June 2017’s Primary Survey

Simon Carley, Associate Editor of EMJ, talks through the highlights of the June 2017 edition of the Emergency Medicine Journal, starting with T-MACS, ROC curves, the demand for mental health care in emergency medicine, pain scales for children and more. Read the primary survey here: http://emj.bmj.com/content/34/6/347 Details of the papers mentioned on this podcast can be found below: Troponin-only Manchester Acute Coronary Syndromes (T-MACS) decision aid: single biomarker re-derivation and external validation in three cohorts - http://emj.bmj.com/content/34/6/349 What is an ROC curve? - http://emj.bmj.com/content/34/6/357 A systematic review of management strategies for children’s mental health care in the emergency department: update on evidence and recommendations for clinical practice and research - http://emj.bmj.com/content/34/6/376 The Royal College of Emergency Medicine composite pain scale for children: level of inter-rater agreement - http://emj.bmj.com/content/34/6/360 Emergency department syndromic surveillance to investigate the health impact and factors associated with alcohol intoxication in Reunion Island - http://emj.bmj.com/content/34/6/386 Violence-related ambulance call-outs in the North West of England: a cross-sectional analysis of nature, extent and relationships to temporal, celebratory and sporting events - http://emj.bmj.com/content/34/6/364

Read the full June issue here: http://emj.bmj.com/content/34/6?current-issue=y

May 2017’s Primary Survey

Simon Carley, Associate Editor of EMJ, talks through the highlights of the May 2017 edition of the Emergency Medicine Journal, starting with pregnancy problems: the management of severely injured or ill pregnant patients. Read the primary survey here: http://emj.bmj.com/content/34/5/271. Details of the papers mentioned on this podcast can be found below: Management of pregnancy and obstetric complications in prehospital trauma care: faculty of prehospital care consensus guidelines - http://emj.bmj.com/content/34/5/318; Management of pregnancy and obstetric complications in prehospital trauma care: prehospital resuscitative hysterotomy/perimortem caesarean section - http://emj.bmj.com/content/34/5/326; Does end-tidal capnography confirm tracheal intubation in fresh-frozen cadavers? - http://emj.bmj.com/content/34/5/315; Remifentanil for procedural sedation: a systematic review of the literature - http://emj.bmj.com/content/34/5/294; The role of reduced heart rate volatility in predicting disposition from the emergency department - http://emj.bmj.com/content/34/5/289; Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation probably good, but adoption should not be too fast and furious! - http://emj.bmj.com/content/34/5/275; Emergency extracorporeal life support and ongoing resuscitation: a retrospective comparison for refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest - http://emj.bmj.com/content/34/5/277;

Progressive prediction of hospitalisation in the emergency department: uncovering hidden patterns to improve patient flow - http://emj.bmj.com/content/34/5/308.

Detecting human trafficking: a life-saving diagnosis in the emergency department

Almost 90% of the survivors of human trafficking interact with healthcare professionals and emergency medicine clinicians are the first to see them most of the times. Hanni Stoklosa, an Emergency Physician in Boston, USA, tells EMJ’s Editor-in-Chief Ellen Weber why and how we can detect victims of “modern day slavery". More information available at the website healtrafficking.org. Please visit the EMJ website (emj.bmj.com), where you can also read about: • "Developing a multidisciplinary approach within the ED towards domestic violence presentations" - http://emj.bmj.com/content/31/3/192. • "What factors are associated with repeated domestic assault in patients attending an emergency department? A cohort study" - http://emj.bmj.com/content/27/3/203.

• "Expectations and perceptions of care among victims of sexual assault who first seek care from emergency, primary care and gynaecological doctors" - http://emj.bmj.com/content/33/2/134.