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 »

Simulation Survey

12 Feb

As you know we have been running Simulation teaching sessions every Thursday morning for last 6 months. It has been a great success and is only because of your active participation. The feed back we have received is great. Can … Read More »

GEM Case 2 – Medication Management

8 Feb

A 79-year-old man is brought to the emergency department by his family because of increasing confusion, general weakness, and lethargy.  As per the family and the patient he was in his usual state of good health, which included daily walks, … Read More »

Smithfield Minor Injuries Clinic – MMUH ED

8 Feb

Mater Minor Injuries Clinic Mater Emergency Department recognizes that some patients present to our department with minor injuries that can safely be managed by a doctor or advanced nurse practitioner in a minor injuries clinic as opposed to in the … Read More »

GEM case 1

2 Feb

A 93-year-old man as brought to the ED by his wife and daughters for confusion.   He had a history of dementia with a gradual decline in his functioning over the past year. Twice in the past week, the staff at … Read More »