Peadiatric burns: A summary of emergency treatment

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Interested in learning more? The South African Burns Society runs excellent courses teaching the emergency treatment of severe burns. The courses are aimed at doctors, nurses and paramedics. Click here to learn more.

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EMSSA Day 1 review – Co-created with #badEM

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EMSSA day 1 So we are off with day 1. This is EMS day and so we have a number of streams addressing the  world of prehospital, emergency centre and critical care.  As ever you can’t get to everything so apologies to those we have missed from the review. Here’s the notes from day 1,…

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Health, wealth and emergency medicine in the 21st Century, with Simon Carley

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Guest post by Stevan Bruijns from AfJEM I caught up with Prof Simon Carley who will be presenting a keynote at the Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa’s annual meeting in October 2017. As well as being an accomplished public speaker, Simon is probably best known as the Senior Editor of the St.Emlyn’s blog and…

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The life after… with Roger Dickerson

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Guest post by Stevan Bruijns from AfJEM I caught up with Dr Roger Dickerson who will be presenting a keynote at the Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa’s annual meeting in October 2017. Roger is a man of many talents.  Not only is he a specialist emergency physician and intensivist, but he is also the…

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Building emergency care in Africa, with Gabin Mbanjumucyo

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Guest post by Stevan Bruijns from AfJEM Blog ​I caught up with Dr Gabin Mbanjumucyo who will be presenting a keynote at the Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa’s annual meeting in October 2017. Gabin is a senior resident in inaugural class of emergency medicine in Rwanda at the University of Rwanda. He is also currently…

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Moving through Suffering & Towards Resilience: The Compassionate Care Initiative, with Tim Cunningham

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Guest post by Stevan Bruijns from The AfJEM Blog I caught up with Prof Tim Cunningham who will be presenting a keynote at the Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa’s annual meeting in October 2017. Tim is an emergency trauma nurse specialising in paediatric care.  He is also the director of the Compassionate Care Initiative at the University of…

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#badEM16 ECG Electrolyte disasters – Dr Sa’ad Lahri

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#badEM16 Medicine: Science or art? Dr Shaheem de Vries and Dr Heike Geduld debate

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“They don’t make doctors like they used to” – a debate between two excellent doctors and speakers about whether medicine is science or art.

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#badEM16 End of life care ≠ end of health care – Dr Stevan Bruijns

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A dying patient is one of the most challenging patients for healthcare professionals. Stevan talks us through how to practice the best possible end of life care.

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#badEM16 Jo Park-Ross – ICU outside: Critical for everyone, everywhere

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Ten minutes is short time to try and to change the way you think about ICU care – but if you work in emergency medicine then you are already involved in the chain of ICU care! Critical care is how we treat patients, not a place with four walls. For more amazing talks from the…

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#badEM16 Mastering bronchiolitis – Dr Andrew Redfern

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Bronciolitis will affect 30% of children in their first winter, 10% of which will be hospitalized. Dr Andrew Redfern, a badEM team member, revises the evidence based management of children presenting with bronchiolitis and brings it all together with a game of bingo! Download the blank bingo board below to play along with the video. For more…

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#badEM16 – The eyes don’t see what the mind doesn’t know – Dr Kamil Vallabh

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Dr Kamil Vallabh is an Emergency Medicine Physician working at Mitchells Plain Hospital in the Western Cape. Kamil co-runs the facebook pages Plain EM and EMECG, and we would highly recommend checking these great resources out.   This talk takes us on a walk though of a case – including ECGs, chest X-ray and ultrasound – and focuses…

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Annet Alenyo at #dasSMACC – How to support African EM

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A lot of people have been asking the LMIC delegates at dasSMACC the following question: “How can we support African Emergency Medicine?” Two quick ways you can help from afar: ONE: Donate to SupaDel: Supadel is a unique AFEM initiative that sponsors the attendance of delegates from low and middle income countries at AFEM-affiliated conferences on African…

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dasSMACCforce: Paramedics Under Siege

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Below see a few items discussed at #dasSMACCforce talk by badEM team member @CraigWylie Are specialised tactical units the answer? There has been so much discussion in the media around paramedics arming themselves for self defense. We explored this and actually, attacks on medics occur predominantly in the course of “everyday” work, the granny with the…

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Ubuntu #5: Muthi Mayhem

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The case: A 27 year old male is brought to the Ubuntu Hospital ED by EMS with a history of feeling unwell for two days. It is difficult to get further history from him, as he is extremely tachypnoeic and confused. His family relate to you that he has always been perfectly healthy until three…

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#badEM16: Almero Oosthuizen on Paraquat poisoning

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Almero Oosthuizen treated the badEM16 crowd to an entertaining talk some common and some deadly poisonings other than organophosphates. Take away points: First aid first: remove contaminants from patient and protect yourself Aggressive palliative care may be the only option for some patients: learn how to do it well. Almero Oosthuizen is an Emergency Medicine…

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Trauma in Pregnancy Part 3: Fear of radiation can lead to harm

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Fear of radiation can lead to harm: A rational approach to diagnostic imaging following trauma in pregnancy Imagine this patient presents to your emergency department: A 25 year old female is brought in by paramedics with a history of being involved in a motor vehicle collision. She was an unrestrained passenger and reported abdominal pain…

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A Paediatric Surgeon’s guide to… dealing with the child in your consulting room

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It’s ok, you’re not alone. The paediatric patient is a challenge, not only because of all their weird pathology, but also because they can’t tell you what’s wrong & scream when you touch them. Here are a few tips ’n’ tricks for making dealing with the not-little-adults a bit easier. (I know, a lot of this…

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Trauma in Pregnancy Part 2: Pregnancy related complications

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Pregnancy related complications: Pearls and pitfalls Part 1 of this 3 part series, (found here) dealt with the principles of resuscitation of the critically injured pregnant trauma patient. This next post is going to deal with pregnancy related complications and how to manage them. Placental abruption Placental abruption is the most common pregnancy related complication…

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