Category: Paeds

JC: Gadgets and Gizmos for gaining IV access in kids. St.Emlyn’s

If you have heard the St.Emlyn’s team talk about innovation then you will know that we have a healthy scepticism for technology. Technology is great of course and we love gadgets as much as the

Torticollis: A Real Pain in the Neck

By the time you’ve worked in the Emergency Department for more than a week it’s highly likely you’ll have seen a patient who has a bit of a sore neck after a relatively minor bump

JC: Getting Chilly Quickly 4. Doing It For The Kids

We have looked at therapeutic hypothermia not once, not twice, but three times already here at St Emlyn’s; most of our ED consultants also work, at least some of the time, down the long corridor in

JC: One Benzo Fits All? Lorazepam vs Diazepam for Paediatric Status Epilepticus

It’s been a little quiet of late here in the lofty towers of St Emlyn’s Virtual Hospital, not because the patients have stopped coming (trust me, they haven’t) but because many of the clinicians have

EduWars: Sticky Eyes in Kids at the EMEC

Sticky eyes in kids… Dead easy to treat, right? Well… Maybe not. This post is a little different from the usual posts you’ll find on St Emlyn’s. It includes a clinical topic with a teaching

Trials and Tribulations: Ross Fisher on Paediatric Trauma at the London Trauma Conference

  You’ve probably worked out by now that the London Trauma conference was full of awesomeness and controversy. Obviously I’m biased, but I found the paediatric stream particularly engaging and I was lucky enough to

Save Yourself Earache – Antibiotics and Otitis Media in the ED

When I was a medical student a friend of mine completed a special study module in ENT which involved a case-based, evidence-based essay on a clinical topic of his choice. He chose acute otitis media.

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Breathe! Approach to the child who is short of breath. St.Emlyn’s

This post in the St Emlyn’s Induction Series covers the approach to the child who is short of breath. Check out the induction podcast below, followed by some learning points and further reading Step One

Hide And Seek: Button Batteries in the Emergency Department

We see lots of kids presenting to the ED with “things” where they shouldn’t be (we see adults too, sometimes – but that’s a whole set of different stories).  Foreign bodies show up in all

Stop Crying Your Heart Out – Paediatrics at St Emlyn’s

Most EDs in the UK see a mixture of adult and paediatric patients. You’ve probably seen sick adults as part of your F1 year but we know that for many new ED docs this is

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