A Traumatic Complication

Brief Case Study 33 year old female presented post Motorbike Accident (MBA) Our patient had been riding on a dirt trail when she lost control of the bike She was wearing a helmet and protective gear. Primary Survey and Initial Imaging Airway Assessment – patent, patient was talking and orientated Breathing Assessment Palpation – normal Symmetrical Air … More A Traumatic Complication

‘FEAST’ Emergency Education day – Thrombolysis

‘FEAST’ 2017 (Five’s Education, Assessment & Skills Training) TOPIC – THROMBOLYSIS Supported by the Emergency Medicine NSW Training Network 5 Wednesday 15th March, 2017 07:45 – 16:25 (Registration 07:30) Followed by Afternoon ‘AORTA’ workshops Venue: Westmead Hospital Level 2 @ The WECC (Westmead Education Conference Centre) Lecture Theatre 2 ‘The Program’  Please Fill in the following PDF … More ‘FEAST’ Emergency Education day – Thrombolysis

Challenging Cases – Sexual Health and PEP

Challenging Cases Sexual Health and PEP Case 1 – You are starting your evening shift in the Emergency Department (ED). 32 year old female presents to the ED requesting consideration for “PEP” (Post exposure Prophylaxis) after having unprotected sex with a man from ‘Botswana’.  Patient is otherwise well with normal observations. Case 2 – ‘OSCE … More Challenging Cases – Sexual Health and PEP

Shocking Article – ACEM accused of systematic prejudice

Today’s Weekend Australian 28/1/17 – News Article Commentary The Australian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) has been accused of systemic racism by more than 30 non-white students, who have revealed their white colleagues are 13 times more likely to be admitted as specialist emergency doctors. The students have lodged a highly detailed 34-page complaint with the college … More Shocking Article – ACEM accused of systematic prejudice

LUCAS 3 Mechanical CPR

LUCAS 3 MECHANICAL CPR The New LUCAS 3 (basically LUCAS2 with a fancy bag and bluetooth connectivity): Pros (compared with other Mechanical CPR Machines): Creates an active ‘decompression suction’ on upstroke Lightweight Portability (can be moved in bag and is relatively easy to assemble) Can work off a mains power supply or a battery source Potential … More LUCAS 3 Mechanical CPR

Royal College Alert – Abdominal Pain

High risk for and subtle presentations of serious pathologic conditions in the elderly patient who has abdominal pain require careful and timely evaluation. The elderly patient with abdominal pain consumes more time and resources than any other emergency department (ED) patient presentation. Their length of stay is 20% longer than younger patients who have the … More Royal College Alert – Abdominal Pain