Breathlessness

Dyspnoea is an overall term used to describe an unpleasant awareness of increased respiratory effort and will be used synonymously with “breathlessness” in this session.…

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Breathlessness

This session is about the assessment and management of patients presenting with breathlessness to the emergency department…

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To drain or not to drain?

A 67-year-old man presents via ambulance with shortness of breath and fever. He has recently completed his first 2 week chemotherapy course for auricular Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC), administered vi…

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Bloody Cough

A 22-year-old South Asian male presents with 2 episodes of haemoptysis on a background of anorexia, weight loss and a dry cough for 2 months.…

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Pop Goes the Lung

A 23-year-old male was playing rugby 4 days ago. He was touching down in his in-goal area for a 5-metre scrum when he was kneed in the back towards his left side.…

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Acute Asthma

Acute Asthma, Describing the patho-physiology of asthma, categorise the severity of an asthma attack and more…

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Pneumothorax?

At the 8am departmental handover, you discuss a 69-year-old man with COPD who presented two hours earlier with SOB…

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Pleural Effusion

This session looks at the assessment and management of the adult with a pleural effusion in the emergency department…

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Adult Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is caused by a mutation in a gene that encodes cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein, which is expressed in many epithelial and blood cells.…

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Off yer bike!

A 55 year old woman, who is usually fit and well, is brought in on a spinal board having fallen off her bicycle whilst going downhill at high speed…

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Medical Gases in ED

Medical gases are something used every day in the emergency setting, both pre-hospital and in-hospital, whether it be oxygen, medical air, or nitrous oxide. Each of these gases have their part to play…

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