Category: Paeds

JC: Paediatric massive transfusion. St.Emlyn’s

I am lucky enough to work in both paediatric and adult trauma centres in Virchester. I think this is a good mix as really nasty paediatric trauma is rare but adult trauma is not. This

Paeds Tips You Won’t Find In Books – @_NMay at SMACC Gold

Talking at SMACC Gold seemed like such a good idea in advance – and it was a wonderful (if faintly terrifying!) experience. When I came up with this title (yes – I was in the

Paediatric sepsis: The first hour. PLUS St.Emlyn’s at #Retrieval2014

I was absolutely delighted this week to attend the first day of the Retrieval 2014 conference in Glasgow. I first came across this conference in 2013 when I followed the twitter feed which had #FOAMed

JC: Duel of the Rules: Which decision rule for head injury in children?

Ladies and Gentlemen! The assessment and investigation of paediatric head injury is a case study in clinical risk management. Similar to chest pain in grown up medicine, it’s a frequent presentation, with a rare but

When Sick Means Sick: Emesemantics and Vomiting in Kids

When I was preparing for my talk at smaccGOLD I contacted the wonderful Ross Fisher, a Paediatric Surgeon, to ask him for some tips; what did he wish all ED docs and GPs knew about

JC: The Trouble With Tonsils. St.Emlyn’s

Or…. If we’re preaching to the choir, why are they still singing the wrong tune? If you are a up to date, #FOAMed positive practioner, I suspect you already have strong opinions on the matter

JC: Lidocaine for paediatric mouth ulcers at St.Emlyn’s

It’s always great to see a new RCT in paediatric emergency medicine as let’s face it there are far too few! PEM remains an area of practice where data is often extrapolated from adult practice

Driving children to distraction: Techniques for the PED

We’ve had some great recent posts at St. Emlyn’s on the use of ketamine and LAT gel for children undergoing procedures in the Emergency Department. In this post I’m going to discuss something quite simple, but potentially

JC: Hypertonic Saline for Bronchiolitis. St.Emlyn’s

My initial impression when this article popped up on email was that this is old news. We’ve been using 3% nebulised saline for Bronchiolitis in infants for many years (despite major concerns from paediatricians when

Paediatric EM: Seeing Kids is Child’s Play at St Emlyn’s

I’ve been interested in Paediatrics for a long time (actually since I was a first year medical student, which makes it about thirteen years and makes me far older than I feel) so I’ll be

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