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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Nothing to Declare

A patient presents to the Emergency Department suspected of having illicit concealed drugs. This SAQ explores the clinical management, combined with the ethical and medicolegal aspects of their care.…

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Paracetamol overdose

So the TOXABSE guidelines for staggered paracetamol overdose last night. We bring you an up to date podcast on paracetamol overdose management recorded at the recent RCEM scientific conference with Ja…

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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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Ecstasy

Class A drug in the UK – illegal to possess, give away or sell. Possession can be punished with 7 years in jail…

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It’s Been a Gas

A 55-year-old man is brought in with fatigue and headache. He had been working in a derelict building’s kitchen and found that the gas oven was leaking…

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