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RCEM CPD conference day 2

RCEM CPD Conference 2022 Day 2

Well hopefully you all had a lovely evening and possibly even managed to go for a run along the coast to celebrate having functioning livers! I got into the spirit of things with a quick

Highlights from the Virtual Colloquium – 14th Annual Update in Paediatric Emergencies Day 1

It’s been a long time since I’ve been at a conference, either in-person or virtually. Something that was once a regular part of my professional life has, like so many things, become a distant memory.  

JC: Spot the Difference, what can we do about petechiae? St Emlyn’s

Back in 2013, I wrote a post here on petechiae in well kids; it received a phenomenal number of views for reasons I don’t quite understand (I think it ended up as a link somewhere

JC: D-K-hoorAy! New Paeds DKA guidelines

On Monday, the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes published interim guidelines on the management of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in our younger patients (under the age of 18). NICE are planning to fully review

JC: IN Fentanyl vs Ketamine for analgesia in PED. St Emlyn’s

Last year we reviewed a pilot RCT comparing IN Fentanyl vs IN Ketamine in kids​1,2​. We concluded that they were probably similar in analgesic effect but that Ketamine had a higher adverse event rate. Here