Playing with fire, Burns

Before bedtime, 3 children were playing with matchsticks in their upstairs bedroom. They had made a tent earlier that evening using their bed linen and were inside, surrounded by their cuddly toys…

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Nothing to Declare

A patient presents to the Emergency Department suspected of having illicit concealed drugs. This SAQ explores the clinical management, combined with the ethical and medicolegal aspects of their care.…

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The Twitching Tot

The paramedics arrive with a 3-year-old boy who has had two seizures today. He has known developmental delay but has no history of seizures previously…

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The Shocked Neonate

A 22-year-old lady delivers a 36-week-old baby unexpectedly at home. The baby was initially pink with an Apgar of 9, and a birth weight of 7lbs…

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PHEM Trauma

Your receive a pre-alert call from the air ambulance team who are bringing a 32-year-old male who has sustained a single stab wound to the epigastrium whilst outside a pub…

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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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Wound Management

Explore the NICE guidance on wound management of dog bites (NICE CKS and NICE Guidance)…

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