Papers of March 2016

Welcome back to March's papers of the month. Below are the papers we're covering in the podcast. Make sure to take a look at the full papers yourself for a full critical appraisal. The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3). Singer M. JAMA. 2016 Feb 23;315(8):801-10. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.0287. The Sepsis Trust certainly… Read More

Major Trauma; NICE 2016

So NICE has published it's guidelines on 'Major trauma; assessment and initial management', obviously it would be ideal for you to run through the full document yourself but to give you a flavour of the key points that we think will affect our practice here are what we consider to be the headlines;  The document Read More

Status Epilepticus

Fitting is a really common reason to attend the Emergency Department. In the vast majority of cases the seizure has terminated before the patient arrives in the ED. But in some cases it’s still on going and by virtue of the length of time it takes for a patient to arrive in your ED that… Read More

Papers of February 2016

Here is a overview of the papers that caught our eye this month and the accompanying podcast. As always make sure you go and check out the papers yourself as this is just a whistle stop tour to wet your appetite, enjoy! Simon Chest wall thickness and decompression failure: A systematic review and meta-analysis comparing… Read More


This podcast covers anaphylaxis, have a listen and let us know what you think. Below are a few of the key take home messages, enjoy! Simon References Choo, K. J., Simons, F. E & Sheikh, A (2012). Glucocorticoids for the treatment of anaphylaxis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Apr 18 (4): CD007596 (available at ). Grunau, B. E.,… Read More

Papers of January 2016

Her are some of the papers that caught our eye this month, please go and have a look at the papers yourself and form your own opinion on the papers themselves, enjoy! Simon Defining the learning curve for endotracheal intubation using direct laryngoscopy: a systematic review. Buis ML. Resuscitation. 2015 Dec 19. pii: S0300-9572(15)00877-1. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2015.11.005.… Read More

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