Paediatric Wound Management – When It has to be Sutures

In the past, paediatric lacerations requiring sutures often required admission and a general anaesthetic for wound closure. This blog looks at how we can provide timely, cost effective and acceptable management in the ED that avoids this paradigm.
You've just arrived for your first ED shift, excited to be allocated to resus. The red phone rings. A 45-year-old female, amitriptyline overdose, P120, BP85/45, GCS 5, ETA 5 minutes.
As emergency medicine clinicians youll be used to patients with behaviours that are really challenging. Did you know that theres an actual definition of this?
Once you have heard the classic croupy cough, you wont forget it.
Febrile children compete for the most common non-traumatic paediatric presentation in the ED, causing concern for parents worldwide. Your mission: to find the source.
In this blog, we've collated all our infographics, and some pictures, around mental health in the ED. We hope that the pictures will spark your curiosity, and you'll delve further into the original resource for further learning.
Early recognition and treatment of sepsis in children is crucial as progression to organ failure and shock is often very rapid.
All morning shifts start with handover, and I think that getting handover right sets the tone for the rest of the day.
A few key points that, we think, will make the management of DKA clearer.
Theres a lot of tips out there for surviving as a new doctor, or as an old doctor. The transition from SHO to SpR is something that many are ready for, and many have picked up their own tips for.
One of the most common reasons for newborns to be sent in to the ED for assessment is weight loss.
This is the third of our public health series blogs. Keep your eyes peeled for more public health topics to follow in future blogs.