The CUH Trauma Assessment Clinic (TAC) is run by Mr Colm Taylor (orthopaedic consultant), Larry Doran (nurse) and Johanna Hyland (clinical specialist physiotherapist).
At the clinic (08:00 each Wednesday, max 15 patients) Mr Taylor reviews x-ray and notes of each patient. A management plan is decided by the consultant and the patient is contacted by telephone by the nurse or physiotherapist with the plan.
15 patients are booked into each clinic, but they do not attend the clinic.
10 conditions (please see below) are suitable for referral (referral form).
Each referred patient should be provided with the relevant information leaflet before leaving the ED.
ED admin. staff should make the TAC appointment as per fracture clinic.
A TAC folder with all the documentation spoken of, is kept in eye clinic room/ANP assessment room.
Please ensure each patient/parent is provided with the relevant TAC Patient advice sheet (linked below) so they can contact the clinic (rather that you again in ED) if any questions / issues.