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I am pleased to introduce another invigorating issue which brings a balanced array of articles on clinical conundrums, investigations, skills and practical application of research. This issue is particularly focused on paediatric emergencies, cardiology and mental health.
The Fifteen-minute consultation brings a series of best practice papers on paediatric emergencies including management of trauma, major incidents and minor injuries. These articles highlight key guidance with brilliant illustrations and an aide memoire which can be easily adapted into clinical practice. Karl Kavanagh and colleagues describe a structured approach to paediatric primary survey ( see page 248 ) while the article by Clare McAuley and colleagues demonstrates a secondary survey in paediatric trauma ( see page 253 ). These articles show how vital it is to have a clear and organised approach in emergency medicine, with an emphasis on timely reassessment and communication when managing trauma.
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Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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