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ED board bingo


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Anyone who works in the Emergency Medicine is likely to be used to an ED ‘board’ or screen displaying all the patients in the department. This contains information such as name, age, triage category etc. It often has a summary of what the patients, or parents/carers in case of a children’s ED, said they came with…

or more correctly what the admissions clerk wrote down what they came is with…

or, as we find out in this podcast between Dr. Gareth Lewis and I, maybe something else entirely. 

We discuss what to look out for in the small amount of information you get on the ED board and give some examples of our favourite ‘presenting complaint’ errors!


About the authors

  • Damian Roland is a Paediatric Emergency Medicine and Honorary Associate Professor. His research interests include scoring systems in emergency and acute care and educational evaluation. Damian also chairs PERUKI (Paediatric Emergency Research United Kingdom and Ireland), which gives him and the team an opportunity to raise awareness of the important of research and evidence based practice at scale. The list of the many things Damian hasn’t done or achieved is far longer but through these he learns and develops new ideas.


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