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When a patient presents to an emergency department or urgent care centre, they should be given the best available information.

This updated fact sheet helps ensure clinicians and patients have access to easy-to-read information about different emergency conditions.

Give this fact sheet to your patients when discharging them from an emergency department or urgent care centre.

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Download our fact sheet to provide your patients with easy to follow guidance on vertigo

This fact sheet has the #withconsumers tick from the Consumers Health Forum of Australia

Vertigo is a type of dizziness. It can begin seconds after a certain head movement or change in position and lasts less than a minute if the head is kept still. Movement of the head will often make the dizziness worse.

You may feel as if you are spinning or not well balanced. You may feel like you are going to fall over.

While there are some serious causes of vertigo, in most cases it is not a serious condition and usually gets better with time.

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Safer Care Victoria

Page last updated: 15 Jan 2021

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