Skip to main content

Key messages

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.

Download our fact sheet to provide your patients with easy to follow guidance on looking after yourself in a heatwave.

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

A heatwave is a period of unusual and uncomfortably hot weather that can affect anybody. It can also affect community infrastructure such as the power supply, public transport and other services.

Heatwaves can make existing medical conditions worse and cause heat-related illness, which may be fatal.

It is important to be aware of the effects of heat on the body and how to help yourself stay healthy and feeling well during these periods of extreme heat.

Patient fact sheet

Get in touch

Centre of Clinical Excellence - Acute
Safer Care Victoria

Page last updated: 15 Jan 2021

Was this content helpful to you?