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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Lightning Learning

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

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A Tired Heart

A 73-year-old gentleman with a background of heart failure, atrial fibrillation and severe aortic stenosis presents to your Emergency Department with shortness of breath…

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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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Salicylic Stress

Paul, a 52 year old electrician, has been in your department for three and a half hours with a presenting complaint of abdominal pain…

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