May’s papers of the month

Here’s a look at some of the papers that caught our eye this month. We have a look

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EMCEF 22

So this is a talk I gave at the EMCEF 22 conference. This covers a few of the papers we’ve

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REBOA

In this episode we were lucky enough to catch up with Sam Sadek, EM Consultant at The Royal

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Trauma in the ED; Trauma Care 2016

So we were lucky enough to be asked to cover the Trauma Care Conference and specifically today’s day

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Papers of April

Here’s a look at some of the papers that caught our eye this month. We cover the best

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Important information for HEFT EMCAST users

So this is just a really quick message regarding HEFT EMCAST and what’s happening to the feed over

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BTS/ICS guideline for the ventilatory management of acute hypercapnic respiratory failure in adults

So in this short podcast we’re going to run over the summary of recommendations just published by the

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Needle Thoracostomy

Needle decompression of a pneumothorax is a time critical and life saving procedure. Classical teaching is to perform this in the 2nd ICS midclavicular line but is this the easiest and most effective place to perform it? In this podcast I speak with Zaf Qasim, an EM physician in the US about the topic and

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Papers of March

Welcome back to March’s papers of the month. Below are the papers we’re covering in the podcast. Make

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Status Epilepticus; what’s the rush?

Fitting is a really common reason to attend the Emergency Department. In the vast majority of cases the seizure has terminated before the patient arrives in the ED. But in some cases it’s still on going and by virtue of the length of time it takes for a patient to arrive in your ED that

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Papers of February

Here is a overview of the papers that caught our eye this month and the accompanying podcast. As always make sure you go and check out the papers yourself as this is just a whistle stop tour to wet your appetite…… Chest wall thickness and decompression failure: A systematic review and meta-analysis comparing anatomic locations

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Anaphylaxis

This podcast covers anaphylaxis, have a listen and let us know what you think. Below are a few of the key take home messages, enjoy! Anaphylaxis The most common causes of fatal reactions identified in the UK are (Pumphrey 2004): stings, nuts and “other foods” e.g. milk and shellfish. Antibiotics Anaesthetic drugs Other drugs e.g.

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Does the airway matter to trainees?

A while back we conducted an online survey asking clinicians about what matters to them when picking their consultant post. Some centres may feel disadvantaged by trauma reconfigurations if they are not MTCs but there is something that appeals to trainees more than working in an MTC and even better it’s achievable in every single

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Push dose vasopressors; which to use?

Bolus dose vasopressors Hypotension is a feature of many conditions affecting critically unwell patients in the emergency department. Foremost amongst these is septic shock, which we have looked at in a number of podcasts over the last few months; early use of vasopressors, in particular noradrenaline (NA) via infusion, improves outcomes in this setting. However,

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