Head Injury in Adults- Induction

Patients with head injuries are the most common type of trauma seen in the Emergency Department and can represent up to 10% of all presentations.
It’s 5am, the pre-alert phone rings. The ambulance service are bringing in a patient with acute difficulty in breathing
Here are some tips on the common mental health presentations to the emergency department
You've just arrived for your first ED shift, excited to be allocated to resus. The red phone rings. A 45-year-old female, amitriptyline overdose, P120, BP85/45, GCS 5, ETA 5 minutes.
This is a hugely common presentation in the ED and often one many doctors try to avoid
Gynae presentations to the emergency department are fairly common, yet fill everyone with dread. The management is similar to any other medical problem
A patient attends majors, with sepsis. You overhear someone saying “they’re palliative care, so we don’t need to do anything
With the advent of urgent care centres, your exposure to orthopaedics won't be what it used to be. However, if you follow some of the basic tips here, your orthopaedic surgeons and patients will be happy!
It's a phrase you'll come to know well. Especially, you'll find, if you're sitting at a certain desk or in a certain area
The emergency department is a unique working environment. It will throw you in the deep end, testing your diagnostic and risk juggling skills, whilst being the most supported environment you're likely to work in.
When you tell people you work in the ED, they invariably ask you for your great stories but they also ask you for help and advice when needed