A Tricky Trache

A 60-year-old man with a tracheostomy is brought into the emergency department with acute shortness of breath…

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A Broken Heart

A recently widowed 36-year-old female presents with chest pain and shortness of breath. Her ECG features diffuse ST elevation.…

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Non Invasive Ventilation

This guide is not intended for those who are experienced ITU types, however, if you are one of the millions of front-line staff looking to help during our latest respiratory pandemic with little exper…

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Pulmonary Hypertension

Patients with known pulmonary hypertension may present to the emergency department with a variety of acute problems related to this disease such as pulmonary embolism…

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Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an elevation in pulmonary vascular pressure that can be caused by an isolated increase in pulmonary arterial pressure.…

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Another angry drunk

It’s Friday night, a 19-year-old male who alleges he’s been assaulted is shouting / being aggressive in the waiting area. The triage nurses asks you to discharge him…

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Breathlessness

Dyspnoea is an overall term used to describe an unpleasant awareness of increased respiratory effort and will be used synonymously with “breathlessness” in this session.…

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Breathlessness

This session is about the assessment and management of patients presenting with breathlessness to the emergency department…

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To drain or not to drain?

A 67-year-old man presents via ambulance with shortness of breath and fever. He has recently completed his first 2 week chemotherapy course for auricular Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC), administered vi…

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Bloody Cough

A 22-year-old South Asian male presents with 2 episodes of haemoptysis on a background of anorexia, weight loss and a dry cough for 2 months.…

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