Guide to irrelevant tests on AMU - the director's cut
Streams: Acute Medicine
This presentation is a follow-up from the extremely well received performance at last year’s conference. Dr Jones is now 63 and still fed up of all the patients coming to AMU and getting a troponin, d-dimer and CT brain scan. He will go through common medical emergency presentations and using guidelines and best practice will sort out which tests are often requested when they are not needed. He will revisit some of the subjects from last year but also rant on about plenty more new ones.
- Awareness of the existence of evidence-based guidelines for many common emergency medical presentations
- Awareness of the futility of many investigations requested on Acute Medical Units
- Awareness of unnecessary stages in patient management and how admissions could be avoided