Category: Paeds

Please use less Ketamine – LAT Gel at St.Emlyn’s

  Is this FOAM heresy I ask myself…, someone in the social media world suggesting that we should use LESS Special K. I’ve been reflecting recently on my use of ketamine in the emergency department.

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More than a Spot Check?: Meningococcal Septicaemia at St.Emlyn’s

More than a Spot Check – What does the NICE Quality Standard for bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicemia in children and young people mean for the Emergency Dept? Who’s that now? If you work in

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JC: Croup: Riding the Dex Express

Sooooo….this paper turned up at JC last week (thanks to Nicola P) and whilst I’m not sure that it meets all three of our criteria for a top JC paper it is relevant as a

Kiddy pills, syrup, compliance and cost: Paediatric medications at St.Emlyn’s

Taste influence compliance in paediatric prescribing. Important to test taste in the ED.

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Through the Looking Glass: Chirocaine vs Bupivicaine. St.Emlyn’s

I’ve seen a few paediatric femoral shaft fractures in the last couple of years, and while they always make my spidey-sense tingle for non-accidental injury, most (even the spiral fractures) have been explained away by

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Bumps, Brains and Barf: Paediatric brain injury

The assessment and management of paediatric head injury in the emergency department. Clinical Guidlines. Use of CT in pediatric brain injury.

The Ondansetron question

In your standard ED practice – do you give anti-emetics (specifically ondansetron) to children with gastroenteritis, hoping to improve the tolerance of oral rehydration? This has always been a debated topic, but has recently been given

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