- Get your tickets for the Christmas party ASAP.
- Nursing have a paypass machine for cashless payments in the dept.
- $75 for food, drink, DJ and Photographer.
- Annual award presentations.
- Infection control approved posters are up everywhere in the dept with more info.
Dennis Woods Award
- It’s time to seek nominations for the 2020 Dennis Woods Award. Dennis was our legendary HSA lead for years and sadly died in 2015.
- The Dennis Woods Prize is an annual award to an Emergency Department staff member which recognises their contribution to the Emergency Department in creating a positive environment for staff to work in, and a caring environment for patients. This is embodied by the values of respect, integrity, teamwork, and positivity that Dennis Woods exemplified while working at SCGH.
- The prize is open to all staff working in the Emergency department Clerical, Consultants, Cleaners; everyone is eligible.
- Nominations to myself or Nicole or Sandra before the end of November and the winner will be announced at the Christmas Dinner
Tox Unit design feedback
- The latest proposed design for our redevelopment is attached and has been updated on the flight deck too.
- This is really the last few days to have your say so please feel free to leave a suggestion or email one of the management team directly if you’ve any ideas.
- Our state borders change a little in 2/7 time.
- To reflect that we’ve made some minor adjustments to the triage sieve (attached) so now only patients who have been overseas or in NSW or VIC within the last 2/52 get allocated to RED regardless of what’s wrong with them.
- After a prolonged period of no COVID related changes it may be that we’ll have to update a bit more in the coming months.
- CXR below with small apical pneumothorax that wasn’t seen at the time. Wasn’t picked up on bedside USS either.
- Patient did fine and was managed conservatively
- The apices and behind the heart are the most common places to miss stuff on CXRs – it’s a good habit to get into to double check them.
Lisfranc Injury – NOT missed just interesting!
- I noticed this one while results checking recently – an example of how subtle Lisfranc injuries can be.
- Radiology have helpfully put some arrows on the 2nd image to show you what to look for.
- Report = ‘widening of the Lisfranc interval and apparent ossific fragment involving the proximal aspect of the medial cuneiform. Appearances likely relate to a Lisfranc injury’
- Confirmed on CT along with a navicular – medial cuneiform dislocation.
- Some nice reviews on radiopaedia and some website that no ones heard of
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