It is my pleasure to welcome you to this issue of the Future Leaders Communiqué. We will reflect on two cases where pressured discharge planning sadly preceded tragic outcomes.
Welcome to the June 2018 edition of the Clinical Communiqué. In this edition, we present three cases of patients who died shortly after being assessed and discharged from an emergency department. In each case, an evolving abdominal problem was missed, and the symptoms were attributed to other, less critical causes.
In this issue of the Clinical Communiqué, we focus on PE as the single, specific cause of death. As featured in the three cases presented, PE is a diagnosis that can occur in any healthcare setting, from general practice, to the emergency department, to the postoperative ward. It is a diagnosis that every healthcare practitioner needs to be familiar with to adequately detect and treat it in their patients, every time.
Clinical Communiqué Download PDF: Clinical Communiqué December 2014 Edition In this edition Editorial Case #1: Red Flags – Think, Worry, Rethink! Case #2: Look for the Worst and Hope for the Best Case #3: Fit the Plan to the Place Expert Commentary: Heuristic Thinking in Clinical Decision-Making – A Psychological Perspective Editorial Welcome to the second issue […]