Toxicology – Induction

You’ve just arrived for your first ED shift, excited to be allocated to resus. The red phone rings. A 45-year-old female, amitriptyline overdose, P120, BP85/45, GCS 5, ETA 5 minutes.…

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Is the K OK?

A 60-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 1 week history of increasing lethargy, intermittent tingling in both arms and palpitations…

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Salicylic Stress

Paul, a 52 year old electrician, has been in your department for three and a half hours with a presenting complaint of abdominal pain…

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September 2019

This month we have Guideline CVA part 2 | Paper 1 – New in EM cervical artery dissection | Belfast CPD 2019 Acute Ophthalmology | New in EM: NACSTOP trial – early cessation of NAC in parac…

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A Toxic Slip

A 65-year-old man with a background of osteoarthritis presents to the Emergency Department with left hip pain following a fall…

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He looks a bit blue doctor

A 45 year old man is brought to ED after his neighbours call an ambulance, concerned that he looks ‘unwell’. The paramedic crew bring him to resus since he appears cyanotic with sats of 82…

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Nothing to Declare

A patient presents to the Emergency Department suspected of having illicit concealed drugs. This SAQ explores the clinical management, combined with the ethical and medicolegal aspects of their care.…

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide poisoning still accounts for a significant number of cases and is associated with both morbidity and mortality through a spectrum of presentations due to both acute and chronic exposur…

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