The latest in our series of quick learning bites, designed to tie in with education and sims running in the department.
Many people think essential oils are harmless: WRONG! They're highly toxic household items!
Organophosphates are used in at least 50% of the world's pesticides and poisoning can be rapidly fatal. Find out how to reverse the blockade and decontaminate the patient.
Exacerbations of COPD can lead to retention of CO2, and 1-in-5 results in acute hypercapnic respiratory failure. This can be life-threatening.
Croup is an upper airway disorder common amongst infants and children, indicated by a "seal/dog-like" barking cough.
Asthma is a life-changing disease and (in the UK) about 3 people a day die as a consequence.
Neurological observations must be performed on all patients with a head injury to recognise deterioration and monitor progress.
An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants and begins developing outside the uterus - affecting 1 in 80 pregnancies.
Orthostatic hypotension is the fall in blood pressure when transitioning from lying to standing.
Here's a quick guide for identifying the signs of paracetamol overdose and what to do in the Emergency Department.
Here's a quick guide for identifying the signs of primary and secondary spontaneous pneumothorax.
What to consider when dealing with Anaphylaxis in the Emergency Department.
Here's a quick starter's guide on using the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) in the ED.
Need a quick recap of the main differences between nasal cannulae, non-rebreather and venturi masks?
80% of admissions relating to sickle cell disease are also related to vaso-occlusive crises. Not only shortening life expectancy but potentially life-threatening.