Nothing to Declare

A patient presents to the Emergency Department suspected of having illicit concealed drugs. This SAQ explores the clinical management, combined with the ethical and medicolegal aspects of their care.…

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Patient Gone AWOL

How will you manage your absconding patient with suicidal intent who has gone ‘absent without leave’?…

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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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October 2020

This month we discuss Guidelines in EM: Mental health | Ondansetron take home in paeds gastroenteritis | Diarrhea and rehydration…

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Breaking down the takedown

A patient with acute behavioural disturbance is proving very hard to manage, you need to gain control but by what means and what powers do you have to achieve this?…

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Acute Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is defined by the World Health Organisation as consuming more than 40g/day of alcohol for males and 30mg/day of alcohol for females…

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