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1

You are the A & E doctor

You have been called to see Mr Smith a 55 year old gentleman.

You initiate your A to E assessment.

What is the first thing you should do before carrying out your A to E?

Have a look at the OBS or ask for the most recent OBS

Temperature
HR
BP
RR
Sats

2

You are the A & E doctor

You have been called to see Mr Smith a 55 year old gentleman.

You have seen from the obs that the patient has sats of 92 but he doesn't appear breathless. He does not have COPD

How would you resolve this problem?

15 L Oxygen
Non re-breathe mask (Hudson)

3

Give a list of common CVS Emergencies

Cardiac Arrest
Hypertension
ACS
STEMI
HF
AF
PE
DVT

4

Give a list of common Respiratory Emergencies

Respiratory arrest
Asthma
COPD
Spontaneous pneumothorax

5

Give a list of common GI Emergencies

Gi Bleeding

6

Give a list of common Metabolic Emergencies

DKA
Hypoglycaemia

7

Give a list of common Neuro Emergencies

Stroke
Epileptic Seizure >15 min
Anaphylaxis