0-12yrs WETFLAG

September 7, 2019

Tips:  If particularly BiIG – go up 1-2 yrs If particularly SMALL – go down 1-2 yr Prepare ET Tubes 0.5mm bigger and smaller Chid’s… Read more

A-a gradient

March 25, 2018

A-a gradient = Alveolar Oxygen – arterial Oxygen This is “relatively” simple way of working out if the paO2 on a ABG is normal, and demonstrates… Read more

AAGBI – Intubation Check List

April 2, 2019

Simple pre-intubation checklist for the whole team to be aware of so we can make intubation in ED as safe as possible. PDF: Full Version… Read more

Acidosis & VBG’s

October 4, 2019

We are frequently asked to check the lactate on Venous Blood Gases (VBG’s), by the nursing staff. However, remember to look at the first result… Read more

Acute Behavioural Disturbance / Excited Delirium

December 24, 2017

Most of us will have seen patients like this – agitated, aggressive and often with police or security pinning them down. High risk of Cardiovascular… Read more

Anion Gap & Metabolic Acidosis

March 26, 2018

The anion gap (AG) represents the amount of unmeasured anions in the plasma. AG =([Na]+[K]) – ([HCO3]+[Cl]) The main contributor to the AG is albumin… Read more

Aortic Dissection

June 16, 2018

Aortic Dissection (AD), is uncommon (1 AD:200 ACS) but is…Rapidly FATAL!  Unfortunately recognising aortic dissection is difficult with a clinician pickup rate of 15-43%. Read more

Are You CO Aware?

October 24, 2018

With the onset of colder weather, many households in the UK are turning on their heating for the first time in months. Heating appliances need… Read more

Bradycardia

August 12, 2018

ALS Bradycardia Algorithm – Adult Causes Cardiac: Heart Block, Myocardial infarction, Myocarditis Metabolic: Hypothermia, Hyperkalaemia, Hypokalaemia, Hypothyroid, Hypoxia Toxin: digoxin, B-blocker Treatment For ALL conditions… Read more

Burns Referral Pathway

May 8, 2019

A new burns referral pathway has been developed with Mid Yorks to securely send images of the patients burn. Allowing the burns team to arrange… Read more

C-Spine Injury

September 4, 2018

C-spine injury ranges from the obvious fracture-dislocation to the less obvious ligamentous injury, affecting about 2.5% of blunt trauma patients. However, ALL of them are… Read more

COPD think VBG

February 18, 2018

We have recently introduced the use of VBG in COPD. Why Change? Pain – we all know and warn our patients ABG’s are painful. Patients… Read more

COVID-19 (CPR)

March 19, 2020

Deteriorating Patients Early senior decision making around DNACPR, is vital for both staff, patients, and families. Document decsion making and communications clearly There will be… Read more

COVID-19 (Doning/Doffing Video)

March 10, 2020

2 video links to PHE how to Don and Doff your PPE Read more

COVID-19 (Donning/Doffing-LOCAL)

March 25, 2020

Local instructional videos for donning/doffing Non-Aerosol Generating Procedures Aerosol Generating Procedures Disponible FFP3 (Leeds) Read more

COVID-19 (Respiratory Flow Chart)

March 27, 2020

As we know COVID-19 is putting an incredible burden on resources, especially for higher level respiratory support. It is important to target those resourses in… Read more

COVID-19 (X-Ray learning resource)

March 15, 2020

British Society of Thoracic Imaging (BSTI) have released a free learning resource containing CXR and CT of confirmed Covid-19 cases, will short history including time… Read more

CT Abdo/Pelvis & Pregnancy Testing

December 11, 2019

Radiology are now requesting blood pregnancy testing reproductive females from 10-35days from last period. But what is wrong with urine pregnancy testing? Read more

Dabigatran Reversal

September 16, 2019

Bleeding on Dabigatran? <C>ABCD – as usual trying to stop bleedBloods: FBC, Clotting, U&E, G&SDiscuss with Haematologist (esp. if taken within 12-24hr)Idarucizumab (PRAXBIND) 5g IVFound… Read more

Decontamination – First Contact

September 8, 2019

REMOVE – REMOVE – REMOVE Remove Them.. At reception ask them to go outside to designated area and staff will be with them shortly. Inform… Read more

Devastating Brain Injury?

February 15, 2018

Scenario (Not uncommon) A patient either post arrest or head injury has a CT demonstrating significant brain injury and Leeds says “No” What do we… Read more

Domestic Abuse

August 27, 2018

Domestic abuse can affect anyone and often its not readily disclosed on an ED admission. We must be alert to the fact some of our… Read more

DVLA – Driving & Medical Conditions

May 8, 2018

For many conditions the patient should be informed to stop driving and inform the DVLA of their condition. It is the patients responsibility to inform the… Read more

EMBRACE & Paediatric Critical Care

July 18, 2019

In our trust we don’t have paediatric critical care beds. However, in our region we use EMBRACE (a paediatric critical care transport team), who can… Read more

Emergency General Anaesthetic Checklist

February 13, 2018

PREPARE or prepare to fail Read more

Head Injury

February 27, 2018

Background Defined as any traumatic injury to the head other than superficial facial injuries. The commonest cause of death and disability in people age 1-40… Read more

Hyponatraemia

January 13, 2020

Hyponatraema is a common finding, especially within our elderly population. However, its significance is is not a simple numbers game, and needs senior input. Prior… Read more

Hypothermia

December 22, 2017

Remove COLD, Add WARM, Don’t SHAKE 32-35ºC [Mild] – Shivering, Tachycardia, Tachypnoeic, Vasoconstriction 30-32ºC [Moderate] – Shivering stops, Pale/Cyanosed, Hypotensive, Confused, Lethargic <30ºC [Severe] –… Read more

LA – Toxicity

December 22, 2017

We are regularly doing femoral blocks next to major vessels. So warn the patient of the symptoms, & keep them monitored(at least 15 min). Symptoms… Read more

Lateral Canthotomy

May 7, 2019

Retrobulbar Haematoma secondary to blunt eye injury is a a rare but potentially sight threatening injury. Blood collects in the retrobulbar space Pushing the eye… Read more