• Clinical Resources

  • Bendigo SSOU Admission Guidelines

    Introduction

    Bendigo Health ED runs a 12 bed Short Stay Observation Unit (SSOU). Admission to the SSOU is guided by the ED Streaming Model of Care and is in keeping with the Victorian Department of Health Guidelines for Short Stay Units.

    Admission Guidelines

    Common conditions suitable for admission to SSOU are listed below. Click on each to see our admission guidelines for each of the diagnoses.

    Allergic Reaction SSOU Guideline
    Asthma SSOU Admission Guideline
    Atrial Fibrillation SSOU Admission Guideline
    Back Pain SSOU Admission Guideline
    Biliary Colic SSOU Admission Guideline
    Cellulitis SSOU Admission Guideline
    Chest Pain SSOU Admission Guideline
    Deep Vein Thrombosis SSOU Admission Guideline
    Diarrhoea and Vomiting (Gastroenteritis) Epistaxis SSOU Admission Guideline
    Hyperemesis Gravidarum SSOU Admission Guideline Hypoglycaemia SSOU Admission Guideline
    Migraine SSOU Admission Guideline
    Minor Head Injury SSOU Admission Guideline
    Paracetamol OD SSOU Admission Guideline
    Peritonsillar Infection SSOU Admission Guideline
    Pneumonia Pneumothorax
    Psychosocial Crisis PV Bleeding in Early Pregnancy
    Pyelonephritis Renal Colic
    Seizure/Post-Ictal Snake Bite
    TIA Urinary Retention
    Vertigo (acute) Viral Meningitis
    Warfarin Toxicity