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CLINICIANS TAKING PICTURES – RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BEST PRACTICE
Do you regularly take photographs in your clinical practice? What is the purpose of these photographs – for clinical purposes? As an educational resource? Or for medical legal reasons? Does your department have a written policy for photography, and do the clinicians involved obtain appropriate consent? Are you aware that these images could potentially be used for purposes other than that for which the image was originally intended? Are you aware of the potential litigation that could possibly follow the use of these images? Bhangoo et al, have investigated practices throughout Accident and Emergency Department in the UK and make recommendations on best practice. See p761
WHEN SHOULD WE THROMBOLYSE PATIENTS WITH PULMONARY EMBOLISM?
Pulmonary Embolism remains a common disease with an incidence of about 60-70,000 of the general population. Now that thrombolysis has an established place …
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