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Mental Health in the ED

As a doctor that has previously struggled with my Mental Health I hope to try and help promote a greater understanding amongst ED staff by sharing some of my experiences, and by talking through the re…

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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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Minor Injuries

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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Head Injury

Walk into any Emergency Department in the country and you are bound to find at least one child waiting to be seen with a head injury…

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PEM Headaches

Headaches are one of the most common presentations to ED and may be primary or secondary. Migraine is the most common type of primary headache, but the majority of headaches are benign in nature and r…

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Rashes

Rashes are difficult to diagnose in both children and adults. The key is to be able to identify the important types (anaphylaxis urticaria, meningitis, non-accidental injury), and then manage to learn…

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Decision Making in Paeds

EM physicians need to be decision makers, quick thinkers and risk balancers. This is what we are good at. In fact, many will tell you that the purpose of the PEM rotation is to learn to spot the sick …

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Tips from Someone Who Knows

RCEMLearning asked Kate Dear what her tips for new docs in the PED are. Kate is an excellent Nurse Consultant/ANP, and if there is someone who knows, it’s her.…

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PEM Introduction/ Editor’s note

We hope you find this book as a useful adjunct to your learning while here. Our blogs have been tailored to meet most PED presentations and our brilliant contributors have been working hard to make su…

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A child with a fever

Febrile children compete for the most common non-traumatic paediatric presentation in the ED, causing concern for parents worldwide. Your mission: to find the source.…

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