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

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

Drugs & Alcohol misuse in young people

March 6, 2018

Ending up in the ED as a result of alcohol and or substance use is NOT normal behaviour Children who use alcohol or other substances… Read more

iNFANT – user guide

June 29, 2018

the iNFANT is truly a design enigma, it is simple yet complicated, amazing yet frustrating, beautiful yet disgusting. And due to a unique production method,… Read more

Injuries in Non-Mobile Children

May 28, 2019

Unfortunately under 1 year olds are at a higher risk of NAI and this needs to be considered in ALL presentations. But remember if the… Read more

Mental Capacity Act (2005)

February 21, 2018

Applies to all over 16’s Principles Everyone is presumed to have capacity – until a lack of capacity has been established All practical efforts have… Read more

Paeds Liaison Form

May 31, 2018

The Paediatric Liaison Form has been updated This form alerts the Paediatric Liaison Team to your concerns so that they can investigate and provide appropriate… Read more

Patients at risk of harming themselves or others

March 18, 2019

Ligature cutters are keep at the Nurse-in-Charges station Remember to complete ReACT or CAMHS assessment tools on EPR Read more

Rape & Sexual Assault

March 6, 2018

Don’t Preform intimate examinations on Sexual assault/Rape patients Unless life-threatening injuries are suspected e.g Haemorrhage. As our examination will inevitably destroy evidence that may aid this patients case… Read more

Safeguarding Adult & Child

January 7, 2018

Safeguarding is massively important but often not done! This can be due to lack of recognition OR not knowing what help there is. Often our… Read more

Sex, Bites, and Needle Sticks

February 28, 2018

First Aid (ALL) Encourage bleeding Wash with copious amounts of water or saline Don’t Suck Don’t use Caustic agents   Read more

Underage Sexual Activity

April 5, 2018

This applies to all children/young people under 16 years old and those 16-18 years who are considered vulnerable, engaging in sexual activity. Getting this right… Read more