Disturbed or Psychiatric Patients in the ED

Author: Susan Elizabeth Dorrian, Sarah Jones / Editor: Lou Mitchell/ Reviewer: Rebecca Ford / Codes: CAP30, CAP4 / Published: 09/04/2021   Context and Definition Context Emergency Department attendanc…

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Feeling Blue?

A pre-alert is received for a patient being brought in after being found in the sea by bystanders. The patient is conscious with a temp of 34 degrees Celsius…

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EMJ February 2020

This month we have BET 2: Is keeping the eyes shut while fitting predictive of a psychogenic cause for seizures? And initial focused assessment with sonography in trauma versus initial CT for patients…

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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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RCEM Blogs Book 1

Managing Parkinson’s in the ED, Flaoting in the Face of Danger, MaxFax injuries in the E, and Paediatric Heart Murmurs & what to do with them…

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Fabricated or Induced Illness

Fabricated or induced illness (FII) is a form of child abuse. It is associated with significant morbidity (physical and psychological) and mortality. Recognition of FII is frequently difficult and sub…

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