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St Emlyn's is the premier emergency medicine podcast from the UK. We cover evidence based medicine, clinical excellence, wellbeing and the philosophy of emergency care.

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St Emlyn's is the premier emergency medicine podcast from the UK. We cover evidence based medicine, clinical excellence, wellbeing and the philosophy of emergency care.

    The St Emlyn's Lesson Plans

    The St Emlyn's Lesson Plans

    We are delighted to introduce you to the "St Emlyn's Lesson Plans", which we hope will help structure some of your education sessions over coming months (and years).
    Each lesson plan starts with a descrete learning outcome, to set the scene, as well as details of the RCEM curriculum item(s) that will be covered.
    The first tasks are aimed at aquiring some background knowledge and can either be done as part of the session, or beforehand. These utilise the vast "FOAMed" resources (including, but not exclusively, those of St Emlyn's).
    Our experience is that time constraints often mean that "background reading" isn't achieved before the session, so would encourage allowing time within it to complete these. They are designed to take about 30 minutes and occupy the first half of the session.
    Everything you need for each lesson is included in the plan. We would recommend that each learner has an internet enabled device available (with headphones) to read and listen to the background material at their own pace.
    The second half of the session should be facilitated by an expert. This can happen in person, but also online, via any of the interfaces that are now so familiar.
    In many plans we have given some case examples, but it would be even better if learners can bring cases of their own for discussion. This element is very much within the control of the facilitator (who should been fully cogniscent of the contents of the knowledge section).
    The session finishes off with a summary, this should emphasise again the most important learning points. To really embed the knowledge and skills the particiapants should be encouraged to reflect on what they have learned, and to even talk to thse who were unable to attend about what they missed.
    For learners this also gives an opportunity to easily link teaching sessions to their portfolio.
    You may want to record the "face-to-face" elements, so that those who were not present are able to access them when they can (and those that did can rewatch to refresh their learning).
    Although these plans are designed for delivery in a single centre, there is absolutely no reason why regional (or even national) teaching could take place in this way. The recent COVID19 Journal Clubs have demonstrated beautifully how a group of learners can engage with an online panel.
    We would be very happy to receive lessons plans to add to the collection. This is very much a collaborative effort.
    Please let us know what you think of these lesson plans and if you are using them in your Department. We'd love to hear your ideas about how we can take medical education forward.

    • 19 min
    Dexamethasone and COVID - Show us the Data!

    Dexamethasone and COVID - Show us the Data!

    St Emlyn's three professors, Carley, Body and Horner* critically appraise the Press Release regarding Dexamethasone in the treatment of COVID-19.
    What does this mean for the future of Evidence Based Medicine? Can we really start using a medication when the trial hasn't been peer reviewed and the full dataset not released? 
    The blog post by Josh Farkas, that is mentioned in the podcast, is here.
    *Professor Simon Carley, Professor of Emergency Medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Consultant in Adult and Paediatric Emergency Medicine at Manchester Foundation Trust, Professor Rick Body Professor of Emergency Medicine in Manchester and Honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Manchester Foundation Trust. Professor Dan Horner, Professor of Emergency Medicine of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

    • 19 min
    May 2020 podcast round up St Emlyn's

    May 2020 podcast round up St Emlyn's

    Lots to chat about on the podcast this month, and not just COVID! There's been blog posts about clots, troponin and even telly, as well as the Journal Club series.
     
    Keep a look out for the new St Emlyn's Lesson Plans that we hope will help usher in a new era of medical education in a socially distanced world. 
     
    If you would like to donate to the fund in the memory Adel Aziz you can find the link here.
     
    We hope you're finding all of our output useful. Please do subscribe to the website (in the top right hand corner) and rate our podcast on iTunes. 
     
    Take care
     
    Iain
    Podcast edited by Izzy Carley
    PS You can find the Lesson Plans here. Still a work in progress, but as you've read these "shownotes" you deserve to have a sneak preview... 

    • 26 min
    COVID-19 Journal Club #7

    COVID-19 Journal Club #7

    Welcome to our seventh webinar and journal club reviewing recent research and featuring COVID-19 updates, hosted by the University of Manchester, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Royal College of Emergency Medicine in collaboration with St Emlyn's.
     
    The live event took place on Tuesday 26th May.
    Today's panel will be hosted by Rick Body The panel includes Prof Paul Klapper (Professor of Clinical Virology), Dr Charlie Reynard (NIHR Clinical Research Fellow), Dr Anisa Jafar, Prof Pam Vallely (Professor of Medical Virology), Ellie Hothershall (Consultant in Public Health), Prof Simon Carley and special guest Kelly Ann Janssens (Emergency Physician in Ireland) to discuss five papers about COVID-19 infection.
    This will be the last weekly journal club, but we will be back with more EBM goodness very soon. Do let us know what you like to be included at stemlyns@gmail.com

    References




    Beigel JH, Tomashek KM, Dodd LE, et al. Remdesivir for the Treatment of Covid-19 — Preliminary Report. N Engl J Med. Published online May 22, 2020. doi:10.1056/nejmoa2007764




    Mehra MR, Desai SS, Ruschitzka F, Patel AN. Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine with or without a macrolide for treatment of COVID-19: a multinational registry analysis. The Lancet. Published online May 2020. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(20)31180-6




    Gray N, Calleja D, Wimbush A, et al. “No test is better than a bad test”: Impact of diagnostic uncertainty in mass testing on the spread of Covid-19. Published online April 22, 2020. doi:10.1101/2020.04.16.20067884




    Peyrony O, Marbeuf-Gueye C, Truong V, et al. Accuracy of Emergency Department clinical findings for diagnostic of coronavirus disease-2019. Annals of Emergency Medicine. Published online May 2020. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2020.05.022




    Ludvigsson JF. Children are unlikely to be the main drivers of the COVID‐19 pandemic – a systematic review. Acta Paediatr. Published online May 19, 2020. doi:10.1111/apa.15371



    Podcast edited from a live webinar by Iazzy Carley
     

    • 52 min
    COVID-19 Journal Club #6

    COVID-19 Journal Club #6

    Welcome to our sixth COVID-19 Journal Club Podcast.
     
    The panel was hosted by Rick Body and included Prof Paul Klapper (Professor of Clinical Virology), Dr Charlie Reynard (NIHR Clinical Research Fellow), Dr Anisa Jafar, Prof Pam Vallely (Professor of Medical Virology), Prof Simon Carley and special guest Liz Crowe (Advanced Clinician Social Worker and PhD candidate in health staff wellbeing in Brisbane) to discuss four papers about COVID-19 infection. We were especially pleased to welcome Liz this week, which enabled us to focus on the important topics of grief, loss and communication during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    References

    1. Williamson E, Walker AJ, et al. OpenSAFELY: factors associated with COVID-19-related hospital death in the linked electronic health records of 17 million adult NHS patients. May 2020. doi:10.1101/2020.05.06.20092999
    2. Menni C, Valdes AM, Freidin MB, et al. Real-time tracking of self-reported symptoms to predict potential COVID-19. Nat Med. May 2020.
    3. Liu Y, Ning Z, Chen Y, et al. Aerodynamic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 in two Wuhan hospitals. Nature. April 2020. doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2271-3
    4. Selman LE, Chao D, Sowden R, Marshall S, Chamberlain C, Koffman J. Bereavement support on the frontline of COVID-19: Recommendations for hospital clinicians. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. May 2020. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.04.024
     
    Podcast edited from a live webinar by Izzy Carley

    • 52 min
    COVID-19 Journal Club #5

    COVID-19 Journal Club #5

    Welcome to our fifth webinar and journal club reviewing recent research and featuring COVID-19 updates, hosted by the University of Manchester, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Royal College of Emergency Medicine in collaboration with St Emlyn’s.
    The live event took place on Tuesday 12th May at 11.00am BST (10.00am GMT). 
    The COVID-19 Journal Club Panel
    Today’s panel was hosted by Rick Body The panel includes Prof Paul Klapper (Professor of Clinical Virology), Dr Charlie Reynard (NIHR Clinical Research Fellow), Prof Dan Horner, Dr Anisa Jafar, Prof Pam Vallely (Professor of Medical Virology), Prof Simon Carley and special guest Lauren Westafer (Attending in Emergency Medicine and Co-Creator of the Foamcast blog and podcast) and Ellie Hothershall (head of undergraduate medicine at the University of Dundee and an expert in Public Health) to discuss six papers about COVID-19 infection.

    1. Lai S, Ruktanonchai NW, Zhou L, et al. Effect of non-pharmaceutical interventions to contain COVID-19 in China. Nature. May 2020. doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2293-x
    2. Paranjpe I, Fuster V, Lala A, et al. Association of Treatment Dose Anticoagulation with In-Hospital Survival Among Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. May 2020. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2020.05.001
    3. Thanh L, Andreadakis Z, Kumar A, et al. The COVID-19 vaccine development landscape. Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2020;19(5):305-306. doi:10.1038/d41573-020-00073-5
    4. Bryan A, Pepper G, Wener MH, et al. Performance Characteristics of the Abbott Architect SARS-CoV-2 IgG Assay and Seroprevalence in Boise, Idaho. J Clin Microbiol. May 2020. doi:10.1128/jcm.00941-20
    5. Treibel TA, Manisty C, Burton M, et al. COVID-19: PCR screening of asymptomatic health-care workers at London hospital. The Lancet. May 2020. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(20)31100-4


    6. Altmann S, Milsom L, Zillessen H, et al. Acceptability of app-based contact tracing for COVID-19: Cross-country survey evidence. May 2020. doi:10.1101/2020.05.05.20091587
     
    Podcast edited from a live webinar by Izzy Carley

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