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March 18, 2021

From: From: Want to know more? This is one of the organisations Lucy mentions: British Exploring And this is the Global

February 25, 2021

Some facts Drowning is important:1,000 people drown every day, 2 every 3 minutes, 41 per hour. It is the worlds 3rd leading cause of accidental death: 3.6 million people over 10 years. Disease of yo

Episode 36: COVID-19
May 03, 2020

Case definition Current case definition for COVID-19 can be accessed here. Risk stratification This is the Emergency Medicine Specialty guide we discussed in the podcast, which includes use of the NEWS and 40 step test (edit: since recording the podcast y

Episode 35: The collapsed infant
September 25, 2019

A: Optimal airway position for infants Note how a rolled towel is placed under the baby’s shoulders to allow space for the occiput and avoid flexion of the neck and airway. ‘B’ assessment Video links to examples of children with signs of respiratory distr

Episode 34: Back pain
July 12, 2019

So, where is the Cauda Equina? From Core EM How does a herniated disc cause CES? This fab infographic summarising the key points about the CES guidance was produced by @DrLindaDykes and @saspist. Here is the full guideline from The Society of British Neur

Episode 33: Psychosomatic Illness
March 31, 2019

Many thanks to Suzanne O’Sullivan for her time in putting this podcast together. Her excellent books “It’s all in your head” and “Brainstorm” are well worth a read.   It is certainly one of the PHEMcast recordings which is going to change my own practice

Episode 32: Ketamine
March 03, 2019

      Huge thanks to the team at World Extreme Medicine and WEM Cast for sharing the interview with Richard Harris.       Dosing These are a guide only, each patient will need a bespoke approach depending on their pre-existing condition, degree of cardiov

Episode 31: Stroke & Dizziness
January 22, 2019

  The Danish mnemonic to help remember the elements of a cerebellar neurological examination: There are lots of Youtube videos to demonstrate these signs, here are a few which I thought were particularly helpful: Disdiadochokinesis Ataxia Nystagmus Intent

Episode 30: Head injury
October 29, 2018

Quite a few of our previous podcasts include content which is relevant to this Head Injury one. Why not go back and have a listen to: Episode 3: Hyperoxia Episode 20: End Tidal Carbon Dioxide Episode 28: LOST (Low Output State in Trauma) Munroe-Kellie Doc

Episode 29: Major Incidents
July 04, 2018

  Another invitation to the Trauma Care Conference this year inspired us to combine two of the excellent speakers into this podcast considering major incidents. Thanks to both our speakers for sharing their talks from the conference.   Trauma Care offer m