Primary Survey December 2019

Do we know what older patients want from emergency care? We are increasingly aware of the preponderance of older patients attending our emergency departments as well as the fact that they are often acutely unwell. It is heartening then to see in this month’s issue some excellent papers pertaining to the care and treatment of […]

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Primary Survey October 2019

Addressing language barriers in the emergency department The ‘Editor’s Choice’ paper covers the critical topic of communication and the concern that patients with a different first language are more likely to experience adverse events and poorer outcomes. How do you communicate with a patient who has a different first language: do you ask a member […]

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