Case 4: Precordial Stab

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I am currently on a 3-month elective in Cape Town, South Africa. I’m experiencing an awesome city, sampling a new flavour of emergency medicine, and getting exposed to some regular major trauma (an area of EM I am interested in, but have had minimal experience with so far). On day 3, I was involved in an amazing case… ‘If […]

Pondering Paeds: Bloods, Sweat and Tears

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Author: Dr. Katie Knight  We’ve just had the big 6-monthly changeover in junior doctors across London, cue many nervous looking F2s, GP trainees and EM trainees setting foot in paediatric A&E for the first time. Aside from the dreaded paediatric trauma call, the thing that really freaks a lot of junior doctors out is sticking […]