WhatsApp in the NHS – Framing the problem

By Joel Schamroth and Lucinda Scharff With 1960s technology the status quo for communication in hospitals, it is no surprise that the NHS has a...

Is it time to ditch Phenytoin?

By Gabriel Jones, Consultant EM. Epilepsy is common, with a prevalence of approximately 1% in adults (1,2). Annual costs are estimated to be 1.6 billion...

Burnout Syndrome: What’s going on?

By Adam Staten, GP. There appears to be widespread discontent amongst doctors. There are recruitment and retention crises in many specialties, large scale emigration, early...

Starting treatment for Suspected PE: The Gospel According to NICE

By Ben Balogun, ST5 EM Trainee. Your Junior Clinical Fellow asks you to come and review a patient in your department complaining of breathless and...

Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine: “To B mode or not to B mode?”

By Dr Anna Colclough, ST5 EM Trainee. Ask any of my colleagues, and they would mostly tell you my enthusiasm for Ultrasound in the Emergency...

Haematuria following Blunt Flank Trauma in Children

Haematuria following Blunt Flank Trauma: Can Children who Walk in Safely Walk out? By Dr. Cara Jennings, Consultant EM and Major Trauma. Introduction: Blunt flank trauma is...

Elephant in the room?

By Jonathan Leung, Consultant EM. Does high PEEP use in ARDS/ALI save life? Over the years, I have been taught that high PEEP ventilation can save...

The future of resuscitation? Is ECMO-CPR the answer?

By Jonathan Leung, Consultant EM. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation -CPR has been viewed as the ‘Magic bullet’ for the future of resuscitation. It seems logical...

Does Active Chest Compression-Depression[ACD] CRP Improve Outcomes in Cardiac arrest?

By Jonathan Leung, Consultant EM. Active Chest Compression-Depressiondevices:Do they decrease mortality or neurological impairment in Cardiac arrest? BACKGROUND OF ACD DEVICE ACD device = handheld device with...

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