Here is Candice’s talk on the diagnosis and significance of pneumomediastinum (Note: given after a voluntary night shift?!). Resources: Pneumomediastinum images and differential dx from Radiopaedia.org Radiographics.org Spontaneous pneumomediastinum: diagnostic and therapeutic interventions article from the Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2008
Here is Duleeka’s presentation on CT imaging of the acute abdomen. Resources: DOH WA Diagnostic Imaging Pathway for the Acute Abdomen 1/2012:
Here is Dave’s talk on the management of penetrating abdominal trauma.
Guide on how to access the “Hot Surgical Clinic” with associated patient advice sheet Note: Discuss with general surgical registrar for suitability Send Ereferral to Gen Surg Advise patients to attend the clinic at 08:30am Printed advice sheets with ED ward clerk Date implemented – 2/2015 Review date – 2/2018 Author – SCGH General Surgery
Here is a presentation from the Prasant (radiology fellow) on imaging choices for acute abdominal pain. Remember the ability of the radiology department to assist in defining your patients pathology, relies on several factors: adequate assessment of the patient formulating an appropriate differential diagnosis based on that assessment choosing the appropriate investigation/s to examine that differential (radiology are happy to […]