Tranexamic Acid

What? A 32-year-old male presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with two self-inflicted stab wounds to the abdomen. He had used a knife with a 6-inch blade which had been recovered by the ambulance crew. Prior to arrival in the ED he had been cold, clammy and sweating profusely with a blood pressure initially of

Naloxone

What? A 56-year-old female presented to the Emergency Department (ED) following an overdose of her modified-release morphine tablets, prescribed for her chronic lower back pain. She was last seen by her partner when he left for work that morning and on returning home she was found collapsed at home with slow, shallow respirations and central

Aspirin for ACS

What? A 64-year-old male attends the Emergency Department (ED) following an episode of central crushing chest pain lasting 30 minutes. He was known to suffer from Ischaemic Heart Disease (IHD) and had taken his own glycerine trinitrate (GTN) with no effect. An ambulance had been called and the paramedic crew administered intravenous (IV) morphine until