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Shock Dose When Defibrillating Children

Cardiac arrest in children is certainly less frequent than in adults. However most paediatric in-hospital cardiac arrests do...

Am I ready to sit the ACEM Fellowship Exam?

This is for those Emergency Medicine registrars about to sit the ACEM Written Fellowship Exam. It's 4 weeks...

Bell’s Palsy

What is Bell's Palsy? It is an ipsilateral Cranial Nerve VII (lower motor neurone) palsy. There is usually a...

Facial Nerve Palsy examination

When examining a patient with a facial nerve palsy and we wish to determine if the lesion is...

Trigeminal Neuralgia

An excellent review article on Trigeminal Neuralgia, has just come out in the NEJM(1). Here is a quick...

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

A 50 male patient is brought to your emergency department by ambulance post cardiac arrest. He has an...

Anchoring

You've had a horrible, horrible shift. The resus went wrong, you couldn't intubate, the ortho reg was a schmuck....

Is SVT an ischaemic arrhythmia?

We often see patients presenting with SVT. They often have ST changes, so we have to ask; Is...

Compartment Syndrome

Compartment Syndrome, is usually straightforward to pick up. How do we measure Compartment pressures? Below is a MacGyver...