Minor Injuries – PEM Induction

It’s safe to say you will likely see a few of these, as minor injuries are a very common occurrence in childhood with around 20-30% of all paediatric attendances to the Emergency Department invo…

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Soft Tissue and Bony Injuries in Children

Paediatric injuries can be very different from those sustained in adults in many respects. This session discusses why this is the case and outlines the general principles of treating paediatric injuri…

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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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Domestic Violence

12% of ED attendances are related to domestic abuse. ED physicians are in a unique position to identify these cases.…

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Decreased Conscious Level in a Child

The child with decreased consciousness is a common problem with many possible diagnoses and potentially high mortality and morbidity. It is therefore important for the emergency physician to rapidly …

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NAI or not

A 5-year-old boy presents with a central boggy swelling to his forehead without history of trauma, what’s the differential?…

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Anyone for a BRUE?

An 8 month infant is brought into the department following a collapsing episode as witnessed by his distress mother. What do you do next?…

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Child Abuse

The dark side of PEM, and what should also be on your differential diagnosis for any patient you are seeing is: “was this inflicted” and “is there something more?”.…

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