Sudden collapse or unexplained fall
Assault including a stabbing or shooting or an assault using another weapon
Injuries caused by a motor vehicle accident> 60km/h or pedestrian/cyclist >30km/h) otherwise discuss with nurse or GP
Fall from greater than the patient's own height
Suspected spinal injury
Head injuries - where there has been a loss of consciousness or persistent dizziness and/or vomiting
Limb Injury - if the limb is deformed or not in normal alignment or is pale compared to the other limb or there is a loss of function or feeling in the limb or the patient cannot bear weight/walk; this is highly suggestive of referral directly to an Emergency Department.
Worker's Compensation (injury first report)
Back Pain - associated with an accident (e.g. fall, MVA, lifting) provided the patient has no loss of feeling or function in a limb and no loss of bladder or bowel control.
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