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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Fractured Neck of Femur

Fracture of the neck of the femur is a common injury and the incidence is increasing although it is not always easy to diagnose. The majority of fractures are caused by falls in the elderly and the fr…

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Falls

Falls can be significantly debilitating and distressing events for patients. The elderly form an increasing proportion of the general population, meaning falls are a common presentation to the emergen…

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PEG Fracture

An 85 year old lady is brought in by ambulance after an unwitnessed fall in a care home complaining of right wrist pain. She has obvious facial bruising.…

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EMJ Podcast December 2019

This month we have What do older people want from emergency care, Determination of the best early warning scores to predict clinical outcomes of emergency department patients, Is Seniority of Emergenc…

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Another faller!

Another faller presents to your emergency department. Confused and smelling of alcohol. What will you do? How can you avoid missing the common pitfalls?…

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RCEM Manchester Day 3

RCEM ’15 in Manchester has been a sell out! For those of you that weren’t lucky enough to be here, here’s what’s been going on on Day 3!…

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Why the fall?

A 72-year-old lady presented to a Minor Injuries Unit following head injury. On examination, evidence of suspected skull base fracture was found and she was therefore referred to the Emergency Departm…

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