[PDF] Management of Investigation Results in the Emergency Department

Source:
Royal College of Emergency Medicine - RCEM
Publisher:
Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Publication date:
01 July 2017

Abstract

This guideline covers the responsibilities of Emergency Department clinicians for the review of and actions resulting from non-radiological investigations performed under the auspices of the Emergency Department.

Reason for development An increasing number of investigations are requested and performed within the Emergency Department (ED) both by ED clinicians and under the auspices of the ED. There are GMC guidelines on responsibilities on requesting clinicians; however pragmatic issues, such as the flexible ED teams and the short patient stay, impact on reviewing and taking action on results of investigations.