Emergencies

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Background information: Advanced trauma life support (ATLS) · Basic life support (BLS)
Cardiology: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) · Acute pulmonary oedema · Arrhythmia · Shock
Dermatology:
Clinical pathology:
Electrolytes and acid-base: Acute renal failure and hyperkalaemia
ENT: Epistaxis
Endocrinology: Addisonian crisis · Diabetic ketoacidosis · Hyperosmolar non-ketotic hyperglycaemia (HONK) · Hypoglycaemia · Myxoedema coma · Thyrotoxic storm
Ethics and law:
Gastroenterology: Liver failure
General surgery: Acute abdomen · Bowel ischaemia · Bowel obstruction · Gastrointestinal bleeding
Geriatrics:
Gynaecology: Early pregnancy bleeding and pain
Haematology:
Infectious: Meningitis · Pneumonia
Nephrology: Acute renal failure and hyperkalaemia
Neurology: Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) · Coma · Meningitis · Status epilepticus
Neurosurgery: C-spine injury · Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) · Coma · Head trauma · Raised intracranial pressure (ICP) · Spinal cord compression
Obstetrics: Antepartum haemorrhage · Fetal distress · Postpartum haemorrhage
Oncology: Spinal cord compression
Ophthalmology: Closed angle glaucoma
Orthopaedics: C-spine injury · Major trauma · Spinal cord compression
Paediatrics: Acute stridor · Acutely sick child · Diabetic ketoacidosis · Hypoglycaemia
Pharmacology:
Palliative care:
Peri-operative:
Plastic surgery: Burns
Public health:
Psychiatry: Alcohol withdrawal · Drug overdose · Hypertensive crisis · Lithium toxicity · Mental health act · Neuroleptic malignant syndrome · Serotonin syndrome · Violent patient
Respiratory: Asthma attack · Exacerbation of COPD · Pneumothorax · Pneumonia · Pulmonary embolism (PE)
Rheumatology:
Urology: Acute urinary retention · Testicular torsion
Vascular surgery: Abdominal aortic aneurysms · Acute limb ischaemia

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