Patient Presentation / Handover

Concise and accurate discussion of clinical cases is important is all areas of medicine, but perhaps even more so in the time-pressured atmosphere of the emergency department. Here is some advice on how to present your patients to senior colleagues in the emergency department to minimise handover time and emphasise the relevant clinical features of each case:

“How to give a good ED patient presentation”: a good summary, podcast and written summary (below), from EMBasic

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“ED case presentations for medical students”

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Dr James Wheeler
Emergency Physician, SCGH, WA, Australia

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