23rd November 2020
deep vein thrombosis

Diagnostic Tools for Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

The disease process of venous thromboembolism (VTE) manifests as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) which often leads to pulmonary embolism (PE) if blood clots travel to the […]
9th November 2020
pneumothorax in the ed

Pneumothorax – diagnosis and management in the ED

A pneumothorax, or collapsed lung, occurs when the space between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lung fill with air, causing pressure on the lung […]
4th November 2020
wrist pain

Single painful joints in patients presenting to the Emergency Department

When a patient presents to the Emergency Department with a single painful joint (e.g. wrist, knee, foot) the attending clinician’s top priority is to determine whether […]
26th October 2020
injection injury to digits

Injection injury to digits

High pressure injection injuries (HPI) are an infrequent occurrence and therefore rarely encountered in the Emergency Department. However, they are a true surgical emergency, despite the […]
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