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by paul morgan

16 safety net texts to add as Autotexts in dragon

Crescendo has created a list of 16 Safety Net texts which can be added to your AutoText library in Dragon. 

If you need a reminder of how to add an AutoText you can recap in this guide.

Safety Net

If symptoms do not improve or they get worse, please come back to the surgery as soon as possible or call 111 if out of hours. 

Safety Net Two Week Wait

Informed patient has been referred via 2-week wait pathway. Should hear from hospital within this period. Advised patient if not heard within 2 weeks to contact the surgery back so that urgent referral can be chased by us. 

Safety Net Mental Health

Advised to seek medical advice by contacting GP/111 if concerns, becoming lower in mood, thoughts of self-harm or if increasing suicidal thoughts/safety concerns for themselves to ring 999 or attend A&E directly. 

Safety Net Cellulitis

Advice given to patient to mark area of cellulitis on skin. Monitor for the next 24 to 48 hours–if erythema spreading and worsening rather than improving or increasing pain or systemically unwell needs to seek medical advice urgently by contacting us or ringing 111/attend A&E if necessary. 

Safety Net Chest Pain

Advice given the need to seek urgent medical attention through A&E or 999 if chest pain worsening in severity any radiation to neck or left arm or associated breathing difficulties. 

Safety Net Child

Seek medical advice here or out of hours call 111 if parental concerns, more unwell, lethargic, reduced or no oral intake for 4-6hrs, fevers not responding to paracetamol/ibuprofen or if concerned very unwell attend A&E for more immediate assessment.  

Safety Net UTI

I explained findings, advised to increase water intake, take over-the-counter remedies for symptoms relief as needed. Seek medical advice in case of fever, haematuria, or renal angle pain. Consult with own GP if not better. 

Safety Net Shingles

I explained findings, discussed over-the-counter remedies for symptoms relief (Calamine lotion, Piriton) as needed, advised on measures to reduce transmission of Chickenpox to vulnerable individuals. Consult with GP if concerns or new developments.  

Safety Net Tonsillitis

I explained findings, advised to increase water intake, take over-the-counter remedies for symptoms relief as needed, seek medical advice in case of high fever or rash (Scarlet fever). Educated on signs and symptoms of Quinsy and what action to take. Consult with own GP if not better in 2-3 days. 

Safety Net Diverticulitis

I explained findings, I educated on diverticulitis using online images. I advised on measures to soften the stools to avoid future flareups, increase water intake, avoid constipation. 

Seek medical advice if fever symptoms or increasing left-sided abdominal pain. Consult with own GP if worsening or any concerns. 

Safety Net Otitis External

Findings explained, advised to avoid allowing water into the affected ear(s) until better.  

Seek medical advice from own GP if no improvement. Call back on 111 if any concerns or changes. 

Safety Net Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

I explained findings and reassured. I suggested consideration for over-the-counter remedies for symptoms relief, to increase water intake. Seek medical advice if worsening or any other concerns by contacting 111. See own GP if no improvement. 

Safety Net Gout

Findings explained, gout triggers discussed and advised to avoid, increase water intake, seek medical advice if no improvement or any other concerns. 

Safety Net Sciatica

Explained findings and reassured patient. Explained signs and symptoms of Cauda Equina and to seek immediate help. Mobilise as pain allows. Seek GP’s help if worsening or no improvement. Call 111 if any further concerns. 

Safety Net Otitis Media

Explained my findings. Consider over-the-counter remedies for symptoms relief. Advised to avoid allowing water into the affected ear(s) until better. Seek medical advice from own GP if no improvement. Call back on 111 if any concerns or changes. 

Safety Net Viral Illness

Advised that if symptoms change in any way such as fever, not responding to paracetamol/ibuprofen, becomes more lethargic, develops a rash which does not blanch or is vomiting with poor oral intake then needs to be assessed urgently.

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