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January 2021 Podcast 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.
Am I going to die? Communicating COVID-19 test results and risk
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!
COVID-19 vaccines update. January 2021.
A vaccine update with Rick Body, Simon Carley, Pam Vallely, Paul Klapper and Charlie Reynard. Bringing RCEM, St Emlyn's and the University of Manchester together for the latest thoughts and wisdom on the vaccines that might get us out of this pandemic.
Moderna vaccine phase 3 trial - https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa2022483
Oxford vaccine phase 2/3 - https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(20)32466-1.pdf
Pfizer vaccine trial - https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2034577
#vaccines #COVID19 #coronavirus
Christmas 2020 Round Up
A special festive edition of our round up podcast featuring six weeks of blog posts and plenty more besides.
From all at St Emlyn's we hope you have a very happy festive season and we cannot wait to talk to you again in 2021.
Simon and all the team
Understanding COVID-19 testing with Professor Rick Body
Rick leads the FALCON and CONDOR studies that are currently evaluating COVID-19 studies in the UK. Nobody knows more about how we can practically use COVID-19 testing than Rick and in this podcast he takes us through what is available and how we might use it in the future.
A great listen and lots to learn.
October 2020 Round Up
A bumper edition of the podcast where Iain and Simon discuss TXA (twice), antibiotics in appendicits, VTE, Blood products in trauma, use of ultrasound in cardiac arrest and plasma in traumatic brain injury. Oh, and COVID19 (but not for long)...
An evidence based cornucopia of aural pleasure.
Please like and subscribe (as all podcasters seem to say).
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