Playing with fire, Burns

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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Cervical Spine Injury

Cervical spine injuries are rare but potentially devastating. Immobilisation of the cervical spine on the slightest suspicion of injury is recommended by most resuscitation courses.…

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PHEM Trauma

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

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TERN Top Papers August 2021

The aim of TERN Top Papers is to highlight the top emergency care related papers for emergency physicians, keeping them abreast of the latest practice-changing studies. This month’s topic is diagnosti…

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Humpty Dumpty

A 70-year-old male is brought to the Emergency Department by ambulance complaining of dizziness and generalised weakness following a fall.…

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Rugby Trouble

A 15-year-old boy presents to the ED complaining of pain over the right sternoclavicular joint and reduced movement due to pain in the right arm.…

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Air Head

An 18-year-old female presents after falling 8ft from a tree. She landed directly onto her head and lost consciousness for 30 seconds.…

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Trauma Chest X-ray: What Next?

A 43-year-old cyclist arrives after being struck by a car. He arrives with spinal immobilisation on a scoop stretcher with evidence of bruising to the right chest, abdomen, and pelvis.…

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