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

Traumatic Cardiac Arrest

What? Its 01:00 and the resus emergency bell rings out across the department. On your arrival you find a young male in cardiac arrest and nursing staff have initiated Basic Life Support (BLS). His friends have brought him to the Emergency Department (ED) after he was stabbed twice in the chest 5 minutes ago, following