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Black & Blue

A 5-year-old girl is brought by her young mother to your Paediatric Emergency Department (ED) at 03:20 after she complained she could not sleep due to a headache…

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Mellow Yellow

During a weekend shift in the Paediatric Emergency Department (PED), you are asked to assess a 4-day-old infant male triaged as neonatal jaundice.…

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Lemons and Lymes

In late June, whilst on a school trip visiting a local nature reserve centre, a group of children were having a picnic and drinking lemonade after their play time.…

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The Snuffbox

A minor injury with a major complication: applying clinically orientated anatomy in the Emergency Department.…

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Bronchi Baby

Diagnosing and managing acute bronchiolitis: when to investigate and how to decide if a child can be cared for at home or in hospital.…

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The Forest

The forbidden forest is home to many dangerous creatures, where an encounter with even the smallest ticks can leave a big impact.…

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July 2019 Podcast

This month we have Aromatherapy for Nauseated ED Patients | Rob Rogers at EMEC – Medutopia, Legacies and Inspiration | Hugo Dowd – Syncope at Belfast CPD | Iain Beardsell – Diagnosti…

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Seeing red (flags)

A 56-year-old plumber presents to the ED with a 24-hour history of worsening lower back pain after lifting some heavy bags of cement…

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The Foxglove’s bite

An elderly gentleman presented with lethargy and poor oral intake. As routine tests begin they reveal he has more than just an AKI that needs treatment.…

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RCEM Blog Book 2

Temp Taking and how to Take it by Andy Neill, A new Dawn for Stroke Patients by Nikki Abela, and Arrest Asthma by James Yates…

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Bell’s Palsy in Children

Bell’s palsy is a relatively uncommon condition presenting to primary care. Despite a benign course for most children with Bell’s palsy, there are a number of serious causes of facial para…

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