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What are primary and secondary head injuries?

Head injuries are a common problem in the children’s emergency department and indeed across emergency departments. Lorna Bagshaw, a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals, …

Lecture about shock

Most children with dehydration from a simple childhood illness will not get shocked, but remember we are dealing with undifferentiated patients here. When you are dealing with these patients in …

The crew prepare to leave

Cam is clearly thinking that Ben has undiagnosed diabetes. Do you agree with his decision not to disclose this possible diagnosis to Dad? As a parent, would you like to …

Ben gets some fluid

What diagnosis do you think Cam is treating? For your suggested diagnosis, discuss the role of a fluid bolus in relation to your proposed diagnosis. Is Ben shocked?

Initial assessment continued

So what do you think Cam is getting at here? What is going through his mind as a possible diagnosis? Are there any key questions that Cam has asked that …

The team arrive and assess Ben

So here we meet Ben and the unfortunate Ed (you may remember him from a previous video). So far we have heard that he has had a couple of days …

Uh oh…

What is the most likely cause of the seizure? What else may have caused it? Febrile convulsions are common but terrifying; parents often report that they think their child is …

Allergy or infection?

Scarlett appears to not be in any immediate danger, but has 2 potentially significant things going on: An allergic reaction An infection In both cases there is the potential for …

Introduction to Rashes

For all those non-medics out there, parts of this topic are quite technical. You may find it easier to first download the Parent Information Leaflet attached to the bottom of …

All good things must come to an end.

Well done and thank you to everyone who has taken part in this course, Emergency and Urgent Care for Children – A Survival Guide. This course has taught you how …

How should burns be treated in children?

Children are prone to having accidents as they start to investigate the world around them. Some of these injuries need good first aid skills at the onset to reduce the …

Burns Percentage Surface Area

Following first aid measures, it is important to be able to assess the burn and determine the percentage surface area that is affected. This percentage or area determines what fluid …

Let’s discuss burns

Burns are really common. Children under 5 are at real risk of burns because inadvertently they like grabbing and pulling on things. The most common cause is scalds. Pulling down …

Change of plan

In this short clip we see Jordan and Cam putting Luther’s arm in a vacuum splint. When they initially looked at Luther they made the pragmatic decision to immobilise his …