Based at the University Hospitals of Leicester, we serve the educational needs of healthcare practitioners in Acute & Emergency Medicine across the East Midlands, UK
To progressively develop the ability to formulate a diagnostic and therapeutic plan for a patient according to the clinical information available. To progressively develop the ability to prioritise the diagnostic and therapeutic plan. To be able to communicate the diagnostic and therapeutic plan appropriately.
18-year-old (???) male, tonic clonic seizure >20 minutes. Unresponsive. Known cerebral palsy and epilepsy.
This week we look at decreased conscious levels in children; and how medical staff can maintain performance when they’re not at their physical best.
Red call: "15 minutes. 21-day-old baby with bronchiolitis." Distraught dad: “He’s not been feeding. Why are his lips blue?”
Can you match the Presentation to the Examination Findings, Diagnosis, X-ray and Management Plan? Any resemblance to an existing game is purely coincidental!
What to do when patients are refusing life-saving treatment.
A 21-year-old female presenting with sudden onset right iliac fossa pain 6 hours ago.
A 21-year-old female presenting with sudden onset right iliac fossa pain 6 hours ago. She's had 2 episodes of vomiting since the onset of pain.
"If you focus on the problem, you can't see the solution."
A 20-year-old presents to your ED with a history of fever and sweats. Don't forget their travel history!
A 1-year-old is brought in by ambulance after he started fitting at home. Paramedics have given one dose of Diazepam.
A 5-day-old infant is brought to the ED with difficulty feeding and fast breathing.
Working the ED can often be complicated, there can be distractions and developments that make even a simple case more complex than it should be.
"Terry (71) was out in the garden watering his potatoes, when he felt unwell and collapsed."
A 78-year-old man feeling non-specifically unwell for a few days. 1 day of headaches and intermittently confused.
Ethanol is not the only alcohol your patient can drink…
A 5-day-old baby girl is brought to ED by mum with poor feeding, sleepiness and fast breathing.
Sepsis kills. We simulated how to identify and manage a child presenting with Sepsis.
21-year-old female brought in by ambulance. Acute onset DIB, tachycardic & tachypnoeic, pre-alerted as ?sepsis
A 41-year-old male is brought to the ER by paramedics with the history of worsening SOB for last 6 hours.