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Research Audit and Clinical Practice

Abstract The number of patients with tracheostomies managed within high dependency units is increasing. National audits have suggested that the care of these patients could have been improved upon with

Abstract A Delphi study approach was used to develop a national standard of competencies for Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists working in acute medicine. Nineteen expert therapists participated

Abstract Coordination and consolidation of care provided in acute care hospitals need reconfiguration and reorganization to meet the demand of large number of acute admissions. We report on the effectiveness

Abstract Sepsis is a major health care issue and sepsis survivors are often confronted with long-term complications after admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) which may negatively influence their

Abstract Hyponatremia is a common finding in hospitalized patients. In this retrospective cohort study we assessed the characteristics and outcome of acute medical admissions with hyponatremia. Compared

Abstract The Society for Acute Medicine’s Benchmarking Audit (SAMBA) was undertaken for the 5th time in June 2016. For the first time, data on telephone triage calls prior to admission to Acute Medical

Abstract In an attempt to reduce the number of inappropriate clotting screens being performed in our Trust, an electronic prompt was introduced to our haematology requesting system. Over the six month

Summary Objective: To compare the effects of central versus peripheral drug administration on the rate of return of organised electrical activity and/or spontaneous circulation during CPR. Study design:

Abstract Acute respiratory failure is a life threatening condition encountered by Acute Physicians; additional non-invasive support can be provided within the medical high dependency unit (MHDU). Acute

Birmingham International Centre, 11-12th September 2017 As usual a large number of abstract submissions were received for the autumn meeting of the Society for Acute Medicine, which was held this year