ED board bingo

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!

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Dr. Damian Roland is a senior registrar and research fellow in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. His research interests include non-biomarker based methodologies of identifying acutely ill children and the evaluation of medical education initiatives and practice changing interventions. He was a member of the project team for www.spottingthesickchild.com and is the developer of the award winning Paediatric Observation Priority Score (http://bit.ly/popstool). He fiddles with technology and is co-director of www.quackapps.com. When not distracted by twitter or his blog (rolobotrambles.wordpress.com) he spends time with his two daughters. He is constantly amazed that, despite being a paediatrician, how much they have to teach him.

Author: Damian Roland Dr. Damian Roland is a senior registrar and research fellow in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. His research interests include non-biomarker based methodologies of identifying acutely ill children and the evaluation of medical education initiatives and practice changing interventions. He was a member of the project team for www.spottingthesickchild.com and is the developer of the award winning Paediatric Observation Priority Score (http://bit.ly/popstool). He fiddles with technology and is co-director of www.quackapps.com. When not distracted by twitter or his blog (rolobotrambles.wordpress.com) he spends time with his two daughters. He is constantly amazed that, despite being a paediatrician, how much they have to teach him.

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