Pulmonary Hypertension

Patients with known pulmonary hypertension may present to the emergency department with a variety of acute problems related to this disease such as pulmonary embolism…

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Spontaneous Pneumothorax

This session covers the assessment and management of primary, secondary and tension pneumothoraces. It includes the use of radiograph investigations, needle aspiration and chest drain insertion…

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Breathlessness

This session is about the assessment and management of patients presenting with breathlessness to the emergency department…

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Acute Stridor

Children present commonly to the Emergency Department (ED) with stridor. Stridor is a sign of upper airway obstruction. The ED physician must be able to diagnose, initiate treatment, appropriately inv…

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Breathlessness

Dyspnoea is an overall term used to describe an unpleasant awareness of increased respiratory effort and will be used synonymously with “breathlessness” in this session.…

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Arrest Asthma

In the UK, there are 3 asthma-related deaths per day. In 2015, this translated to 1468 deaths in that year.…

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Acute Asthma

Acute Asthma, Describing the patho-physiology of asthma, categorise the severity of an asthma attack and more…

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Another angry drunk

Its Friday night, a 19-year-old male who alleges hes been assaulted is shouting / being aggressive in the waiting area. The triage nurses asks you to discharge him…

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Adult Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is caused by a mutation in a gene that encodes cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein, which is expressed in many epithelial and blood cells.…

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