Methaemoglobinaemia

Hypoxia is common in patients presenting to the ED and can be life-threatening. The differentials are wide and include cardiac, respiratory and haematological causes…

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Teaching the Basics: Blood Gases

Teaching is a huge part of emergency medicine. Whether you’re preparing for the FRCEM OSCE or some shopfloor supervision of medical students, you need to be able to explain things to others that…

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Fever in Fiji

A 26-year-old Indian male presented to ED after being unwell for 5 days. He had generalized body weakness, fever and headache…

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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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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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Gin and Ketonic

A 45-year-old man attends the department with a 48 hour history of nausea and vomiting. He also has a diffuse upper abdominal pain…

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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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