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Cervical spine injury – Emergency management in children

Cervical spine injury – Emergency Cervical spine injury – Emergency management in children Key points Serious paediatric cervical spine injuries (CSI) following blunt trauma are uncommon and those that are unstable generally result from high force or [...]

Allergy and anaphylaxis – Emergency management in children

Allergy and anaphylaxis - Emergency Allergy and anaphylaxis - Emergency management in children Key points Anaphylaxis is a rapidly evolving generalised multi-system allergic reaction to an allergen or trigger characterised by respiratory and/or cardiovascular features that [...]

Unexplained hypoglycaemia – Emergency management in children

Unexplained hypoglycaemia - Emergency Unexplained hypoglycaemia - Emergency management in children Key points Hypoglycaemia is defined as a blood glucose level (BGL) of ≤2.6 mmol/L using a blood gas machine, iSTAT, or formal laboratory testing. Ketotic [...]

Status epilepticus – Emergency management in children

Status epilepticus - Emergency Status epilepticus - Emergency management in children Key points Status epilepticus (defined as seizure lasting greater than five minutes or repeated seizures without full recovery to normal conscious level between episodes) is a [...]

Drowning – Emergency management in children

Drowning - Emergency Drowning - Emergency management in children Key points Children should be observed for four to eight hours following a drowning event, even if asymptomatic. Hypothermia is common post drowning and should be corrected [...]

Gastroenteritis – Emergency management in children

Gastroenteritis - Emergency Gastroenteritis - Emergency management in children Key points Gastroenteritis is usually characterised by a sudden onset of diarrhoea, with or without vomiting, fever or abdominal pain Management is primarily aimed at rehydration or prevention [...]

Bronchiolitis – Emergency management in children

Bronchiolitis - Emergency Bronchiolitis - Emergency management in children Key points Bronchiolitis is a lower respiratory tract illness in infants (0-12 months) caused by a viral illness that is usually self-limiting within 7-10 days (peaking day two [...]

Inhaled foreign body – Emergency management in children

Inhaled foreign body - Emergency Inhaled foreign body - Emergency management in children Key points Inhaled foreign bodies can lead to serious complications including death. Seek urgent senior emergency/paediatric advice for a child with airway concerns. Consider [...]

Headache – Emergency management in children

Headache - Emergency Headache - Emergency management in children Key points Headaches can be divided into primary disorders (commonly migraines) and secondary disorders (commonly caused by a viral illness but may include serious underlying pathology). The test [...]

Riley

Riley looks like a typical four-year-old. However, inside his body, it’s a different story. Riley has Congenital Dyserythropoietic Anaemia (CDA), a rare type of anaemia, which affects the production of his bone marrow and means there are not enough blood cells to carry oxygen throughout his body.

Last updated: 08 July 2019
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