Acute Behavioural Disturbance

This session identifies the clinical features of acute behavioural disturbance (ABD) and covers the initial assessment and management of patients with ABD in the ED.
The child with decreased consciousness is a common problem with many possible diagnoses and potentially high mortality and morbidity.
Hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic State is a common presentation to the ED which can mimic many other disease processes.
Thyroid storm is a rare but life-threatening endocrine condition that should be considered, recognised and treated quickly
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a common presentation to the Emergency Department (ED)
The spontaneous presentation of phaeochromocytoma is normally between the age of 40 and 50 years, however the hereditary forms often present in younger individuals, including children.
For hypercalcaemia to develop, the normal calcium regulation system must be overwhelmed by an excess of PTH, calcitriol, some other serum factor that can mimic these hormones, or a huge calcium load.
This session will explore the management of diabetic ketoacidosis in young people with relevance to the published evidence and national guidelines.
Hypoglycaemia is usually unpleasant, often becomes a source of fear, and can be an embarrassment as well as a safety risk