12 Days of Christmas in emergency

On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:

A tubed patient looking at me!

LITFL 12 days 00 Tubed bear


On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:

Two Full arrests

LITFL 12 days 002 Bear arrest

…and a tubed patient looking at me!


On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:

Three Ramped patients

LITFL 12 days 003 Bear ramped

Two Full arrests

…And a tubed patient looking at me!


On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:

Four Beariatric’s

LITFL 12 days 004 Beariatric

Three Ramped patients, Two Full arrests

…And a tubed patient looking at me!


On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:

Five Eee/Nnn/Tee’s

LITFL 12 days 005 Bear ENT

Four Beariatric’s, Three Ramped patients, Two Full arrests

…And a tubed patient looking at me!


On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:

Six Drunks a swaying

LITFL 12 days 006 Bear drunk

Five Eee/Nnn/Tee’s

Four Beariatric’s, Three Ramped patients, Two Full arrests .

..And a tubed patient looking at me!


On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:

Seven Psychs a waiting

LITFL 12 days 007 Bear restrained

Six Drunks a swaying,

Five Eee/Nnn/Tee’s,

Four Beariatric’s, Three Ramped patients, Two Full arrests

…And a tubed patient looking at me!


On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:

Eight Lacs a spurting

LITFL 12 days 008 Bear lacs a spurting

Seven Psychs a waiting, Six Drunks a swaying,

Five Eee/Nnn/Tee’s,

Four Beariatric’s, Three Ramped patients, Two Full arrests

…And a tubed patient looking at me!


On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:

Nine ‘foreign bodies

LITFL 12 days 009 accidental ingestions

Eight Lacs a spurting, Seven Psychs a waiting, Six Drunks a swaying,

Five Eee/Nnn/Tee’s,

Four Beariatric’s, Three Ramped patients, Two Full arrests

…And a tubed patient looking at me!


On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:

Ten strokes a coning

LITFL 12 days 010 stroke cone

Nine foreign bodies‘, Eight Lacs a spurting, Seven Psychs a waiting, Six Drunks a swaying,

Five Eee/Nnn/Tee’s,

Four Beariatric’s, Three Ramped patients, Two Full arrests .

..And a tubed patient looking at me!


On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:

Eleven Constipations

LITFL 12 days 011 slow bowel transit

Ten strokes a coning, Nine foreign bodies‘, Eight Lacs a spurting, Seven Psychs a waiting, Six Drunks a swaying,

Five Eee/Nnn/Tee’s,

Four Beariatric’s, Three Ramped patients, Two Full arrests

…And a tubed patient looking at me!


On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:

Twelve over-census patients

LITFL 12 days 012 overcensus

Eleven Constipations, Ten strokes a coning, Nine foreign bodies‘, Eight Lacs a spurting, Seven Psychs a waiting, Six Drunks a swaying,

Five Eee/Nnn/Tee’s,

Four Beariatric’s, Three Ramped patients, Two Full arrests

…And a tubed patient looking at me!

Written by Emily Adams and Susan Meegan

Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM with a passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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