Archive: Emergency Department

Abdominal Pain

Following your assessment, the doctor has decided that the probable cause of your abdominal pain does not require further observation or investigation at present. However, because of the nature of...

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Rib or Chest Injury

Rib or chest injury Your injury may be very painful for 4 to 8 weeks. Bruised ribs heal the same way as broken ribs. X-ray examination is not necessary. Strapping...

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Care of Feet and Toenails for Adults

You should: Wash your feet every day in lukewarm water. Do not soak feet for long periods as this can damage skin. Dry feet thoroughly, especially between the toes. Every...

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After sedation

You have been assessed and treated in the Emergency Department today. As part of your treatment you have received medication to sedate you (to calm you and relax your muscles...

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Ankle injury

Soft tissue injuries may include stretching and tearing of the muscle or tendon or ligaments causing pain, swelling and stiffness or a limp. You should: • Keep your foot raised...

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Managing Panic Attacks and Anxiety

What is Anxiety? Feeling anxious is normal when we think that we are in danger or when we are stressed. It can make our bodies feel different. Symptoms may include:...

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Asthma

The following advice is general: Do: Measure the state of your asthma by checking your peak flow rate regularly. It is possible that, even if you don’t feel unwell, your...

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Burn to Hands

Burns to hands can cause serious disability if they are not looked after properly. Do: • Move your fingers through the full range of movements by opening and closing your...

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How To Wear Your Wrist Splint

• The straps of the splint should be done up over the back of the arm. • The metal insert should run along the inside of the arm onto the...

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Adult head injury

This is advice for people aged over 12 years who have sustained a head injury and have been discharged from the Emergency Department. We have checked your symptoms and think...

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