Category: Paeds

It’s Not OK: Communication in Paediatric Critical Care at #dasSMACC

  I don’t know about you but I had relatively little communication skills training at medical school. It was two or three days over five years and I thought that was ok, but now it

101 Reflective Lessons from a Year with Sydney HEMS. Part Four: More Clinical

This post, detailing my reflections on clinical retrieval medicine, is the fourth in a series recording my reflections on the twelve months I spent working for Sydney HEMS1 in prehospital and retrieval medicine. The first post

JC: Pain Scales in the Paediatric ED

I will confess a geeky interest in paediatric pain management (I’ve spoken and written about it before at St Emlyns), so when I spotted this paper published online ahead of print a few months ago

JC: The Quick-Wee Method for Faster Clean Catch Urine Collection

The wilful nature of children is responsible for a lot of the facial expressions we see in the paediatric emergency department but few parents are as frustrated as those waiting… and waiting… and waiting for

Critically Ill in PED – the Patient Perspective at #smaccMINI #smaccDUB

  One of my favourite sections of the #smaccMINI workshop at #smaccDUB last year was when my Paediatric ED colleague Roisin McNamara from Dublin and I got the chance to speak a young woman called Eimear. Roisin

Foreskins: A PED primer. St.Emlyn’s

Following on from the first post in Paediatric Surgery 101 we come to the tricky topic of foreskins. Management of foreskins is best summed up by the phrase shouted by many a parent at their

You Snooze, You Lose? #smaccUS The Child with Altered Consciousness

As a part of the #smaccMINI workshop back in Chicago in 2015, I spoke about the approach to the child with an altered conscious level. The podcast is below along with a brief summary of

Paediatric Trauma Snapshot: What’s New?

You might not have spotted that the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN)1 published an updated report on paediatric trauma last week. You can find the full document here 2.This document is important because it

Thinking the Unthinkable: Child Protection in the Emergency Department

That people in a position of trust could intentionally injure, abuse or neglect children is almost unthinkable but it is a reality in the day-to-day practice of the Emergency Department1. Unfortunately, not only is it

Apparent Life Threatening Events in Babies – Trouble BRUEing

  Whenever I start to think about teaching on a paediatric subject, I feel like I should open with a reminder that being a parent is HARD. It’s REALLY HARD. Especially for first-time parents with newborn

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