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Psychogenic Seizures in the ED

Psychogenic Seizures in the ED

Psychogenic Non-Epileptiform Seizures in the ED. How up to date is your knowledge? ED registrar Dr Nick Erskine reviews our understanding of the condition, its management and communication strategies with these patients.

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Ultrasound Guided IV Access

Ultrasound Guided IV Access

A 65-year-old female undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer presents to your ED with septic shock and likely febrile neutropenia. She does not have any central access device and tells you that the nurses and doctors always struggle finding her veins. You put the tourniquet on and cannot palpate a vein or visualise one on the back of her hands. Do you try to find a vein blindly, potentially wasting precious minutes and increasing time to antibiotics and fluids/inotropes with multiple attempts, or do you reach for the ultrasound probe?

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