March 2018: celebrating 50 years of Emergency Medicine in the UK

Richard Body, EMJ Deputy Editor, and Simon Carley, EMJ Associate Editor, talk through the highlights of the March 2018 edition of the journal, celebrating 50 years of the UK's Emergency Medicine. It is a special podcast presenting a collection of amazing articles that tell the story of where we have come from, where we are and where we are going. It's not all opinion though. We have some fantastic papers this month including an RCT on the use of ice to reduce the pain of laceration repair (Intravenous versus oral paracetamol for acute pain in adults in the emergency department setting: a prospective, double-blind, double-dummy, randomised controlled trial - emj.bmj.com/content/35/3/179). Read the primary survey here: emj.bmj.com/content/35/3/135 Details of the other papers mentioned in this podcast can be found below: Being a pioneer in emergency medicine - emj.bmj.com/content/35/3/142 Emergency medicine research: how far have we come and where are we heading? - emj.bmj.com/content/35/3/149 How can emergency physicians harness the power of new technologies in clinical practice and education? - emj.bmj.com/content/35/3/156 Looking back and forward: emergency medicine in its 50th year - emj.bmj.com/content/35/3/137 The feasibility of an interactive voice response system (IVRS) for monitoring patient safety after discharge from the ED - emj.bmj.com/content/35/3/180 Understanding cardiac troponin part 2: early rule out of acute coronary syndrome - emj.bmj.com/content/35/3/192 Ionised calcium levels in major trauma patients who received blood en route to a military medical treatment facility - emj.bmj.com/content/35/3/176

Read the full March issue of EMJ here: emj.bmj.com/content/35/3.

Primary Survey: the highlights of February 2018

Simon Carley, Associate Editor of EMJ, talks through the highlights of the February 2018 edition of the Emergency Medicine Journal, this month, picked by Simon himself. Read the primary survey here: http://emj.bmj.com/content/35/2/73 Details of the papers mentioned in this podcast can be found below: Understanding cardiac troponin part 1: avoiding troponinitis - http://emj.bmj.com/content/35/2/120 Calculating the proportion of avoidable attendances at UK emergency departments: analysis of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s Sentinel Site Survey data - http://emj.bmj.com/content/35/2/114 Elevated mortality among weekend hospital admissions is not associated with adoption of seven day clinical standards - http://emj.bmj.com/content/35/2/108 Pre-emptive ice cube cryotherapy for reducing pain from local anaesthetic injections for simple lacerations: a randomised controlled trial - http://emj.bmj.com/content/35/2/103 Use of the low-frequency/high-frequency ratio of heart rate variability to predict short-term deterioration in emergency department patients with sepsis - http://emj.bmj.com/content/35/2/96 Utility of prehospital electrocardiogram characteristics as prognostic markers in out-of-hospital pulseless electrical activity arrests - http://emj.bmj.com/content/35/2/89 A traumatic tale of two cities: does EMS level of care and transportation model affect survival in patients with trauma at level 1 trauma centres in two neighbouring Canadian provinces? - http://emj.bmj.com/content/35/2/83 Managing alcohol-related attendances in emergency care: can diversion to bespoke services lessen the burden? - http://emj.bmj.com/content/35/2/79 Alcohol identification and intervention in English emergency departments - http://emj.bmj.com/content/35/2/75 Taking control of alcohol-related emergency department visits - http://emj.bmj.com/content/35/2/74

Read the full February issue of EMJ here: emj.bmj.com/content/35/2

Primary Survey: the highlights of January 2018

Simon Carley, Associate Editor of EMJ, talks through the highlights of the January 2018 edition of the Emergency Medicine Journal, this month, picked by Ellen Webber (Editor-in-Chief, University of California, San Francisco, USA). Read the primary survey here: http://emj.bmj.com/content/35/1/1. Details of the papers mentioned in this podcast can be found below: Impact of Physician Navigators on productivity indicators in the ED - http://emj.bmj.com/content/35/1/5 Tackling the demand for emergency department services: there are no silver bullets - http://emj.bmj.com/content/35/1/3 Emergency consultants value medical scribes and most prefer to work with them, a few would rather not: a qualitative Australian study - http://emj.bmj.com/content/35/1/12 Can an observational pain assessment tool improve time to analgesia for cognitively impaired older persons? A cluster randomised controlled trial - http://emj.bmj.com/content/35/1/33 Failure of falls risk screening tools to predict outcome: a prospective cohort study - http://emj.bmj.com/content/35/1/28 PREDICT prioritisation study: establishing the research priorities of paediatric emergency medicine physicians in Australia and New Zealand - http://emj.bmj.com/content/35/1/39 Profile and outcomes of critically ill children in a lower middle-income country - http://emj.bmj.com/content/35/1/52 Characteristics of youth agreeing to electronic sexually transmitted infection risk assessment in the emergency department - http://emj.bmj.com/content/35/1/46 Waveform capnography: an alternative to physician gestalt in determining optimal intubating conditions after administration of paralytic agents - http://emj.bmj.com/content/35/1/62

Read the full January issue of EMJ here: http://emj.bmj.com/content/35/1