Chest Drain Insertion in Adult Trauma

This session provides training in chest drain insertion. It looks at the indications for carrying out this procedure, as well as how to prepare for it, and shows a chest drain being inserted. Post-pro…

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Chainsaw Injury of the Neck

A 21-year-old man presents with a chainsaw injury to his neck on the left side. At the scene, he had a GCS of 15 and was able to move all four limbs but complained of a tingling sensation in his left …

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Off yer bike!

A 55 year old woman, who is usually fit and well, is brought in on a spinal board having fallen off her bicycle whilst going downhill at high speed…

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June 2019 podcast

This months podcast features Angio following cardiac arrest | Vertigo | Bag Mask Ventilation in RSI | LGIB | and IAEM PoCUS Erector Spinae Block…

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Trauma: Surviving ATLS

Teaching “old” ATLS was a bit of a doddle. You prepared a lecture (using their slides), delivered it, and ate bags of food whilst everyone else delivered their lecture. Then, supervised so…

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Trauma ibook – an introduction

This iBook is structured according to the ATLS 10th edition chapters. Why have we done this when ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) is often considered “archaic” and not to be recommended…

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Playing with fire

Before bedtime, 3 children were playing with matchsticks in their upstairs bedroom. They had made a tent earlier that evening using their bed linen and were inside, surrounded by their cuddly toys…

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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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February 2019

TXA for haemoptysis, EMJ Podcast, Capacity, DFTB18 Domenic Cincotta, Premedication for ketamine sedation, C-spine in distracting injuries…

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PHEM Trauma

Your receive a pre-alert call from the air ambulance team who are bringing a 32 yr old male who has sustained a single stab wound to the epigastrium whilst outside a pub…

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