Blast Injuries

This session covers the assessment, treatment and management of patients presenting to the ED with primary blast injuries.
Vertigo is a common problem which affects 5% of adults in any one year. Consequently, it is a frequent presenting problem to the ED
This session covers the assessment, investigation and management of the patient who presents to the ED with a sore throat. It also covers the more serious conditions that can present in this way.
Diving-related problems can present in many ways and their appropriate and timely management is essential for good outcomes and patient safety.
The majority of post-tonsillectomy bleeds are self-limiting. However, bleeding can be occult and early identification is important to prevent further complications.
Tracheostomy emergencies are rare in the emergency department but are associated with high mortality and morbidity.
Anyone who has ever worked in an ED on a Friday night knows that facial injuries are a common presentation
Eighty percent of children presenting with an acute onset of stridor and a cough have croup
Referred pain into the upper extremities often accompanies neck pain. Referred pain can be the initial symptom of a compressed nerve root by a ruptured disc or stenosis at the foramina from osteophytes.
This session looks at the assessment and management of acute facial palsy.
Epistaxis is a common presentation to the Emergency Department (ED). Data from the United States suggest that epistaxis accounts for approximately 1 in 200 visits to the ED