Volume 15, Issue 2, Pages 49 – 108 (2016)
A 62 year old Nepalese gentleman presented with left sided weakness and sensory loss. Initial brain CT scanning was suggestive of acute infarction but a subsequent MRI scan showed cysts with oedema.
Abstracts from Oral Presentations at the Society for Acute Medicine Spring Meeting, May 2016, Belfast
As usual the Society for Acute Medicine received a large number of high quality abstract submissions for its Spring 2016 meeting which was held in the Titanic Centre, Belfast on the 5th-6th May. The…
Unscheduled acute hospital admissions and subsequent deaths in hospitals of patients considered palliative are increasing, despite many patients’ preference to die at home. A large proportion of
Repeat duplex ultrasound scanning in suspected Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): putting the onus back on the referring clinician
Duplex scanning is utilised by many departments in the investigation of suspected Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). NICE Guideline CG144 recommended repeat scanning for patients in whom the initial Wells
Investigating for pulmonary embolism in pregnancy: Five year retrospective review of referrals to the acute medical unit of a large teaching hospital
This was a retrospective review of five years’ data relating to patients referred to the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) of a large teaching hospital with suspected Pulmonary Embolism (PE) during pregnancy
Abstract Aims: To create a system to co-ordinate the medical take, bed management and track patient flow. To use the system to continuously audit against Society for Acute Medicine Quality Indicators.
Providing a navigable route for acute medicine nurses to advance their practice: a framework of ascending levels of practice
This article conveys concerns raised by delegates at the International SAM Conference (Manchester, 2015) regarding how to advance nursing practice in acute medicine. It endeavours to capture the essence