Orange Health Service Emergency Department

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This website is where you will find information about the OHS Emergency Department, its function and all manner of useful templates, guidelines, learning materials and proforma's for your work in the ED.

Feel free to get in touch if you want anything else added.  Please be patient, it is being developed all the time

**This site is UNOFFICIAL.  It is by and for the ED staff.  It is not affiliated with, formally endorsed by nor representative of Orange Health Services or NSW Health**


1.    Arrive a few minutes early so that cases can be handed over.

2.    Ring the Department/Consultant/Registrar if you are unavoidably delayed.

3.    Inform the Consultant when you resume work from sickness.  Return to work interview must take place with a consultant. 

5.    Do not swap shifts or days without informing Consultants.

6.    When you are on duty, you should stay in the department, even if it is not busy (unless on your break).

7.    If you take a meal break, inform the NUM/Registrar/Consultant. 

8.    If you are off sick, ring and speak to a Consultant and try to say when you are likely to return.

9.    Do not get into an argument with a colleague from another department.

10.    If you have a difference of opinion, let your registrar/consultant know.

11.    Speak to the nursing staff if you perceive a problem.

12.    “I am the doctor” attitude does not help.

13.    Do not be rude to the patient even if they are inappropriate attenders.  However, it is OK to be firm and explain why their attendance is inappropriate.

14.    If you are unsure about an x-ray request go and speak to the radiographer.

15.    If you are unsure about x-ray findings, check with the Registrar/Consultant or  Consultant Radiologist.

16.    Fill in request forms fully so that mistakes are avoided.  This is especially so for requests for blood transfusions. Please take care with x-ray requests to fill in demographics, clinical findings and pregnancy status.

17.    Get involved in audit – you can get help from the Audit Department.

18.    Complete the ED notes before moving on to the next patient, if you don’t you will be made to do it anyway.

19.  Please ensure an appropriate “Medical Certificate” is completed for all patients where it is obvious they will  need to be off work.


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