Frailty Same Day Emergency Care Unit

December 5, 2019

The Fraility Same Day Emergency Care Unit (SDEC) is open at HRI. This unit is designed to enable frail patients to return to their own… Read more

Suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome

November 27, 2019

CDU at HRI has closed therefore the pathway for the management of patients requiring MRI for suspected CES has changed. In hours ED will arrange… Read more

Silver Trauma

October 21, 2019

The population is ageing and thus our ‘typical’ trauma patient is also changing. In 2017 the TARN report “Major injury in older people” highlighted the… Read more

TXA – Tranexamic Acid

October 16, 2019

TXA a bleeding wonder drug! Crash 2 Study (2010) Multi-Centre RCT of the use of TXA in trauma Inclusion – Adult trauma patients with ≥1… Read more

Humeral Brace – Application

October 6, 2019

Inclusion Criteria – All closed neurovascular intact adult humeral shaft fractures Exclusion Criteria – Intra-articular fractures of either the proximal or distal humerus, and surgical… Read more

Acidosis & VBG’s

October 4, 2019

We are frequently asked to check the lactate on Venous Blood Gases (VBG’s), by the nursing staff. However, remember to look at the first result… Read more

Rock Paper Scissors OK (RPSOK)

October 4, 2019

URM! anyone for Rock Paper Scissors OK (RPSOK) Assessment of nerve function after upper limb injury in children has been shown to be poorly documented.… Read more

Resources for Patients with Self Injury

October 4, 2019

A selection of  patient, relative, and general resources designed to assist those presenting with self injury, and those who care for them. Read more