10 Mar

Audit: Clinical audit is a process of systematically evaluating care against agreed standards. The aim of audit is: To benchmark current performance in EDs against the standards To allow comparison nationally and between peers To identify areas in need of … Read More »

GEM case 4

7 Mar

The 4th GEM case discussion is postponed tomorrow until the following week. Sorry for the short notice.

GEM Case 4 – Atypical Presentations

24 Feb

A 90-year-old lady presented to the emergency department with a complaint of generalised weakness. The symptoms have been progressive over the past 6 days and today she required assistance to transfer out of her chair. Her weakness is non-focal. She … Read More »

GEM Case 3 – Trauma and Falls

20 Feb

A 75 year old man presented to the emergency department after a fall from standing. He arrived coherent and had been communicative several hours prior, while awaiting evaluation in the waiting room, the triage nurse noted a rapid change in … Read More »

Parkinsons Disease Medication patches

15 Feb

Following on from Tuesdays PD talks with Brian Magennis here’s the link to the alternative patches for PD patients who will need admission to ED and may have difficulty accessing their timely medications or are unable to take oral meds. … Read More »