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Constipation is when hard stools are not passed regularly and become painful and is also a very common cause of abdominal pain in the ED.
Whilst TAPVD is rare (8 in 100,000 live births) it is an important cause of cyanotic congenital heart disease. In A&E consider it in cases of collapsed cyanotic neonates and infants with mild cyanosis.
Erythema Multiforme is a Type 4 hypersensitivity reaction and is known for causing characteristic target-shaped lesions.
People in the last days and hours of life may experience a spectrum of distressing physical symptoms. Find out what you can prescribe to help bring relief at this crucial time.
Many palliative patients have frequent contact with hospital services in their last year of life. Ensure your patient has a GREAT discharge by following our guide.
Around 1-in-3 older patients admitted as an emergency will die within 12 months of admission. However, many will benefit from a palliative approach to care alongside their treatment.
AML peak incidence is 85-89 years. Patients may present with severe sepsis or DIC, however, many won’t be critically ill on presentation.
There are many regular yet critical medications that MUST be given to patients whilst in the Emergency Department. Time is of the essence.
There are on average 1000-2000 cases of scarlet fever every winter in the UK, with children aged 4-8 years among the most affected.
Commonly affecting 2-4 infants per 1000 between 4-6 weeks of age when the pyloric muscle becomes thickened and obstructs the passage of milk into the bowel.
Methaemoglobinaemia is a rare but life-threatening emergency that can be fully reversed. It is characterised by an increase in the amount of MetHb in the blood.
Carbon monoxide can't be seen, can't be smelled and can't be heard. But it CAN be stopped. Learn what the mild, severe and long-term effects of CO poisoning can have on a person.