Increasingly we are using ROTEM to determine the type and appropriate management of coagulopathy. What is ROTEM? Viscoelastic testing of patient blood clots – these properties correlate with quality of clotting ability of whole blood. Why is it useful? Haemostasis
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History: A 39 year old highly functioning professional female is brought to ED complaining of abdominal pain and nausea. She has a VBG performed. pH 7.29 Na 138 mmol/L pCO2 28 K 1.4 mmol/L pO2 51 Cl 111 mmol/L HCO3
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STEM: A 16yr old female presented to the emergency department at 0100 after taking an overdose of paracetamol. She is normally fit and well with no past medical history. She is alert and looks well, with normal vital signs. She has taken
History: A 42yr female was brought to ED as a priority 1 trauma after she was found on the floor at home. History of alcohol abuse drinking at least 2 bottles of wine per day. GCS12 (E3 V4 M5), confused.
History: An obese 57yr male presented with a deliberate self-harm attempt of 5 days’ worth of his blister pack medications at 10pm.= Total doses ingested shown below: Perindopril 20mg Metformin 15g Allopurinol 1500mg Sodium Valproate 10g Zopiclone 37.5mg Thyroxine 250mcg