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When a patient presents to an emergency department or urgent care centre, they should be given the best available information.

This updated fact sheet helps ensure clinicians and patients have access to easy-to-read information about different emergency conditions.

Give this fact sheet to your patients when discharging them from an emergency department or urgent care centre.

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Download our fact sheet to provide your patients with easy to follow guidance on fractures and plaster care.

This fact sheet has the #withconsumers tick from the Consumers Health Forum of Australia

A fracture is a medical term for a broken bone. Bones break when too much force is exerted against them, often during a fall or common activities such as sport. Given time and the right care, the bone heals itself.

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Centre of Clinical Excellence - Acute
Safer Care Victoria

Page last updated: 15 Jan 2021

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