Emergency Medicine is a challenging environment, balancing patient needs, time constraints and systems pressures. When this intensifies as responsible clinicians we can ALL feel frustrated, and this can lead to Rudeness. Which, far from rectifying the issues has been show to only exacerbate the issues.
The trust isolation policies have been updated inline with national guidance.
- Scenario 1 – Staff member Symptomatic
- Scenario 2 – Staff member asymptomatic, with a positive contact (inc. within household)
Most patient deaths in ED don’t need require Coroner referral and should go through the Medical Examiner
Advice can be sought directly from the ME team via email (during office hours) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Send patient details
- Proposed cause of death – indicate your level of confidence