Jed is a thriving 8 month old brought in by his parents with a fever of 38.8oC; he’s tachycardic and grumpy. His fever began twelve hours ago, and aside from crankiness, he is otherwise well. He is fully immunised and there are no sick contacts at home. You get a call from your Mixed Emergency…
This week’s Podcast recommendation is from Joe Lex’s amazing #foamed site Free Emergency Medicine Talks. It’s Indrani Sheridan (and Emergency Medicine Physician in Florida) discussing how we should deal with death.
A 23-month old female has a history of vomiting three to four times per day for three days. She has a past history of reactive airway disease and congenital heart block (maternal systemic lupus) requiring a permanent implanted pacemaker.
Marcus, 15, looks very embarrassed as he is brought into the fast track cubicle by his mother. His shuffling gait and poor eye contact suggest he has a ‘personal problem’ but he doesn’t want to discuss it until his mother leaves.
Don’t be bamboozled by paediatric elbow x-rays. Here’s a guide to a systematic approach.
A nearly 8 year old female came to the ED with a chief complaint of stomach aches for one week. These pains would come and go and were best characterised as crampy in nature with no particular location.
In spite of your best medical management, the 9 year old severe asthmatic that you have been medically managing continues to deteriorate. People are starting to mention ventilation. Is doesn’t seem like a great idea….
A six week old baby is referred to you for urgent assessment for blood stained loose stools. He was born at term and there were no antenatal/postnatal complications of note. He received IM Vitamin K at birth. He was initially breastfed for two weeks and then started on feeds with cow’s milk formula. He is…
Any doctor or nurse working a hospital should be familiar with mechanisms for delivering low flow oxygen. So you should know all the answers to this quick quiz…shouldn’t you?
A 15 year old male presents to the ED with right wrist and hand pain two hours after falling on his out-stretched (extended) right hand.