Falls

Falls can be significantly debilitating and distressing events for patients. The elderly form an increasing proportion of the general population, meaning falls are a common presentation to the emergen…

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PEG Fracture

An 85 year old lady is brought in by ambulance after an unwitnessed fall in a care home complaining of right wrist pain. She has obvious facial bruising.…

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EMJ Podcast December 2019

This month we have What do older people want from emergency care, Determination of the best early warning scores to predict clinical outcomes of emergency department patients, Is Seniority of Emergenc…

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The Snuffbox

A minor injury with a major complication: applying clinically orientated anatomy in the Emergency Department.…

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Another faller!

Another faller presents to your emergency department. Confused and smelling of alcohol. What will you do? How can you avoid missing the common pitfalls?…

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Why the fall?

A 72-year-old lady presented to a Minor Injuries Unit following head injury. On examination, evidence of suspected skull base fracture was found and she was therefore referred to the Emergency Departm…

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Falls

Falls can be significantly debilitating and distressing events for patients. The elderly form an increasing proportion of the general population, meaning falls are a common presentation to the emergen…

Read More