Displaced distal radius fractures

What? A 65yo woman comes into your Emergency Department (ED) presenting with right wrist pain, swelling and deformity following a fall onto an outstretched hand (FOOSH). An x-ray reveals a dorsally angulated and displaced distal radius fracture. It is suggested this type of fracture requires reduction and cast immobilisation, so how do you make the

Acute pain management in children

Many paediatric presentations will present with pain.  It is important that any child in pain is assessed and given appropriate analgesia.  This is our responsibility as healthcare professionals and it will aid further assessment. Assessment Initial assessment of pain should take place at triage.  The RCEM Clinical Effectiveness Committee standard states that the assessment and

Coming soon – ED Pearls

The team at HEFT EMCAST are extremely excited to announce a new stream of work that will be hitting our website (alongside the usual content) within the next couple of weeks. Dr Catrin Dyer and Dr Caroline Park are ED consultants working at HEFT. As many of you who have worked within the trust will