In July 2018 ‘Think Aorta’ learning tools will be delivered to Irish Emergency Departments to help raise awareness of Aortic Dissection.
The ‘Think Aorta’ campaign is centred on improving patient outcomes & ultimately saving lives by increasing the identification & early diagnosis of aortic dissection within the setting of Emergency Medicine.
‘Think Aorta’ is led by Aortic Dissection Awareness UK & Ireland, a patient organisation, in collaboration with The Royal College of Emergency Medicine, Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery and Heart Research UK.
Together they have created learning tools for ED physicians across the UK & Ireland in the form of a learning podcast & poster, which can be placed in the ED to increase awareness and early diagnosis of patients presenting with Aortic Dissection.
“A diagnosis of aortic dissection is considered in less than half of patients who present with aortic dissection and a third of patients with aortic dissection are actively treated for a wrong diagnosis.” says Aortic Dissection Awareness UK & Ireland.