Apr 22

Emergent Findings Requiring Notification

Emergent Findings Requiring Notification of ordering Physician

 

Neuro

  • Acute Stroke

  • Intracranial Bleed

  • Unexpected Tumor (unless history references tumor)

  • Spine Fracture

 

Vascular

  • Pulmonary Embolism

  • Aortic Dissection

  • Aortic Aneurysm Thoracic or Abdominal​​ 

  • Cerebral Aneurysm

 

Musculoskeletal

  • ALL FRACTURES

  • Hip Fracture

  • Spine Fracture

  • Dislocations (unless history references dislocation)

  • Bone Tumor (unless history references tumor)

 

Gastrointestinal

  • Perforation with Free Air

  • Appendicitis​​ (unless history references appendicitis)

  • Organ Laceration with Trauma

  • Superior Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis

  • Pneumotosis

 

Genitourinary

  • Ovarian or Testicular Torsion

  • Suspected Ectopic Pregnancy

  • Pelvic Mass (unless history references mass)

 

Nuclear Medicine

  • High Probability VQ

  • Positive GI bleed

  • Ischemia on Cardiac Scan

 

Chest

  • New Lung Nodule or Mass

  • Pnuemothorax (unless history references)

 

Reference Communication in Your Report

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