The latest in our series of quick learning bites, designed to tie in with education and sims running in the department.
The ROSIER score is used to distinguish between suspected stroke and stroke mimics.
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an autoimmune response to infections affecting 1 in 40,000 people each year.
Viral gastroenteritis symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea and fever; and accounts for up to 16% of all paediatric emergency admissions.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a chronic condition resulting in inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, the results of which can be life-threatening.
Regular gut bacteria normally keep C. difficile in check. However, antibiotic use can disrupt this balance, leading to the bacteria multiplying and producing a toxin.
Coarctation of the Aorta is a narrowing of the major vessel from the heart that delivers oxygen-rich blood to the body, affecting approximately 1 in 10,000 births.
Long QT Syndrome affects 1 in 2,500 people worldwide and is a congenital (or acquired) disorder that causes the QT interval to become prolonged.
Mindfulness, in its simplest sense, is a mental discipline that involves training attention
Trifascicular block is a combination of heart block with a bifascicular block and can be 'complete' or 'incomplete'.
Hirschsprung’s Disease is a fairly rare (1:5000) congenital condition which (normally) affects the large intestine.
Intestinal ischaemia presents as poorly localised abdominal pain and is the result of decreased blood flow to the GI tract.
Intussusception accounts for up to 25% of all abdominal emergencies in children up to the age of 5.
AAA is the enlargement of the aortic diameter >1.5 times normal and often an incidental finding. But there's an 85-99% mortality rate!
Liquid detergent capsules pose a risk to children: THEY LOOK LIKE SWEETS!