Malignant/Accelerated Hypertension

February 24, 2021

There are several terms commonly used “Accelerated Hypertension”, “Hypertensive Emergency”, “Malignant Hypertension”. They all have a very similar definition (ESC/ESH, NICE, ACEP) Patient has both:… Read more

Methaemoglobinaemia

February 19, 2021

Q: Why are Smurf’s Blue?  A: Methaemoglobin (MetHb) of course! – MetHb is produced by oxidisation of the Iron in Haemoglobin (Hb) from Fe2+ to Fe3+… Read more

Hypernatraemia

February 14, 2021

Hypernatraemia is a not a common presentation in ED, as intense thirst often prevents significant hypernatraemia in neurologically intact individuals. So… Mortality rates are high… Read more

Return to Police Custody

February 12, 2021

It is vital that patients returning to police custody as discharged as safely as possible. Part of that is ensuring the custody team has adequate… Read more

Hair Apposition Technique – HAT

February 10, 2021

Really useful method to close linear head wounds that you wouldn’t normally use glue for within the hair (esp. in children) Reduced pain Reduced follow up increased… Read more

Snake Bites

January 29, 2021

In the UK approximately 100 people are envenomated by a snake each year. So what do you need to do if your patient has received… Read more

Journal Club – Feb 2021

January 28, 2021

Pregnancy-Adapted YEARS Algorithm for Diagnosis of Suspected Pulmonary Embolism Wed 24th Feb 12-13:00 TEAMS meeting  Read more

Journal Club – Jan 2021

January 27, 2021

Acute Kidney Injury After Computed Tomography: A Meta-analysis Wed 27th Jan 12-13:00 – OUTCOME TEAMS meeting  Read more