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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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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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Housewarming Flames

This SAQ explores major burns in a paediatric patient, recognising the signs of inhalation injury and interventions instigated during the primary survey…

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Prioritisation skills in the ED

We have a lot of systems in Emergency medicine. Unlike others perhaps, we tend to employ them to draw simplicity, function and purpose out of the complexity our patients confront us with every day…

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To drain or not to drain?

A 67-year old man who has finished his first 2 week chemotherapy course via a PICC line for auricular Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) presents via ambulance with shortness of breath and fever…

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Testing Times!

As you are probably aware there has recently been a noticeable increase in ambulance attendances to the emergency department…

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