Tag neurology

CME 07/07/16 – First Seizure ED Management

Here is Jacqui Saw’s talk on emergency management of a first seizure. The neurology team at SCGH are involved in a first seizure project to determine more accurately the recurrence rate / progression to epilepsy diagnosis of this patient group.…

CME 16/06/16 – Anu’s Monthly EM Wrap 4

Here are the “hot off the press!” neurology studies that were presented by Anu at todays CME: Intensive Blood-Pressure Lowering in Patients with Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage: Antihypertensive Treatment of Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage II (ATACH-II) trial Designed to determine the efficacy of rapidly lowering…

CME 19/05/16 – Recognition and diagnosis of pseudoneurological syndromes

Here is Leesa’s talk on the recognition and diagnosis of pseudoneurological syndromes. Resources: BMJ Best Practice: Conversion and somatic symptom disorders A comprehensive document that gives information regarding the diagnosis and management of patients with these disorders Psychological and behavioural treatments for adults with non-epileptic attack…

Stroke Call Criteria Update 5/2016

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After discussions with our neurology colleagues. Dr Ercleve and Dr Blacker have come up with a more streamlined document to guide the activation of a “Stroke Call” from SCGH ED. The document below must be consulted and completed as part…

Stroke Call Criteria

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Here is the current SCGH Criteria for urgent activation of the “Stroke Team”. If criteria are met, then call 55 and tell the operator “Stroke Call”, give the location and follow the rest of the protocol below. The document below…

Spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage

This flowchart, and accompanying management notes, provide information to guide the appropriate management and disposition of patients presenting with a spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage Flowchart Management notes Date implemented – 11/2014 Revision date – 11/2017 Authors – Ioana Vlad, Sharon Lee,…

CME 13/11/14 – Risk Stratification in TIA

Here is Dan’s talk on risk stratification in TIA. Resources: NICE Guideline (Reviewed May 2014): Stroke: Diagnosis and initial management of acute stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) Emergency Medicine Practice 2013: Transient Ischaemic Attack: An Evidence-Based Update Monash Transient Ischemic…