The latest in our series of quick learning bites, designed to tie in with education and sims running in the department.
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.
The Ottawa Knee Rules are a set of criteria, which guide a clinician as to when an x-ray of the knee is required.
When risk assessing mental health patients, don’t just think ABCDE... think PEPI and SLIPA!
HEEADSSS is a time-tested strategy for obtaining a Psychosocial Review of Systems (PROS) for adolescent patients with mental health concerns.
What to do when patients are refusing life-saving treatment.
Status Epilepticus is generally defined as any single or multiple convulsions lasting 30 minutes or more.
Febrile Convulsions are generalised seizures affecting 1 in 20 children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years.
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.