Rib and sternal fractures

All staff please note a recent highlight on the rib and sternal fracture policy:

rib and sternal fractures

Key points:

  1. Surgical teams (eg. Thoracics at Footscray and General surgery at Sunshine) are required referrals in addition to Acute Pain Management Service and Allied Health however:
  2. From the policy: “The ED physician shall decide which admitting unit is the most appropriate  to admit the patient under:
    • Medical, general surgical or thoracic surgical as appropriate”

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