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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Paediatric Seizures

The seizing child is truly a scary thing to behold. If you work in the Paediatric ED, you will, at some stage, come across a child who has had a seizure, is recovering from a seizure, or is actively s…

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Child Abuse

The dark side of PEM, and what should also be on your differential diagnosis for any patient you are seeing is: “was this inflicted” and “is there something more?”.…

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Head Injury

Walk into any Emergency Department in the country and you are bound to find at least one child waiting to be seen with a head injury…

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Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening, generalised or systemic hypersensitivity reaction characterised by rapidly developing life threatening airway, breathing and/or circulation problems usually …

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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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