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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TERN Top Papers August 2021

The aim of TERN Top Papers is to highlight the top emergency care related papers for emergency physicians, keeping them abreast of the latest practice-changing studies. This month’s topic is diagnosti…

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Humpty Dumpty

A 70-year-old male is brought to the Emergency Department by ambulance complaining of dizziness and generalised weakness following a fall.…

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Acute Lower Back Pain

Low back pain is a very common problem and it is estimated that 80% of the population suffer from it at some stage of their life. It is also a common presentation to emergency departments…

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Broken Neck or Not

A 74-year-male presented to the Emergency Department with neck pain. Whilst enjoying a round of golf, slipped backwards down a bank onto some rocks…

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In too deep

Trauma Pre-alert for 35-year-old gentleman who sustained injury to head and back after diving into the shallow end of a swimming pool.…

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May 2019 Podcast

This month we have a discussion on the Manchester Bombing | Scribes in the ED | TERN TIRED | PTX and haemothorax in the CT era | Horse Trauma | Roc Rocks – ED RSI with Rocuronium or Suxamethoniu…

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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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