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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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The topic of lower back pain of undifferentiated origin is one that is close to my heart for at least two reasons. The first one is professional, as daily we see and manage a significant number of patients with lower back pain presenting to the ED where I…

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On June 15th 2016, I delivered an 8 minute talk arguing that we strongly consider the administration of systemic thrombolytics in patients with submassive pulmonary embolism at SMACCDub. This talk became infamous not for the content but for the masterful…

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Depending on your department the frequency with which you are faced with the need to transfer a critically ill intubated patient may vary but it is something we think all departments face at some point. Common examples might be: The intubated major trauma…

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We are into the second month of a new year. Many of us in critical care may have made a resolve to ‘take better care of ourselves this year’. With promises of more exercise and less alcohol and caffeine. So how are those resolutions going? What if I…

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The concept of cardiac arrest centres is not entirely new and is something we’ve been talking about in Virchester for some time. Indeed, there are several articles in the literature and a fairly reasonable patho-physiological argument for them1–3. We know…

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It’s a special year for UK Emergency Medicine. 2017 is the 50th anniversary of our speciality and the RCEM is planning a series of events to celebrate this. It’s also the 30th anniverary of the EM section at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, and…

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I think it’s probably fair to say that stroke physicians and emergency physicians disagree about the utility of thrombolysis in acute ischaemic stroke. They love it, probably because of its occasionally amazing effects in restoring an apparently dense…

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This post is the second in a series recording my reflections on the past twelve months, which I have spent working for Sydney HEMS in prehospital and retrieval medicine. The first post covers medical education – you can find it here. This post covers some…

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  One of my favourite sections of the #smaccMINI workshop at #smaccDUB last year was when my Paediatric ED colleague Roisin McNamara from Dublin and I got the chance to speak a young woman called Eimear. Roisin had already spoken about her personal…

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We’ve blogged before about the James Lind Alliance1,2 project that’s been running with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. In brief this is an exercise that engages the profession, researchers and patients to come to a consensus on which topics are…
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