Coping at home ED

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Overview You have been seen in the Emergency Department and considered to be medically fit for discharge back home. This leaflet outlines general advice and services to support you. If you have any concerns about how you will manage at home, please let a member of staff know and we will do our best to help you. If your recovery …

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Chest pain ED

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Overview Chest pain refers to pain felt anywhere in the chest area, from the level of your shoulders and lower neck to the top of your abdomen and base of your ribs. It may be described as pain, discomfort, tightness, pressure, or a feeling of burning or fullness in the chest. It may also be sharp, dull, throbbing, crushing, tearing, …

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Rapid Access Clinic for Older People (RACOP) ED leaflet

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Overview. Following your discharge from hospital we have referred you to an outpatient clinic for further medical assessment. The RACOP (Rapid Access Clinic for the Older Person) provides rapid clinic assessment for any patient with frailty or complex needs, irrespective of age. Patients are referred to the clinic from GPs, community services, various hospital teams and A&E. The aim of …

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Alternatives to the Emergency Department

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The emergency department We treat patients who have suffered a recent injury or accident, or who have developed a sudden illness. All emergency departments use a priority system where the most seriously ill patients are seen first. We may direct you somewhere else if: Your nurse thinks that your condition is not an emergency. You have certain symptoms which mean …

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Wrist fracture manipulation ED leaflet

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Overview. This article is designed to help people who have suffered a wrist fracture. Your fractured (broken) wrist has been placed in a plaster backslab (a half plaster cast, which will be changed to a full cast once your swelling has gone down) to make sure that the wrist is kept still while the fracture heals. We have referred you …

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Supra ventricular tachycardia (SVT)

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Overview.You are reading this article because you have attended the Emergency Department with a condition called supra ventricular tachycardia (SVT). You may have attacks like this again. These techniques aim to help stop your SVT episode when it comes on. The valsalva manoeuvre. Take a deep breath, shut your mouth tight, hold your nose tightly and blow out as hard …

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Sore throat ED leaflet

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Overview.Sore throats are very common and usually nothing to worry about. They normally get better by themselves within a week. See your GP if your symptoms aren’t improving after a week, if you feel hot and shivery, or if you have a weakened immune system from chemotherapy or diabetes, for example. Seek immediate medical attention (call 999) if You have …

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