Absconding from the Emergency Department

Why do people, including children and young people, leave A&E refusing assessment treatment? Do they have a mental health condition, are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, do they lack capacity, or are they just impatient? The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has produced a Safety Alert to identify those at risk of absconding and how to encourage them to stay for treatment.

Absconding Safety Alert

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) is a multi-dimensional, interdisciplinary diagnostic process for determining the medical, psychological and functional capabilities of a frail elderly person. Read more about CGA and what you need to do, how to do it, and why you need to do it. Remember – “The smallest things make the biggest difference

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