The European Guideline on Management of Major Bleeding – are you in or out?

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After my recent, hugely enjoyable, trip to Austria and attendance at the “notfallmedizin 2016” where, as well as doing a talk about FOAMed, I chaired a session on “Volume and Coagulation” I became aware that the view of our colleagues in mainland Europe about some aspects of resuscitation of traumatically injured patients may differ from ours […]

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JC: Arrested Developments. St.Emlyn’s

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  Good quality, practice-changing prehospital research is difficult to come by for a number of reasons, not least the fact that the standalone specialty itself is in relative infancy. Issues of consent and ethics, combined with the very urgent nature of most of the prehospital care we are interested in undertaking research into, make it […]

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A Little Respect: Polarised Perspectives in the Emergency Department

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The only assumption we, as healthcare professionals, should be making about one another in the workplace setting is that we are each aspiring to provide the very best care for our patients. Is mutual respect too much to ask for in the 21st century? I'd rather be a 'bitch' if that's what it takes #likealadydoc #feminem […]

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JC: Why don’t we use dexamethasone for children’s asthma?

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This post is written by Dr Niall Morris Prednisolone is about as tried and tested a treatment as we have in medicine. We all know how fantastic it is for settling down exacerbations of asthma. So much so that, when we see a child with a moderate exacerbation of asthma who’s fit to go home […]

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Getting your chest pain evaluation right: #UMECS16

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Last week, while Iain was giving a keynote lecture in Austria, I was also heading for distant shores to speak about chest pain evaluation at a special conference set up by the legendary Amal Mattu: the University of Maryland Emergency Cardiology Symposium.  You’ll know, of course, about Amal Mattu and his reputation as a one […]

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