The Noon Witch

An elderly lady gardening in the hot summer sun becomes unwell soon after midday.
How will you manage her heat stroke?…

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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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Tracheostomy Emergencies in Adults

Tracheostomy emergencies are rare in the emergency department but are associated with high mortality and morbidity. It is therefore essential that emergency department practitioners are competent in a…

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Tracheostomy Emergencies in Adults

Tracheostomy emergencies are rare in the emergency department but are associated with high mortality and morbidity. It is therefore essential that emergency department practitioners are competent in a…

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Sickle Cell Syndromes

You’re in leafy Great Britain, and a young patient arrives in lots of pain. They ask for some morphine, because they have sickle cell, and you’re not really sure whether this is appropriat…

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A Spider Bite

An 18-year-old female presents to the ED of your local hospital during a night shift with a spider bite over the thigh. She is feverish and tachycardic.…

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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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Blocked up!

A 66-year old male with abdominal pain, distension and vomiting attends the emergency department. His bowels were last opened 5 days ago. Can you figure out the cause?…

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