks.
December 30, 2015
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).
December 8, 2015
has become our pre-Christmas custom, Iain and I have been hanging out
at the fabulous London Trauma Conference, hearing about advances and
controversies in trauma care and tracking down some of the speakers to
find out exactly what they really think (and recording it, for podcasts we'll release in due course).
conference extends over four days, incorporating the Air Ambulance and
Prehospital Day and the Cardiac Arrest Symposium; unfortunately we can't
stick around for those but our colleagues over at the RCEM FOAM network will be podcasting from those days too, so keep an eye on their site and podcast feed too.
December 4, 2015
We are truly honored to listen and learn from Dr Youri Yordanov from Paris. Youri was the senior emergency physician on duty on the 13/11/15 during the brutal and terrifying terrorist attacks in Paris. Here he joins St.Emlyn's to discuss how they managed a mass casualty incident with lessons for us all.
There is no doubt that without the skills, preparation and response of Youri, his ED team, the wider hospital and the emergency service in general the death rate would have been much worse.
Thanks Youri for your wisdom and reflections.
April 27, 2015
A first podcast with Simon Laing from the RCEMFOAMed team. We look back at influential trauma related papers from 2014-2015.
If you want to know more visit www.stemlynsblog.org f
or more discussion and links to all the papers discussed.
April 18, 2015
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!
March 26, 2015
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,
January 6, 2015
First of our podcasts from the London Trauma Conference.
A fantastic episode with Iain talking to Gareth Davies (from London HEMS) talking about Impact Brain Apnoea.
December 10, 2014
Old, young, pregnant, social, airways, cricoid and dogmalysis. There is loads to catch up on from #LTC2014.
Iain and Nat take you through the day.
December 9, 2014
Whilst I remain in Virchester healing the sick and injured, Nat and Iain are sharing the #FOAMed love at the London Trauma Conference. This is the first round up from day 1 with many highlights and a few tasters for some more podcasts to come.
December 3, 2014
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.