Past teaching sessions and blog posts

Attached, in three parts, is Mark Putland's power point presentation on hand injuries. I must credit Dr Tom Reade FACEM  for some of the images including the Terry Thomas pic and for teaching me almost all I know about hand injuries.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Head Injury

Head Injury Presentation - Ben McKenzie.  Some physiology, overview of the spectrum of injury, when to CT people, how to care for people with raised ICP.

Post Traumatic Amnesia - Abbreviated Westmead Scale is probably more sensitive to diagnose this instead of GCS but uses more resources to administer - likely best reserved for mild head injury patients who need hours of observation in short stay.

Post Concussion Syndrome - Don't forget patients do better when you give them information (like this booklet) about what to expect.

Canadian CT Head Rules Original Research Article

A/Prof Beth Pennington came to talk about inguinoscrotal trouble in children and then had some time to touch on the issue of bilious vomiting in small kids. More after the jump...

Bruising patterns

These charts outline the typical bruising patterns of accidental and non-accidental injury in small children and are a useful adjunt to the information after the jump. I am indebted to Dr Nicola Cunningham FACEM from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and St Vincent's Emergency Department for sending me these slides from her talk at the St Vincent's and Bendigo Regional Teaching Day on Dec 14th 2011. They come originally from the following excellent article on the topic. 

Which injuries may indicate child abuse? S Maguire, Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed 2010 95: 170-177 originally published online October 6, 2010 doi: 10.1136/adc.2009.170431.