Updated: May 25
The Silver Trauma Review Clinic is an ED clinic developed to provide a safety-net review service for frail patients > 65 who have suffered an injury and are being discharged from the ED following assessment and management of their injuries.
The clinic will review:
Stable Vertebral compression fractures
Non operative pelvic fractures (pubic rami and sacral)
Soft tissue injuries (occult fragility fractures)
Patients who have been admitted or being followed up in person in another MMUH clinic eg fracture clinic should not be referred.
The purpose of the clinic is to evaluate patient following frailty trauma with an aim to
Assess for occult injury
Identify and manage medical complications following injury
Falls risk assessment
Bone health assessment
Rehabilitation programme development
The clinic will run on Thursday afternoons from June 2021 in the Minor Injury Unit in Smithfield (first floor).
Appointments can be made on patient centre, with a discharge to "Refer to ED clinic" and then SILVER TRAUMA REVIEW
The referral document and PIL are on the Mater FIT tab on patient centre.
Please ensure that patients have a full blood work up done including:
FBC, RENAL, LIVER, BONE profile, ESR, Vit D, VB12, Iron.
An ECG and documented postural BP should be performed.
Please ensure that patients receive a "Patient information Leaflet. The referral form should be completed and saved on patient centre.
Patients should attend with carers/NOK. Patient should bring a list of their medications, mobility aids, hearing aids and visual aids.