Consenting for Blood Transfusion

December 2, 2020

We frequently consent for Blood Transfusion, but what risks do we tell the patients about and how common are those risks? Read more

Primary Intracerebral Haemorrhage

December 1, 2020

In anybody who there is suspicion of a non-traumatic haemorrhage arrange an urgent CT Head. All patients need IV access and  U&E, FBC, Coag If… Read more

Necrotising Fasciitis

November 28, 2020

Necrotising fasciitis (NF) is a rare but serious bacterial infection that affects the soft tissue and fascia (Fournier gangrene, is NF affecting the perineum). In… Read more

Journal Club – December 2020

November 23, 2020

Safety and Efficacy of the SNAP 12-hour Acetylcysteine Regimen for the Treatment of Paracetamol Overdose – [LINK HERE] Wed 16th Dec 12-13:00 TEAMS meeting Read more

Assessing Functional Leg Weakness

November 21, 2020

When patients present with functional symptoms. It can be difficult to discern whether if it is an actual or functional weakness. And it can be… Read more

ED-Surgery Escalation Plan

November 9, 2020

Introduction The Surgical and ED teams have worked closely to provide an agreed process, to aid patient flow through the ED and help to maintain… Read more

Chronic Pancreatitis

November 7, 2020

Chronic pancreatitis is a low grade inflammatory disease of the pancreas. It can occur after an attack of acute pancreatitis or can present on its… Read more

CPAP Set-Up

November 4, 2020

NIPPV 3 machines are used throughout the trust to deliver NIV and CPAP – and should be commenced in ED if transfer to ward/ICU is… Read more