Tag: paediatrics

You Snooze, You Lose? #smaccUS The Child with Altered Consciousness

As a part of the #smaccMINI workshop back in Chicago in 2015, I spoke about the approach to the child with an altered conscious level. The podcast is below along with a brief summary of

All the King’s Horses… difficult conversations with children in critical care. St.Emlyn’s.

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again1. This blog tackles a really challenging topic in our theme around communication and wellbeing2–4. How do we approach difficult conversations with

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

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: 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

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

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