Emergency Tracheostomy/Laryngectomy Management

May 13, 2020

Occasionally patients with Tracheostomy or Laryngectomy present with difficulty breathing due to problem. As this is rare for us in ED, this situation can be… Read more

COVID-19 (Paediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome)

May 13, 2020

AKA: Paediatric Inflammatory Multi-system Syndrome – Temporally associated with SARS-CoV 2  Although COVID-19 seems a benign disease in almost all children there are increasing evidence (however… Read more

COVID-19 (VTE prophylaxis in Lower Limb Injury)

April 20, 2020

During the Covid-19 pandemic alternatives to LMWH have been agreed – [For those who can’t inject themselves] Read more

COVID-19 (optimal use of oxygen)

April 16, 2020

As you are aware during the Covid-19 pandemic our use of oxygen has increased. However, supply is limited and most hospitals can only generate 3000-5000l/min… Read more

COVID-19 (DKA/HHS)

April 15, 2020

Experience is showing that those with diabetic patients with COVID-19 are more likely to develop DKA/HSS. However, treating them with the traditional large amount of… Read more

COVID-19 (40 Step Desaturation Test)

April 12, 2020

NHS England has introduced the use of a “40 step desaturation test” into discharge planning from the ED. You will have heard Covid -19 patients… Read more

COVID-19 (Talking to Relatives)

April 12, 2020

During the current Covid-19 pandemic relatives are not attending the hospital with patients, which means we are increasingly having to have difficult conversations over the… Read more

COVID-19 (Escalation-Primary PCI)

April 10, 2020

Eligibility Symptoms suggestive of Acute Myocardial Infarction Chest Pain within 12 hours ECG showing acute myocardial infarction ST elevation >1mm in limb leads ST elevation… Read more