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Purpose of the checklist

This checklist is a guide for things you may wish to discuss with the doctor who sees you in our Emergency Department (ED). We want to make sure that when you are discharged from our ED you have understood all parts of your care.

Medical test
Medical test

1.    Medical Tests

You might have some tests done today. Your doctor will explain any tests and results that may come back while you are in the ED. If any test results are not back before you leave, ask your doctor how these will be communicated to you and your GP.

Medication
Medication

2.   Medication

You  may be given eye or ear drops or other medication. Please ask your doctor to further explain further any of your medication, if you do not understand.

Medical Certificate
Medical Certificate

3.   Medical Certificate

If you need a medical certificate for your visit to the hospital today, please ask your doctor.

 

Review Appointment
Review Appointment

4.  Review Appointment

You may need a review appointment arranged for your condition. You could be referred to a specialist or optometrist closer to home, or one of our outpatient clinics. You and your doctor can decide which is the best option for you.

GP Letter
GP Letter

5.   Letter to your GP/referrer

We will send your GP (and/or the person who referred you) a letter about today’s visit. If you would like a copy, please let us know.

If your condition worsens, visit your local GP or ED immediately.

 

Disclaimer This document describes the generally accepted practice at the time of publication only. It is only a summary of clinical knowledge regarding this area. The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital makes no warranty, express or implied, that the information contained in this document is comprehensive. They accept no responsibility for any consequence arising from inappropriate application of this information.

  • Emergency Department Patient Checklist #197
  • Owner: Emergency Department
  • Last Reviewed: May 5, 2020
  • Next Review: May 21, 2023