Radiography Skills: an Untapped Asset for Emergency Departments
Beverley Pearce a clinical educator in Peninsula Healthâ€™s Medical Imaging Department.
In most Australian hospitals, when you attend an emergency department with a fractured arm or leg, you are triaged by the nurse and then seen by a doctor. The doctor may recommend an x-ray. Radiologists are not usually available after-hours to report on x-rays of extremity trauma and assessment is made by the treating doctor.
Research Report 2015