JC: An International Clinical Trials Day Special

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International Clinical Trials Day 2015 is on 20th May.  To mark the occasion we’re going to run an extra special critical appraisal.  This time, let’s look at an awesome piece of work I came across in the literature.  It’s not exactly hot off the press – but it’s an inspirational piece of work that I’m […]

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JC: Are typical chest pain symptoms predictive of outcome? St.Emlyn’s

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We love a bit of meta-cognition here at St.Emlyn’s. As time passes and we all become a little longer in the tooth it becomes increasingly apparent that it’s not just ‘what’ we know it’s how we use it. In diagnostic testing in the ED (something that we are supposed to be awesome at) we must […]

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Feeling Fit in Chicago: Join the smaccRUN!

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Details of the long anticipated smaccRUN 2015 are finally here. Have a listen to the promo podcast featuring the seriously skilled, incredibly athletic half-man, half-machine that is Jesse Spurr, friend of St Emlyns and ICU Nurse Educator Extraordinare. Find out about how #smaccRUN came about and how you can get involved in Chicago at SMACC, regardless […]

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JC: One Benzo Fits All? Lorazepam vs Diazepam for Paediatric Status Epilepticus

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It’s been a little quiet of late here in the lofty towers of St Emlyn’s Virtual Hospital, not because the patients have stopped coming (trust me, they haven’t) but because many of the clinicians have spent their non-working hours squirreled away desperately designing talks for SMACC. Now that the 1st May submission deadline has passed I’m […]

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Are We Doing All We Can For Mental Health? St.Emlyn’s

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Is Mental Health a Problem in the ED? Acute (and chronic) mental health issues in the ED, to me, represent one of the trickiest and perhaps most poorly dealt with presentations in Emergency Medicine.  I am not claiming to have experience of all the EDs in the world, and I appreciate I am relatively junior […]

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EduWars: Sticky Eyes in Kids at the EMEC

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Sticky eyes in kids… Dead easy to treat, right? Well… Maybe not. This post is a little different from the usual posts you’ll find on St Emlyn’s. It includes a clinical topic with a teaching video (see the summary of the clinical topic below) but also some thoughts about teaching challenges in the ED. EduWars? […]

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