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StEmlyns is a collection of people and projects aimed at improving Emergency Medicine through free and open access education.
StEmlyns is a collection of people and projects aimed at improving Emergency Medicine through free and open access education.

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Epinephrine use in cardiac arrest is controversial. Despite patho-physiological arguments1 that it can improve brain perfusion and even that it may improve the rate of ROSC (Return of Spontaneous Circulation) many have expressed the concern that this does…
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Editor’s note: Have you ever wondered that you might be in some sort of weird game in the ED? The thought that perhaps we are are players in a strange, complex and seemingly uncontrollable system of rules, outputs, scores and results (none of which are…
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Renal colic really hurts, believe me I know! It’s one of those conditions that we see in emergency medicine where it really does not matter who you are, if you have good going colic you will be in agony. In terms of management then we know that early,…
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Editors introduction – Back in March Rusty Carroll, a great friend of the St Emlyn’s team blogged on the links between experience, mental health and the risks of acute stress reactions and PTSD amongst health care workers. Today we publish part 2 to…
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Preface At St Emlyn’s we are always fascinated to hear about new innovations to help us explore the broader aspects of excellence in emergency care. It’s not just about the knowledge and skills that we all seek to excel in, but also about the attitudes…
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Not every conference has to be huge, multimedia and international, there is a lot to be said for local conferences. This week I attended the BASICS North West regional conference1. Here are some of my notes and highlights of the day. If you’re interested…
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Over the years I’ve had some interesting, and not entirely positive interactions when treating diabetic ketoacidosis in kids. These usually focus around some very strongly held views that unless you do exactly what the other person believes to be right…
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or And, in the blink of an eye, it was the final day of #badEMfest18. This is the final post on #badEMFest18 and it’s been a long time coming. Maybe that’s because it’s been busy, but it’s also that we’ve needed time to let the experience sink in and to…
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Thinking about a NAP after reading the title? If you’re an emergency clinician, you probably came to this post thinking one of two things: A nap? They sound pretty cool, I could use one of those. What’s a nap? Can I eat it? Sadly, no, this time we’re not…
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The onset of late spring in the UK marks the start of festival season. Dancing in fields for enjoyment likely goes back to prehistory and pagan fertility (of crops, animals, and humans) rituals. Whilst Morris Dancers and Maypole dancers are unlikely to…
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