Based at the University Hospitals of Leicester, we serve the educational needs of healthcare practitioners in Acute & Emergency Medicine across the East Midlands, UK
The following cases are based on actual presentations to an Emergency Department that resulted in an incident report.
An otherwise well 42-year-old lady presents having fallen over in town three days previously whilst carrying heavy shopping.
A 2-year-old girl presents with her mum who says she’s swallowed a small round battery. Find out more about what investigations and complications may occur in these cases.
12-year-old boy presents with a history of his knee giving way while playing football and looking funny. As he got up, the knee felt that it popped back.
A 74-year-old white male is referred by his GP with ?pyelonephritis.
A 61-year-old male self-presents to ED after developing difficulty with his breathing. 3 weeks ago he developed upper abdominal pain.
A 57-year-old intoxicated male is brought in by paramedics when his roommates called an ambulance after noticing a lot of blood on his trousers.
A 69-year-old woman trips over her dog while out walking and falls onto her outstretched hand.
A 29-year-old lady presented with chest pain and shortness of breath. She was tachycardic at 107 but unfortunately, the rest of her observations were not taken.
A 55-year old Asian lady presents by ambulance with left-sided heavy chest pain, radiating down her left arm.
It's 10:00pm on a Saturday night and a mother has brought in her 2-year-old son to children’s ED.
A 59-year-old man presents to the department complaining of chest pain radiating to his back. It began after feeling a ‘pop’ in his chest earlier that day.
A 13-year-old boy presents to ED having fallen off his scooter complaining of a painful limp.
An 84-year-old lady presents with a four-day history of abdominal pain. She has vomited today and not opened her bowels in several days.
A 58-year-old lady presents by ambulance to the ER. She was discharged the previous day having undergone day-case laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
A 15-year-old girl was bouncing on a trampoline when she fell, injuring her back.
A mother brings her 2-year-old child to the Children's ED. He has been continually vomiting for the past 3 days.
An 81-year-old man presents to the Emergency Department with a GCS of 3/15 having sustained a minor head injury two days previously.
A 73-year-old lady presents to the Emergency Department with a three-week history of a dry cough, intermittent wheeze and one episode of frank haemoptysis.
A 7-month-old boy is brought in by his mum who reports a history of fever over the last 24 hours.
46-year-old lady attends ED complaining of pain in the right heel and calf.