The 3Cs of Paediatrics

It’s Friday evening and you’re at work in the ED (where else would you rather be??). Jack is a 15 year old boy who has taken an overdose of paracetamol a couple of hours ago. He texted his…

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Nothing to Declare

A patient presents to the Emergency Department suspected of having illicit concealed drugs. This SAQ explores the clinical management, combined with the ethical and medicolegal aspects of their care.…

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Migration Migraine

An asylum seeker presents to the Emergency Department with a chronic headache prompting questions of finance, logistics and follow up from the staff.…

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Yes your Honour

The legal aspects of Emergency Medicine can be difficult and often a trainee spends less time reading about these, unless a specific situation arises in work…

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Major Incidents Part 1

So what is a major incident? Simply put, it is any incident that requires an extraordinary response from health services – ambulance services, primary care, community services and hospital Trust…

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Fishing for Vandals

This morning I had a phone call from the police. He said that last night a man was filmed on CCTV smashing the windows of two police cars parked outside the local police station…

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