Tag: paediatrics

New kids on the block. 2015 APLS trauma updates.

The Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) is, in my opinion at least, a great course. Covering paediatric life support, serious illness and injury it’s got a good reputation and is led by a team of

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.

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

JC: Paediatric massive transfusion. St.Emlyn’s

I am lucky enough to work in both paediatric and adult trauma centres in Virchester. I think this is a good mix as really nasty paediatric trauma is rare but adult trauma is not. This

Paeds Tips You Won’t Find In Books – @_NMay at SMACC Gold

Talking at SMACC Gold seemed like such a good idea in advance – and it was a wonderful (if faintly terrifying!) experience. When I came up with this title (yes – I was in the

Paediatric sepsis: The first hour. PLUS St.Emlyn’s at #Retrieval2014

I was absolutely delighted this week to attend the first day of the Retrieval 2014 conference in Glasgow. I first came across this conference in 2013 when I followed the twitter feed which had #FOAMed

When Sick Means Sick: Emesemantics and Vomiting in Kids

When I was preparing for my talk at smaccGOLD I contacted the wonderful Ross Fisher, a Paediatric Surgeon, to ask him for some tips; what did he wish all ED docs and GPs knew about

JC: The Trouble With Tonsils. St.Emlyn’s

Or…. If we’re preaching to the choir, why are they still singing the wrong tune? If you are a up to date, #FOAMed positive practioner, I suspect you already have strong opinions on the matter

JC: Lidocaine for paediatric mouth ulcers at St.Emlyn’s

It’s always great to see a new RCT in paediatric emergency medicine as let’s face it there are far too few! PEM remains an area of practice where data is often extrapolated from adult practice

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