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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Lightning Learning

During Summer storms, lightning strikes can cause fatalities …but what happens to the survivors?…

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Hypertensive Emergencies

A hypertensive emergency is defined as the clinical situation in which there is a marked elevation of blood pressure (BP) associated with acute or progressive end organ damage, e.g. cardiovascular, re…

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A Constant Cough

A 9-week-old female infant presents to Paediatric A&E at 2200 hrs with a history of coughing, difficulty in breathing, lethargy and reduced feeding.…

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April 2020

This month we have COVID Discussion | Debriefing post traumatic event | Talking bout dying in the ED | COVID19 Ventilation…

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Air in the Chest

Shortness of breath is a common occurance for COPD patients, and we’re used to putting them on non invasive ventilation. What happens when we can’t?…

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