EMJ Podcast

Emergency Medicine Journal (EMJ) is an international peer review journal covering pre-hospital and hospital emergency medicine, and critical care. The journal publishes original research, reviews and evidence based articles on resuscitation, major trauma, minor injuries, acute cardiology, acute paediatrics, toxicology, toxinology, disasters, medical imaging, audit, teaching and reflections on clinical practice. The journal is aimed at doctors, nurses, paramedics and ambulance staff.

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Episodes

Friday Apr 05, 2024

“Social distancing is a privilege,” is the core message underlying the first paper brought by Sarah to this month’s roundup, as it unpacks the stark differences in COVID-19 outcomes across the spectrum of racial and ethnic groups in the United States. A second paper examines the returning rates of COVID patients across a large group of emergency departments in Canada, and the factors at play there. The final topic is one of Rick’s favourites, focusing on troponin testing in ambulances.
Articles discussed in this episode:
Pandemic phase-related racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 positivity and outcomes among patients presenting to emergency departments during the first two pandemic waves in the USA. Khosla S, Del Rios M, Chisolm-Straker M, et al. 
Characteristics and outcomes of patients with COVID-19 who return to the emergency department: a multicentre observational study by the Canadian COVID-19 Emergency Department Rapid Response Network (CCEDRRN). Rosychuk RJ, Khangura JK, Ortiz SS, et al. 
Perceived barriers and opportunities to improve working conditions and staff retention in emergency departments: a qualitative study. Daniels J, Robinson E, Jenkinson E, et al.
Prehospital T-MACS and HEART scores in the prediction of myocardial infarction: a prospective evaluation. Cooper JG, Donaldson LA, Coutts AJ, et al.
 
The EMJ podcast is hosted by:
Dr. Richard Body, EMJ Deputy Editor, University of Manchester, UK (@richardbody)
Dr. Sarah Edwards, EMJ Social Media Editor, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK (@drsarahedwards)
You can subscribe to the EMJ podcast on all podcast platforms to get the latest podcast every month. If you enjoy our podcast, please consider leaving us a review or a comment on the EMJ Podcast iTunes (https://apple.co/4bfcMU0) or Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3ufutSL) page.

Monday Mar 04, 2024

A feast of aortic papers this month, including a study on missed aortic dissection diagnoses and an analysis of coroners' reports. Rick runs through the findings of an interesting study from the Trainee Emergency Research Network (TERN), and Sarah finishes off with a paper on predicting adverse outcomes in elderly patients with orthopaedic trauma.
Articles discussed in this episode:
Ohle R, Savage DW, Caswell J, et al. Mortality and risk factors associated with misdiagnosis of acute aortic syndrome in Ontario, Canada: a population-based study.
Hodgson S, O'Mahony K, Nicholson J, et al. Thematic analysis of ‘Prevention of Future Deaths’ reports related to emergency departments in England and Wales 2013–2022. 
McLatchie R, Reed MJ, Freeman N on behalf of the DAShED investigators, et al. Diagnosis of Acute Aortic Syndrome in the Emergency Department (DAShED) study: an observational cohort study of people attending the emergency department with symptoms consistent with acute aortic syndrome.
Isaac CJ, Moore L, Bérubé M, et al. Predictors of adverse outcomes in elders hospitalised for isolated orthopaedic trauma: a multicentre cohort study.
 
Related links:
RCEM Learning: Aortic Dissection podcast.
Trainee Emergency Research Network.
 
The EMJ podcast is hosted by:
Dr. Richard Body, EMJ Deputy Editor, University of Manchester, UK (@richardbody)
Dr. Sarah Edwards, EMJ Social Media Editor, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK (@drsarahedwards)
You can subscribe to the EMJ podcast on all podcast platforms to get the latest podcast every month. If you enjoy our podcast, please consider leaving us a review or a comment on the EMJ Podcast iTunes (https://apple.co/4bfcMU0) or Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3ufutSL) page.

Thursday Feb 01, 2024

There's a lot of drugs to be talked about this month, and a heap of randomised control trials to be covered too. Rick and Sarah talk though the combining of nitrous oxide and fentanyl for sedation, the environmental impact of analgesics, the efficacy of acute heart failure treatment with high-dose and low-dose nitrates, and more newly published work from the latest issue of the journal.
 
Articles discussed in this episode:
Safety and efficacy of a nitrous oxide procedural sedation programme in a paediatric emergency department: a decade of outcomeshttps://emj.bmj.com/content/41/2/76
Environmental impact of low-dose methoxyflurane versus nitrous oxide for analgesia: how green is the ‘green whistle’?https://emj.bmj.com/content/41/2/69
High-dose versus low-dose intravenous nitroglycerine for sympathetic crashing acute pulmonary edema: a randomised controlled trialhttps://emj.bmj.com/content/41/2/96Trip-killers: a concerning practice associated with psychedelic drug usehttps://emj.bmj.com/content/41/2/112
Effect of intranasal sufentanil on acute post-traumatic pain in the emergency department: a randomised controlled trialhttps://emj.bmj.com/content/41/2/83
 
The EMJ podcast is hosted by:
Dr. Richard Body, EMJ Deputy Editor, University of Manchester, UK (@richardbody)
Dr. Sarah Edwards, EMJ Social Media Editor, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK (@drsarahedwards)
You can subscribe to the EMJ podcast on all podcast platforms to get the latest podcast every month. If you enjoy our podcast, please consider leaving us a review or a comment on the EMJ Podcast iTunes (https://apple.co/4bfcMU0) or Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3ufutSL) page.

Monday Jan 08, 2024

What are the questions to ask when dealing with acute behavioural disturbance? Join Sarah and Rick this month for a discussion of this difficult presentation. They also explore the topics of reducing low-acuity attendance, taking NHS 111 online, and the impact of a health coaching intervention for potentially recurrent attendees.Articles discussed in this episode:
Highlights of the January 2024 issuehttps://emj.bmj.com/content/41/1/1
Consensus on acute behavioural disturbance in the UK: a multidisciplinary modified Delphi study to determine what it is and how it should be managedhttps://emj.bmj.com/content/41/1/4
What impact would reducing low-acuity attendance have on emergency department length of stay? A discrete event simulation modelling studyhttps://emj.bmj.com/content/41/1/27
How could online NHS 111 reduce demand for the telephone NHS 111 service? Qualitative study of user and staff viewshttps://emj.bmj.com/content/41/1/34
Impact on all-cause mortality of a case prediction and prevention intervention designed to reduce secondary care utilisation: findings from a randomised controlled trial
https://emj.bmj.com/content/41/1/51
The EMJ podcast is hosted by:
Dr. Richard Body, EMJ Deputy Editor, University of Manchester, UK (@richardbody)
Dr. Sarah Edwards, EMJ Social Media Editor, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK (@drsarahedwards)
You can subscribe to the EMJ podcast via all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify, to get the latest podcast every month. If you enjoy our podcast, please consider leaving us a review or a comment on the EMJ Podcast iTunes page (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/emj-podcast/id445358244). 

Wednesday Dec 06, 2023

Hear a summary of some of the best papers published in the December 2023 issue of the Emergency Medicine Journal. The podcast this month covers a trio of ultrasound papers addressing its use in the treatment of distal radial fractures, and thoracic and abdominal stab wound injuries. Featured also is a paper investigating the effectiveness of a predictive system for COVID-19 triage by telephone.
Read the highlights: https://emj.bmj.com/content/40/12/803 
 
The EMJ podcast is hosted by:
Dr. Richard Body, EMJ Deputy Editor, University of Manchester, UK (@richardbody)
Dr. Sarah Edwards, EMJ Social Media Editor, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK (@drsarahedwards)
You can subscribe to the EMJ podcast via all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify, to get the latest podcast every month. If you enjoy our podcast, please consider leaving us a review or a comment on the EMJ Podcast iTunes page (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/emj-podcast/id445358244). 

Wednesday Nov 01, 2023

Hear a summary of some of the best papers published in the November 2023 issue of the Emergency Medicine Journal. This month's podcast discusses a wide array of topics like cauda equina syndrome, biases in blood alcohol testing services, bystander CPR effectiveness in cardiac arrest, and the healthcare impacts of e-scooter use.
 
Read the highlights: https://emj.bmj.com/content/40/11/741 
The EMJ podcast is hosted by:
Dr. Richard Body, EMJ Deputy Editor, University of Manchester, UK (@richardbody)
Dr. Sarah Edwards, EMJ Social Media Editor, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK (@drsarahedwards)
You can subscribe to the EMJ podcast via all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify, to get the latest podcast every month. If you enjoy our podcast, please consider leaving us a review or a comment on the EMJ Podcast iTunes page (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/emj-podcast/id445358244). 
Thank you for listening!

Tuesday Oct 03, 2023

Hear a summary of some of the best papers published in the October 2023 issue of the Emergency Medicine Journal. This month's podcast covers a variety of topics from litigation issues in the ED, young people's experiences in the Paediatric ED, parental anxiety in the PED, and all about 'Silver trauma'. 
 
Read the highlights: https://emj.bmj.com/content/40/10/687.
The EMJ podcast is hosted by:
Dr. Richard Body, EMJ Deputy Editor, University of Manchester, UK (@richardbody)
Dr. Sarah Edwards, EMJ Social Media Editor, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK (@drsarahedwards)
You can subscribe to the EMJ podcast via all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify, to get the latest podcast every month. If you enjoy our podcast, please consider leaving us a review or a comment on the EMJ Podcast iTunes page (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/emj-podcast/id445358244). 
Thank you for listening!

Friday Sep 01, 2023

This is the summary of some of the best papers we published in the September 2023 issue of the Emergency Medicine Journal. Rick and Sarah discuss a trio of papers on health services, the use of isopropyl alcohol as an anti-emetic, and they talk to Dr Anna Collini, co-author of a paper that explores how new emergency medicine consultants experience uncertainty (https://emj.bmj.com/content/40/9/624).
Read the highlights: https://emj.bmj.com/content/40/9/621.
The EMJ podcast is hosted by:
Dr. Richard Body, EMJ Deputy Editor, University of Manchester, UK (@richardbody)
Dr. Sarah Edwards, EMJ Social Media Editor, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK (@drsarahedwards)
You can subscribe to the EMJ podcast via all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify, to get the latest podcast every month. If you enjoy our podcast, please consider leaving us a review or a comment on the EMJ Podcast iTunes page (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/emj-podcast/id445358244). 
Thank you for listening!

Tuesday Aug 01, 2023

A summary of some of the best paper we published in the August 2023 issue of the Emergency Medicine Journal. Rick and Sarah talk through topics touching on the assessment of scaphoid and ankle injuries, patient involvement in research, frequent attendees to the ED, and deciding which patients to escalate during a pandemic.
Read the highlights: https://emj.bmj.com/content/40/8/539The EMJ podcast is hosted by:
Dr. Richard Body, EMJ Deputy Editor, University of Manchester, UK (@richardbody)
Dr. Sarah Edwards, EMJ Social Media Editor, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK (@drsarahedwards)
You can subscribe to the EMJ podcast via all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify, to get the latest podcast every month. If you enjoy our podcast, please consider leaving us a review or a comment on the EMJ Podcast iTunes page (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/emj-podcast/id445358244). 
Thank you for listening!

Monday Jul 03, 2023

A summary of some of the best paper we published in the July 2023 issue of the Emergency Medicine Journal. Rick and Sarah talk through topics on Pre Hospital assessment of chest pain, management of pain in the emergency department and some thoughts on improving the experience for the waiting patient.
Read the highlights: https://emj.bmj.com/content/40/7/471The EMJ podcast is hosted by:
Dr. Richard Body, EMJ Deputy Editor, University of Manchester, UK (@richardbody)
Dr. Sarah Edwards, EMJ Social Media Editor, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK (@drsarahedwards)
You can subscribe to the EMJ podcast via all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify, to get the latest podcast every month. If you enjoy our podcast, please consider leaving us a review or a comment on the EMJ Podcast iTunes page (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/emj-podcast/id445358244). 
Thank you for listening!

* The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.

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