A wrinkle in time: Kerry Woolfall at DFTB19

Kerry Woolfall is a social scientist and senior lecturer at the University of Liverpool. This talk, our second from the PERUKI track, she talks about doing research without prior parent and patient consent.  Following legislative changes in 2008 it is now possible (in the UK at least) to enter a child into a trial of potentially life-saving treatment then seek consent after the fact. But how would parents react to this? How would clinicians? What would happen if a child died during the trial, as may understandably occur if we are looking at potentially life-saving interventions?

This talk is not just about a researchers point of view but also details Kerry’s experience from the other side of the clipboard as a NICU parent.

The research embodies a core principle of engagement.

Peri-orbital cellulitis: Meriel Tolhurst-Cleaver at DFTB19

In this first session from the PERUKI track Meriel Tolhurst-Cleaver spoke about her research into peri-orbital cellulitis. As a self-confessed non-academic she led the first trainee-led PERUKI study and reminds us that we can all get involved in research. She talks about some of the challenges in undertaking her study but most importantly she releases some of the results.

Spurred on by the idea that we are not following the guidelines that we have she asked an important question… why do we not have one standard guideline and why do we not follow the ones we have?

The DFTB Podcast – EcLiPSE and research without prior consent

In this week’s podcast we take a deep dive into the recently published EcLiPSE trial with one of the lead authors, Dr Shrouk Messahel. We discuss the background to and results of this important study and talk about the methodology of entering children into trails without prior consent.

The DFTB Podcast – Schwartz rounds

Curious as to what a Schwartz Round is but never having quite got round to attending one, I spoke to Becky Platt, an Advanced Clinical Practitioner at the Royal London Hospital and passionate Schwartz-er to discover what these events are all about. Becky explains the why, what and how of Schwartz rounds and I defy you, having listened to her, not to be keen to attend a round at your hospital. Maybe you might even start one yourself…

Change against the grain: Shweta Gidwani at DFTB19

Shweta Gidwani graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India in 2002. S. She has been involved in the development of emergency care service delivery and training programs in India for several years and was invited to join the International Emergency Medicine section at George Washington University as Adjunct Asst Professor in 2013 where she works on the India programs.

This talk, the opening talk proper after Mary set the scene, is a stark reminder of just how the world really works.

The DFTB Podcast – Changes in the Management of Children with Brief Resolved Unexplained Events

In our second original content podcast we had  the pleasure of talking to Dr Katie Noorbakhsh, a Paediatric EM Physician from Pittsburgh, about the original research paper she co-authored and published in the September edition of ‘Paediatrics,’ the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The paper examined the question of whether the change in classification of Acute Life Threatening Events (ALTEs) to Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (BRUEs) in 2016 has changed the management of these presentations in the US.

After listening to the podcast please read the article here