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Ep 188 - India COVID19 wave in Spring 2021
Simon joins Ankur Verma from Delhi, to talk about the impact of COVID in the latest wave devastating India.
Ep 187 - March 2021 Round Up
A discussion about all the latest from the St Emlyn's blog, including a hot off the press article about vaccine induced thrombocytopenic thrombosis and the new FRCEM revision guide.
Simon and Iain also talk about the latest results from the RECOVERY trial, Major Trauma Triage tools, cricothyroidotomy, thromboprophylaxis in COVID19 and the new Medical Licensing Assessment for medical students and the new St Emlyn's Undergraduate Curriculum
Ep 186 - Assessing online medical education resources with Peter Brindley
An audio review of a paper in the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine with two of the authors.
Assessing on-line medical education resources: A primer for acute care medical professionals and others
Peter G Brindley, Leon Byker, Simon Carley, Brent Thoma https://doi.org/10.1177/1751143721999949
Ep 185 - February 2021 Round Up
Our regular podcast round up from February 2021. Iain and Simon highlight the key learning points from this month on the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast.
Topics discussed this month include tocilizumab in COVID19, TIA risk scores, new Emergency Care standards (targets) and TXA use in epistaxis. We also pay tribute to Dr Cliff Mann, former President of RCEM who sadly died this month.
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Ep 184 - January 2021 Round Up
Our regular round up of the best of the blog and podcast from January 2021 with Iain and Simon. The St Emlyn's blog posts from January 2021 are discussed, including plenty about Coronavirus as well as other topics relevant to anyone interested in Emergency Medicine and evidence based care.
Ep 183 - Am I going to die? Communicating COVID-19 test results and risk (January 2020)
Going into hospital as an emergency during the COVID-19 pandemic must be extremely scary for patients and their relatives. With no relatives allowed to visit and staff dressed in full PPE, the experience must be so much more unnerving than usual. Add to that the incredible worry about catching COVID-19 for those who don’t already have it; or the worry about what might happen for those who do. Will they pull through? Could this be the end?
I’m privileged to be co-leading the COvid-19 National DiagnOstic Research and evaluation programme (CONDOR), which involves a collaboration between amazing teams in Manchester, Oxford, Leeds, Newcastle, London and Nottingham. The programme evaluates diagnostic tests for COVID-19.
We’re extremely lucky to have two very experienced and proactive patient and public representatives as members of our steering committee: Graham Prestwich from Leeds and Val Tate from Oxford.
I recently spoke with Graham and Val to get their thoughts about how we, as clinicians, might effectively communicate with patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. They provide their important insights from a lay perpsective about what they would want from their clinician.
We cover everything from the challenges of communicating while wearing PPE to the way to answer important questions like, “Am I going to die?”, which many of us have, I’m sure, had to answer on a number of occasions over the past 12 months.
I hope that you enjoy the podcast. We realise that 25 minutes wasn’t long enough to cover everything we’d have liked to.We’d really like to know what you think. Are there things that we haven’t covered that you’d like us to? What are your experiences? We’d love you to share your thoughts in the chat!
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Can’t get enough of these podcast. Brilliantly put together, very informative, enjoyable to listen to. Well done. Donation on the way.