Breathlessness

Dyspnoea is an overall term used to describe an unpleasant awareness of increased respiratory effort and will be used synonymously with "breathlessness" in this session.
This session concentrates on patients with actual or impending cardiopulmonary arrest.
This session covers the diagnosis and initial management of a patient with acute aortic dissection.
Angioedema and Urticaria (hives) are part of a spectrum of allergic symptoms and occasionally have a non-allergic aetiology.
For each life-threatening thoracic injury this session includes: a definition and context, Clinical assessment , treatment and Key learning points.
This session looks at disorders of potassium metabolism, in particular the presentation of hypokalaemia and hyperkalaemia in the ED. It also covers the investigation and management of these conditions.
This session covers the assessment, treatment and management of patients presenting to the ED with primary blast injuries.
The aim of this session is to have a quick recap of Brugada syndrome, identify key ECG features for diagnosis and learn about managing patients with the condition.
The physiological effects of hypothermia mean that the management of cardiac arrest requires an altered approach.
This session is an overview of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy and Childhood (SUDIC); the risk factors associated with SUDIC, our role in the ED and the investigative process thereafter.
This session is about the assessment and complex management of patients with pelvic injury in the emergency department.
This session covers how to diagnose, assess and manage a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
In United Kingdom, approximately 76,000 patients sustain Cardiac Arrest following a non-traumatic cause in an inpatients and out-of-hospital settings
Hypoxia is common in patients presenting to the ED and can be life-threatening. The differentials are wide and include cardiac, respiratory and haematological causes
This session will explain what is meant by the term Human Factors and describe how Human Factors affect Patient Safety.
Understanding the use of Echo in Life Support (ELS)
Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening, generalised or systemic hypersensitivity reaction characterised by rapidly developing life threatening airway, breathing and/or circulation problems usually associated with skin and mucosal changes
This session will cover the principal modalities used in pre-hospital communication.
Intubation forms an integral role in the treatment of the critically ill or injured patients presenting to the ED with a failed or at-risk airway.
This session is about the evaluation of arterial blood gases in the emergency department.
This learning module covers the basics of what an LVAD is, the common complications an emergency medical team may have to deal with, and the management of a collapsed LVAD patient.
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
This session 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.
While the theory contained in this session provides useful knowledge about airway management, putting this knowledge into practice requires extensive supervised practical experience.
Patients frequently attend the emergency department (ED) with episodes of cutaneous and mucosal swelling.
The aim of procedural sedation is to relieve a patient's anxiety towards and facilitate their cooperation for a potentially painful procedure
This document covers FAST, Assessment of the Abdominal Aorta and IVC, Vascular Access and Echocardiography in Life Support.
Emergency Physicians must be confident managing the post-cardiac arrest patient with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) to continue high quality care once initial resuscitation succeeds.
This session focusses on the emergency department care of patients post-cardiac arrest i.e. after the return of spontaneous circulation.
This session provides training in chest drain insertion. It looks at the indications for carrying out this procedure, as well as how to prepare for it, and shows a chest drain being inserted. Post-procedure management and complex cases are also covered
Cystic Fibrosis is caused by a mutation in a gene that encodes cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein, which is expressed in many epithelial and blood cells.
Patients with airway compromise need prompt recognition and correction using basic airway techniques.