PEMgeek has taken a break recently, as I have been concentrating on a new FOAMed project I am leading – the creation of http://www.paediatricfoam.com. This is a brand new FOAMed site linked with and supported by the London School of Paediatrics, aiming to get more UK paediatricians interested in FOAM! If you would like to be involved or want to know more please email email@example.com. … Continue reading www.paediatricfoam.com
This week, London experienced the type of incident some would say we have been anxiously dreading, having watched our European neighbours in Paris, Berlin and Nice suffer similar senseless violence in recent months. A vague unease that ‘something might happen here’ suddenly became realised, the picture pulled into focus as an anticipated nebulous threat materialised into a set of concrete events. Five people (at the … Continue reading Minor musings on a Major Incident
With coughs and sneezes aplenty in the paediatric emergency department (and that’s just the staff) it’s high time for a winter PEM FOAMed review:
Continue reading “PEM REVIEW 021: WINTER IS COMING: CROUP // BRONCHIOLITIS // CRP ESR // FRACTURES // ANATOMY // SICKLE CELL”
This piece of writing has one thing in common with its subject matter – it doesn’t really belong where it’s ended up. It has no direct relevance to paediatric emergency medicine, so if you are here as a doctor please forget that for a moment and continue to read as a human, for it has every relevance in this respect. I am not a martyr … Continue reading On refugees, in crisis
Toddlers are a distinct species within paediatrics. Take the stubbornness of a goat, the morals of a used-car salesman, the dexterity of a plastic surgeon and the temperament of Bruce Banner – and you end up with what is basically a tiny, intellectually challenged ninja, with the capacity to do alarmingly stupid things with incredible speed and skill.
Continue reading “One Pill Killers”
Headaches are such a common acute paediatric presentation – most are thankfully benign, but how do you make sure you don’t miss something more sinister?
This post is based on a talk I went to recently by HeadSmart – a charity focused on raising awareness of symptoms of brain tumours in children. The following points are adapted from their guide for doctors…
Continue reading “‘Just’ a headache..?”
It’s been way too long since my last post (sorry!) – so let’s jump right in. Loads of great resources for your perusal:
Continue reading “PEM Review 019 – ANAPHYLAXIS // FGM // METABOLIC // INTUBATION // FRACTURES”