I struggled to find PEM resources for my CT3 year, despite the variety of excellent resources out there. I hope this website will help point you in the right direction. I'm not a PEM expert, but am following the guidance CEM have issued (in the form of a syllabus) to put together this page. This page is not endorsed by CEM, and any mistakes are mine.

Please comment with corrections, additions and further suggestions.

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Monday, 29 July 2013

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

The RSPH has produced a guideline, which CEM has approved. Most of it doesn't affect us, as Emergency Providers - but it is again, a very useful summary that emphasises the importance of sending blood for tryptase levels.

I think most EDs complete most things here, except some of the educational facets of the guideline.

The guideline states we should:
  • refer to an allergy clinic directly, via the GP using a local clinic or by checking the BSACI website
  • provide a basic prevention and treatment package that includes:
    •  basic avoidance advice based on the suspected trigger(s) 
    • provision and training in the use of an adrenaline injector
    • provide access to patient/parent/carer support group information
 Most emergency departments I know would admit a patient with a suspected anaphylactic reaction and assume that Paediatricians provided the above follow up.

Above frame from: http://www.rcpch.ac.uk/allergy/anaphylaxis.

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  1. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/all.12318/abstract?utm_content=buffer5789f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer