Paediatric sepsis. How to pick it, how to treat it, and how to avoid every parent’s worst nightmare.
SCHemergency is an online School of Emergency Medicine, funded by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine’s EMET scheme. It comprises a weekly e-learning series, backed up by a system of simulation training, and covers the breadth of emergency medicine from neonatal resus to surgical airways. Read the latest posts below, or check out the full programme.
Jo Deverill, FACEM
We test your orthopaedic knowledge in a POP quiz. Or are we just pulling your leg?
PALS: Hard, fast and emotionally charged. And made even more difficult with shifting algorithms. So are you up to speed?
There are times when a Band-Aid solution won’t cut it.
In which we get abreast of dysrhythmia. Why DC and digoxin don’t mix, pad placement on a fembot, and self-cardioversion in the countryside.
Everything you need to know about BiPAP – including manoeuvres for successful fart avoidance.
Navigating through misconceptions about mental illness, from Rorschach ink blots, through the Mental Health Act 2000, to a syringe full of droperidol.
Sepsis is an animal. If you learn how to keep your cool, you won’t look like a complete muppet.
SCHemergency enters a World of Pain. 3-in-1 blocks, buffered lignocaine, drugs in the tea-room and why funny bones are funny. Sometimes.
There are at least 1000 cases of severe traumatic brain injury in Australia, each year. This week we get our heads around some recent research.