CME 22/08/13 – Syncope assessment and management

Here is Mo’s talk on syncope.

Causes of Syncope

Below are some the clinical decision making rules mentioned in Mo’s talk that help to identify high risk patients:

San Francisco Syncope Rule (SFSR):


Here is the an assessment of the SFSR from the NNT website

Rose Syncope Rule:

Rose Rule

OESIL Syncope Rule:

OESIL syncope rule

A good summary of the above rules can be found in an article from American Family Physician: “Risk Stratification of Patients Presenting with Syncope” as seen in the table below:

Risk stratification of patients with syncope
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Dr James Wheeler
Emergency Physician, SCGH, WA, Australia
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