Tuesday, 29 March 2016
This seems like a random curriculum item to me. A quick trawl through the Oxford Handbook of EM suggests I need to think about:
Toxicology - opioid poisoning, paraquat lung, petrol and paraffin poisoning, anthrax
Respiratory distress - chest wall injury, pneumothorax
Uncommon in cyanide poisoning
LITFL splits it further
Central Causes - low sats, metHb, altitude
Peripheral Causes - cold, reduced cardiac output including congenital heart disease.