NICE on Bronchiolitis: Less is More!


As the nights get longer and the weather gets cooler emergency departments across the UK will see an increase in unwell children. The vast majority will have a self-limiting illness and can be safely discharged with appropriate safety netting. The emergency clinician’s role is crucial in identifying the children that require an in-patient stay. Infants with cough, […]

Pondering Paeds: Burn, Baby, Burn (Part 1)

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Author: Katie Knight (@PEMGeek) I recently went on the excellent Emergency Management of the Severe Burn (EMSB) course, run by the British Burn Association. I can’t recommend this highly enough – it is a really enjoyable one day course which gives you a good introduction into the management of the severely burned patient. Small scalds […]

Pondering Paeds: Buckle In!


Author: Dr. Katie Knight I believe that anything we do in the paediatric emergency department should aim for the most streamlined care pathway and least hassle for the child, parent and whole family. Quality improvement projects that change something to achieve the above are right up my street. I was involved in introducing a new […]

Pondering Paeds: Bloods, Sweat and Tears


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 […]