Based at the University Hospitals of Leicester, we serve the educational needs of healthcare practitioners in Acute & Emergency Medicine across the East Midlands, UK
The trainee will be able to evaluate the patient who presents with a traumatic head injury, stabilise, assess, appropriate investigate and implement a management plan.
The phrase ‘head injury’ covers a multitude of different conditions and scenarios, and is a catch-all term for a spectrum of disease.
A round-up of key learning points from this month’s F2 teaching day. Topics include: Mental Health, Toxicology, Head Injury & End of Life care
Fractures of the facial bones are a common presentation to the ED but can lead to airway problems.
Neurological observations must be performed on all patients with a head injury to recognise deterioration and monitor progress.
A 1-year-old is brought in by ambulance after he started fitting at home. Paramedics have given one dose of Diazepam.
Day 3 of our PEST Day #Simblogs: Know Your Final Destination
73-year-old male with who had a head injury 2 weeks ago now presents with 1 day history of confusion and difficulty walking.
Our Latest quick Bite on an EM Topic
14-year-old pedestrian hit by a van in hit & run incident at at least 40mph. Loss of consciousness at scene. Scooped & ran as felt too unstable for transfer to Major Trauma Centre (MTC).
Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) is a diagnosis not to miss. But is it more of a headache than a help?
Approx 30 y/o male, he is a cyclist hit by a car, no helmet worn. En-route his left pupil has become fixed and dilated.
A 71-year-old male is brought into the ER by paramedics with the history of difficulty in walking for a day and acute confusion.
The latest in our series of quick learning bites, designed to tie in with education and sims running in the department.
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