TMJ Dislocation Reduction Made Easy

Syringe Technique: With the patient in a sitting position, the physician places a 5 or 10 ml syringe between the posterior upper and lower molars or gums on the affected side. The patient is asked to gently bite down and grasp the syringe as the patient is instructed to roll the syringe back and forth, […]

Hands-Only CPR – Videos

If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, hands-only CPR is the recommended form of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). It not only increases the likelihood of surviving breathing and cardiac emergencies that occur outside of medical settings, but it’s simple to learn and easy to remember. Click ≡ to see all the videos in the series On […]

Pigtail Catheter Insertion for Pneumothoraxes and Simple Pleural Effusions

While rapid tube thoracostomy is still preferred in an unstable patient, pigtail catheters with Heimlich valves are increasingly preferred to large bore chest tubes in the treatment of pneumothoraxes and simple pleural effusions due to their less traumatic less painful insertion and lower cost. They also offer decreased risk of haemorrhage in anticoagulated patients or […]

Administration of Supplemental Oxygen

Supplemental oxygen is commonly used in modern medicine and is fundamental to the treatment of hypoxemia. This print supplement and the related video focus on the administration of supplemental oxygen in adult patients in an acute care setting

How to set up an Emergency Department: Practical Considerations

The Emergency Department in a hospital is open and staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week to handle patients who present without prior appointment with a mix of injuries and acute illnesses either by their own means or by that of an ambulance. Check out our resources page for more ED Resources.

A swallowed ‘timely’ emergency

A swallowed watch (button) battery can cause fatal perforation with mediastinitis if lodged in the oesophagus. The need to removed urgently under general anaesthesia makes this a ‘timely’ emergency.

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