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The latest in our series of quick learning bites, designed to tie in with education and sims running in the department.
Local Anaesthetics (LAs) are used widely in Emergency Medicine. Toxicity occurs rapidly when LAs enters systemic circulation.
Naloxone is an opioid antagonist used to reverse the effect of opioid intoxication. Following reversal, patients need to be observed for at least 6 hours longer.
SCIWORA: Spinal Cord Injury Without Radiological Abnormality accounts for 6-19% of spinal cord injuries in children, and 9-14% in adults.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is the responsibility of EVERY member of staff in the NHS.
It’s always important to remember when considering a CT: there is no safe low level of radiation exposure!
Hip or neck of femur fractures often result from a fall onto the hip and are mostly frailty-related.
Precipitous or ‘unexpected’ deliveries are a stressful time, but they are infrequent in most UK Emergency Departments.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is an infection of the female genital tract most common in the 20 to 29-year-old age group.
Newborn Life Support (NLS) provides a framework for managing newborn infants who need support at time of birth.
Perimortem C-section is an emergency surgical procedure performed on a pregnant woman in cardiac arrest in order to save her life.
Pre-eclampsia affects pregnant women from around Week 20 until soon after birth. If untreated it can progress to seizures (eclampsia) which can be life-threatening.
Buckle or Torus fractures are a common type of forearm fracture seen in children between the ages of five and ten.
The clavicle is commonly fractured following a fall onto the shoulder, though occasionally resulting from a fall onto an outstretched hand.
A Toddler’s Fracture is typically a spiral fracture of the tibia when a child falls and twists their leg with low energy.