Migration Migraine

An asylum seeker presents to the ED with a chronic headache prompting questions of finance, logistics and follow up from the staff.…

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Domestic Violence

12% of ED attendances are related to domestic abuse. ED physicians are in a unique position to identify these cases.…

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Do Not DNA CPR

DNA CPR confuses many but is a very important area to get right.…

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Lessening the Pain through Play

Visiting hospital can be scary at any age. Facilitating a positive hospital experience for children is important because many of them will require further attendances and treatments in their lifetime.…

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What To Expect When You Are Expecting

When I found out I was pregnant, the aspect I was most surprised about was how tired I was. At 6 weeks growing something the size of a blackcurrant inside of me I would come home from every shift exha…

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Can COVID Change our EDs for the Better?

Since February 2020, the UK has seen over 145,000 hospital admissions with COVID-19 and over 42,000 deaths. To say this pandemic has reeked havoc on the NHS is an understatement.…

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Breaking down the takedown

A patient with acute behavioural disturbance is proving very hard to manage, you need to gain control but by what means and what powers do you have to achieve this?…

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Decision Making in Paeds

EM physicians need to be decision makers, quick thinkers and risk balancers. This is what we are good at. In fact, many will tell you that the purpose of the PEM rotation is to learn to spot the sick …

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