Fishing for Vandals

This morning I had a phone call from the police. He said that last night a man was filmed on CCTV smashing the windows of two police cars parked outside the local police station…

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Broken Neck or Not

A 74-year-male presented to the Emergency Department with neck pain. Whilst enjoying a round of golf, slipped backwards down a bank onto some rocks…

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Ultrasound: Indications for Ultrasound

Emergency medicine ultrasound has been steadily developing over the last two decades, and courses have run in the UK since the late 1990s. Since ultrasound is rapid and involves no radiation, it is an…

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Air Head

An 18-year-old female presents after falling 8ft from a tree. She landed directly onto her head and lost consciousness for 30 seconds.…

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Trauma Chest X-ray: What Next?

A 43-year-old cyclist arrives after being struck by a car. He arrives with spinal immobilisation on a scoop stretcher with evidence of bruising to the right chest, abdomen, and pelvis.…

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Abdominal Trauma

This session will give you a plan for the initial assessment and management of abdominal trauma. It should enable you to think ahead and try to predict what underlying intra-abdominal injuries a patie…

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Thoracic Injuries I

This session is part one of two dealing with thoracic injuries. This session is pitched at FCEM examination standard and you are expected to be competent at leading a trauma response…

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Pop Goes the Lung

A 23-year-old male was playing rugby 4 days ago. He was touching down in his in-goal area for a 5-metre scrum when he was kneed in the back towards his left side.…

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Ouch my jaw

Its a busy Friday night in the emergency department and another facial injury presents following an alleged assault to the left jaw.…

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