Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (BRUE)

Author: Sandi Angus, Lisa Kehler / Editor: Lauren Fraser / Reviewer: Sandi Angus / Codes: / Published: 12/05/2021 / Reviewed: 29/05/2024

This module provides an introduction to Brief Unexplained Resolved Events (BRUEs). It covers the definition, differential diagnoses, how to stratify patients into low or high risk and the subsequent management. It also covers the salient points to be made to parents on discharge.

Learning Objectives

  • Know the common causes of BRUE
  • Be able to take a relevant history and perform a relevant examination
  • Know what tests to initiate in the Emergency Department (ED)


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