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Stress Management

Manage your thoughts Know the main issues with your patients and anticipate problems that may arise including non-response to treatment Have previously rehearsed strategies to deal with undifferentiated or defined… Read more »

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Clinical Handover

INTRODUCTION Can be verbal or in written form Identified as an event that regularly presents high risk-exposure to patient care Incomplete or misinterpreted information leads to delays in patient review, an… Read more »

Follower-ship

Much has been written on the subject of team leadership and crew-resource management particularly in a resuscitation situation. It incorporates concepts such as a shared mental map, clear standardised language, role delineation, standard-operating… Read more »

Neoplasia – in a nutshell

Causes Usually chronic or recurrent exposure to: Biological agent e.g. HPV – cervical cancer Radiation e.g.  UV radiation – skin cancer Chemical agent e.g. smoking – lung cancer Strong genetic… Read more »

Chest Pain – Causes

Introduction Assuming the patient is not critically unwell or has ECG findings of a STEMI, then a more systematic history should be taken Chest Pain can arise from several organs: heart,… Read more »