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Air in the Chest

Shortness of breath is a common occurance for COPD patients, and were used to putting them on non invasive ventilation. What happens when we cant?…

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Induction SOB

Its 5am, the pre-alert phone rings. The ambulance service are bringing in a patient with acute difficulty in breathing…

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Pulmonary Hypertension

Patients with known pulmonary hypertension may present to the emergency department with a variety of acute problems related to this disease such as pulmonary embolism…

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Spontaneous Pneumothorax

This session covers the assessment and management of primary, secondary and tension pneumothoraces. It includes the use of radiograph investigations, needle aspiration and chest drain insertion…

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Breathlessness

This session is about the assessment and management of patients presenting with breathlessness to the emergency department…

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Acute Stridor

Children present commonly to the Emergency Department (ED) with stridor. Stridor is a sign of upper airway obstruction. The ED physician must be able to diagnose, initiate treatment, appropriately inv…

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