Studying for FCM (Fellow of Corridor Medicine) at St.Emlyn’s

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(Ed – there are two parts to this post. The slightly tongue in cheek beginning and a more serious endpiece that addresses the very real and very dangerous issues of ED overcrowding. If you’re interested in the useful stuff then skip to the end)   Why have we created the FCM? Emergency physicians are renowned […]

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JC: Intra-arterial treatment for Stroke

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Here at St.Emlyn’s the whole team loves a good stroke trial as they always throw up controversies and concerns about methods, outcomes and our absolute favourite ‘statistics’. That said, although we love discussing the trials we remain sceptical about the benefits of thrombolysis in stroke, with the debate about statistics, outcomes and methods raging across […]

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Breathe! Approach to the child who is short of breath. St.Emlyn’s

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This post in the St Emlyn’s Induction Series covers the approach to the child who is short of breath. Check out the induction podcast below, followed by some learning points and further reading Step One – Don’t Panic! You have plenty of skills from your adult practice you can adapt to approaching the child who […]

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St Emlyn’s at the London Trauma Conference – Day 3

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The final day of the London Trauma Conference 2014 concentrated on pre-hospital emergency medicine and air ambulance operations. The day was hosted by the Norwegian Air Ambulance and had a mix of Scandinavian and international speakers. A wide range of subjects were covered, from education and training to sobering talks about how we deal with […]

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St Emlyn’s at the London Trauma Conference – Day 2

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It’s been another great day at the London Trauma Conference and we are pretty excited about the podcasts we’ve recorded today with the friendly and enthusiastic LTC speakers. Missed day 1’s podcast? Catch it here. Highlights from today’s talks included: Marius Rehn on the grey tsunami (issues in elderly trauma) Why older patients at greater […]

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St Emlyn’s at the London Trauma Conference – Day 1

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The press in the UK get rather a bad, well, press. According to Hugh Grant and others the media has rather a lot to answer for, whether it’s phone hacking or misreporting and celebrity hyperbole, yet it was with a degree of pride that I picked up my “Press Pass” at the start of the […]

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