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 information about the patient. So so complete the Return to custody form, documenting…. Read more
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 patient satisfaction (less pain and no need to see again)
- Faster and increased staff satisfaction
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 a venomous bite from a snake? (not the classic UK cocktail).
- Don’t Cut & Suck!
- Treat what you see
- Call Toxbase
Posterior shoulder dislocation is far less common than anterior dislocation. But it is commonly missed with some sources stating 50% of posterior dislocations are missed in the ED. Read more
The prevalence of diseases transmitted by tick bite have increased in recent years, within the UK. And it is now recognised that there are 3 main infections
- Lyme Disease
- Tick-Bourne Encephalitis
RCEM 2012 Safe sedation in the ED and RCEM Ketamine for paediatric procedural sedation guideline. Please read these documents in full or participate in RCEM learning for further information.
This guideline is a brief summary of the RCEM 2012 Safe sedation in the ED and RCEM – Pharmacological Agents for Procedural Sedation and Analgesia in the Emergency Department – March 2019. Please read these documents in full or participate in RCEM learning elearning for further information. Read more
During the Covid-19 pandemic alternatives to LMWH have been agreed – [For those who can’t inject themselves]
What is retrobulbar haemorrhage?
- Rapidly progressing haemorrhage into the retrobulbar space which is rare but potentially sight threatening.
- Retrobulbar haemorrhage causes a rapid rise in intraorbital volume and pressure.
- If not treated it can quickly lead to retinal ischaemia and infarction resulting in permanent visual impairment or complete visual loss.
Each year 1:15 of the adult population will seek medical help for Lower Back Pain, that is 2.6 million patients in the UK. Most Lower Back Pain is not serious and will revolve within 8 weeks, with analgesia and self physio.
However, this is not the case for some. This may be due to serious underlying pathology ‘RED Flags‘, or psychological factors that indicate chronicity ‘Yellow Flags‘.Read more