A 43 yo male presents with 5 days of cough, right sided chest pain and shortness of breath. He has a background of regular cannabis use (via a bong) and had a right sided pneumothorax four months prior.
Does your mind go blank at a code? “Whenever I turn up to a MET call, all I do is rule out six things." - the six true emergencies
The spontaneous tension pneumothorax...does it really exist?
ATMIST handover - 28 y/o male, injured 25 mins ago, penetrating chest trauma, Asherman seal anterior chest, RR 35, deteriorating, high flow O2 administered.
Ever since being faced with a spontaneous tension pneumothorax at sea on a dived submarine...I have had an interest in managing pneumothorax.
An elderly patient with a history of mild COPD presents after falling onto a chair and hitting their chest. The presentation is with chest pain and shortness of breath. What does this scan demonstrate?
= immune complex mediated hypersensitivity -> severe erythema multiforme. Separation of the epidermis from the dermis; most authors believe toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) and SJS are different ends of the same spectrum of disease
Motor vehicle accident 30 minutes ago. Driver, no airbag, bent steering wheel. Alert complaining of chest pain. Tension pneumothorax