Imaging in Paediatric Trauma – Guide to the RCR Guidelines. St.Emlyn’s

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You’ve probably already seen that the Royal College of Radiologists this week published CEM-approved guidelines for imaging in paediatric trauma. The document itself is open access, isn’t actually that long and to the authors’ credit it’s relatively easy-to-read so you might want to stop reading this and start reading it instead :-). So… What is […]

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All Shook Up – Diffuse Axonal Injury with John Hell

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Regular readers will be aware that Virchester is primarily based in the heartland of the industrial North of England, but in an audacious merger they joined forces with one the country’s major teaching hospitals in the sunny South. John Hell is a Neurointensivist at University Hospital Southampton and very kindly gave up an afternoon to […]

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College of Emergency Medicine Conference Exeter: Day 3 round up

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Another great day in Exeter at the College scientific conference. Superbly organised by Adam Reuben and his colleagues with a fantastic, engaging, entertaining and accessible program. It has been a real triumph of a conference in a venue outside of the major conurbations. We can all learn from the organising teams enthusiasm, creativity and general […]

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College of Emergency Medicine Conference: Exeter 2014 Day 2

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Another great day in Exeter at the College academic conference. Many great presentations from great teachers and researchers. Here are some of the highlights from day 2. 1. A great talk from James Robson on rugby medicine. A great talk with fab videos on pitchside medicine. 2. Taj Hassan on the drive for improving quality […]

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CEM conference Exeter 2014 – day 1 videos

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Part of the St.Emlyn’s team (Rick and Simon) are down in Exeter at the annual scientific meeting of the College of Emergency Medicine. We are massively missing Nat, Iain, Alan and everyone else from the team (promise to meet up soon). The modern emergency physician #tweettastic #CEMExeter2014 pic.twitter.com/wpIHBvvrkq — CEM Exeter 2014 (@cemexeter2014) September 10, […]

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The Ignored Drug Scandal in Emergency Medicine

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About ten years ago Emergency Departments in the UK were in crisis. Patients were waiting hours on trolleys, some even dying in corridors. Something had to be done. With incredible serendipity around this time a large drug company (DOH Pharma) had devised a drug that it was thought could help. Developed in a small lab […]

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