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Posted on 07 Jun 2019
Emergency care

When a patient presents to an emergency department or urgent care centre, they should be given the best available and most up-to-date information. Which is why we’ve updated our patient information fact sheets for emergency presentations.

Easy to follow advice for patients

From chest pain to seizures – our updated patient fact sheets cover 47 common emergency presentations. They can be given to patients who present to an emergency department or urgent care centre when they are discharged.

Developed and updated by our Emergency Care Clinical Network, the fact sheets support emergency clinicians to provide their patients with the best possible care, even after the patient has returned home.

Reviewed by a group of specialist clinicians and consumers, we’ve worked to make sure the information is accurate, relevant and easy-to-understand.

What do they cover?

In each fact sheet you will find information on the specific condition, including:

  • symptoms
  • treatment options
  • home care
  • what to expect
  • prevention
  • follow-up.

We’ve also included guidance for how to seek help and handy links for more information.

Check out the fact sheets

Want to know more?

emergencycare.clinicalnetwork@safercare.vic.gov.au

Page last updated: 07 Jun 2019