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Silver Trauma

Adult priority call, 3 minutes. You read the ambulance hand over, and tut to yourself. 90 year old lady, fallen down the stairs, normal observations…

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Meningitis

You pick up the next patient to be seen. It’s a 25 year old who has neck stiffness, and a headache, and a sore throat. The GP has sent them in as a possible meningitis patient. Where do you go f…

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I’m not burnt out, I’m just tired

Having successfully landed an ST4 training post, I start my first job in a small, yet busy, rural ED in Merseyside. I am excited and enthusiastic about this new training job and I enjoy exchanging sto…

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Stuck in the Ear!

Children (mainly), and even some adults, like to put a range of objects in any orifice they can find. Once they’re in, they come to us in the ED to sort out whether they’re really there, a…

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Induction SOB

Its 5am, the pre-alert phone rings. The ambulance service are bringing in a patient with acute difficulty in breathing…

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