Category: Paeds

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

Induction to Emergency Medicine – St Emlyn’s Resources

Over the past few years I am very proud to say that as a team at St Emlyn’s we haven’t just focused on the exciting parts of emergency medicine, but our blogs and podcasts have

#smaccMINI – Paediatric Resuscitation Update at #smaccDUB

  ILCOR published resuscitation updates in 2015 and I’m sure many of you have already familiarised yourselves with the changes. At smaccMINI I took the paediatric critical care workshop delegates through a whirlwind review of the major

Making ED Visits Easier for Children

Having attended the ICEM2016 conference in Cape Town a few days ago, I came across a new concept championed by PEM physicians from all over the world: the Paediatric Marketplace. If you do not know

JC: Why don’t we use dexamethasone for children’s asthma?

This post is written by Dr Niall Morris Prednisolone is about as tried and tested a treatment as we have in medicine. We all know how fantastic it is for settling down exacerbations of asthma.

Paediatric Pain and Sedation – Tips to Change Your Practice from #EuSEM15

Flicking through the tracks at EuSEM15 you might notice that there are several presentations – including mine – devoted to the management of pain and procedural sedation in children. And you might wonder why this

PEM Review – PEMLit at #IAEM15

This week I was honoured to present a “blast talk” at the Irish Association of Emergency Medicine Conference in Cork. I love the idea of blast talks – quick fire, high yield presentations with minimum

JC: Don’t Write off the Respiratory Rate – Part Two

So, now we know what to do with an unexplained abnormal respiratory rate in a baby – but how do we know what constitutes an abnormal respiratory rate? That’s the question behind the second paper

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