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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Decompression Illness

Diving-related problems can present in many ways and their appropriate and timely management is essential for good outcomes and patient safety.…

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Take my breath away

A 27-year-old male has self-presented to your Emergency Department with acute onset of shortness of breath and severe pain to the right side of his chest.…

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Medical Gases in ED

Medical gases are something used every day in the emergency setting, both pre-hospital and in-hospital, whether it be oxygen, medical air, or nitrous oxide. Each of these gases have their part to play…

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