Postnatal Patients

The management and review of postnatal women are usually straightforward. There are a few points specific to postnatal women that are important to conside…

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Microbiology Discussions

A lot of your time as an FY1 will be spent on the phone to various other specialities. You’ll come across patients with infections in all your rotations, …

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Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea is a very common complaint and may be the reason for a patient’s admission, or develop as a new problem during an inpatient stay. Diarrhoea rela…

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Surviving Ward Rounds

It takes time to get used to the ward round. Particularly, when patients are being seen so fast it seems impossible to document properly. The most import…

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Discharge Planning

Understanding discharge planning & packages of care As an FY1, many of the patients you care for will be started on care packages after their discha…

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Frailty Syndromes

What is frailty? British Geriatrics Society : a state of increased vulnerability to poor resolution of homeostasis after a stressor event.  In simpl…

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