City hospitals Sunderland A&E Department Information Card Pack Produced by Dr Sarah Frewin Correspondence to [email protected] Review date: January 2012. Nexus C-spine rules NICE COPD guidance Glasgow pancreatitis score NICE head CT guidance (amendment)
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Glasgow pancreatitis score NICE head CT guidance (amendment)
Alvarado score NICE head CT guidance
Rectal bleeding differentials Chest pain differentials
Upper GI bleed differentials Breathlessness / hypoxia differentials
Abdominal pain differentials Bradyarrhythmia differentials
Jaundice differentials Tachyarrhythmia differentials
Rockall score (GI bleed) Reversible causes of cardiac arrest
ABCD2 (TIA) ECG interpretation
Severe sepsis criteria New York heart failure classification
Sepsis screening tool Grading of murmurs
Severe sepsis 1st hour pathway Headache differentials
Soft tissue antibiotic policy Dizziness differentials
Curb 65 (pneumonia) AMTS
LRTI antibiotic policy Timed get up and go test
Meningitis antibiotic policy Stroke mimics
UTI antibiotic policy falls /collapse differentials
Wells criteria (PE) Pain assessment
Wells criteria (DVT) Confusion differentials
MRC dyspnoea scale Hypotension differentials
ASA grading (anaesthetics) Stages of hypovolemic shock
BTS asthma exacerbation grades CO poisoning
Patient wearing regular footwear, using usual walking aid, and sitting back in a chair with armrest.
Ask patient to do the following:
1. Stand up from the armchair
2. Walk 3 meters (in a line)
4. Walk back to chair
5. Sit down
Observe patient for postural stability, steppage, stride length and sway
Scoring:- Normal:- Completes task in < 10 seconds
Abnormal:- Completes task in >20 seconds
Low scores correlate with good functional independence
High scores correlate with poor functional independence and higher risk of falls
Do you feel better away from home or work?
Does anyone else in the house have the same symptoms?
Have you recently had a heating / cooking appliance installed?
Have all cookers / heaters been service in the last year?
Do you ever use your oven / stove for heating purposes?
Has there been any change to the ventilation in your home (eg double glazing)?
Have you noticed any soot / increase condensation around appliances lately?
Does your work involve exposure to smoke / petrol fumes?
What type of home do you live in (detached / semi / hostel etc.)?
Blood for COHb estimation
Do not allow patient to go home to where there are suspect appliances
Contact local HPA