A Tired Heart

A 73-year-old gentleman with a background of heart failure, atrial fibrillation and severe aortic stenosis presents to your Emergency Department with shortness of breath…

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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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To PE or not to PE?

An 80-year-old woman presents to your Emergency Department with shortness of breath on minimal exertion. She flew back from Singapore two days ago.…

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Pneumothorax?

At the 8am departmental handover, you discuss a 69-year-old man with COPD who presented two hours earlier with SOB…

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Pleural Effusion

Pleural effusions are classified as either transudates or exudates and there are multiple underlying causes of each.…

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Pleural Effusion

This session looks at the assessment and management of the adult with a pleural effusion in the emergency department…

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Adult Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is caused by a mutation in a gene that encodes cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein, which is expressed in many epithelial and blood cells.…

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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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October 2019

Octobers podcast is a special from the RCEM ASC with an interview with the new president Dr Katherine Henderson, Prof Simon Carley on his top 10 papers for EM, and an interview with Rod Little prize w…

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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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Deteriorating and Desaturating

An elderly man presents to the ED with shortness of breath, although he initially appears well, things deteriorate quickly and rapid assessment and treatment is required.…

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Doc I can’t breathe!

A 25-year-old obese female, who is 1-week post-partum presents with gradual worsening shortness of breath on minimal exertion, orthopnoea, pedal oedema and a dry cough…

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Nifty NIPPV

A 72-year-old gentleman who has not seen a doctor in decades presents with dyspnoea and acidosis with increased work of breathing.…

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