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 London hospital and HEMS doctor and also Zaf Qasim EM Consultant in Delaware in the United States. Both have been heavily involved in the setup and delivery of REBOA service in their respective posts. In this podcast

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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 way to diagnose heart failure, the risks associated with hyperopia and the utility of ETCO2.  Take the time to have a look at the papers yourself and leave any feed back or comments at the bottom of

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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 British Thoracic Society and the Intensive Care society on the Ventilatory Management of Acute Hypercapnia Respiratory Failure in Adults. This isn’t in anyway intended as a replacement for reading the document itself so please make sure you take

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Needle Thoracostomy

Needle decompression of a pneumothorax is a time critical and life saving procedure. Classical teaching is to perform

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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 sure to take a look at the full papers yourself for a full critical appraisal. The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3). Singer M. JAMA. 2016 Feb 23;315(8):801-10. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.0287. This month has been

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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

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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.

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Papers of January

Happy New Year!!! Following on from your feedback from our user survey at the back end of 2015 there seemed to be a thirst for summary podcasts to compliment our papers of the week. So starting from now we’ll be bringing you monthly round ups of the papers that caught our eye. As always don’t

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