Welcome to our "Prepare for FY1" course

Please arrive promptly at 9:30 am. We will allocate you to small groups for the day. The leads of your first group will introduce you to what’s expected from the day & they will be your mentors to help & support you with any questions or concerns you have throughout the day. 

You will rotate through 6 stations covering core aspects of being an FY1 including ward round documentation, prioritising jobs whilst on call, dealing with unwell patients, communicating with families, procedures, admitting a patient and requesting imaging. There will be lunch halfway!

After this, we’ve worked with “The Next Step” team to organise an expert panel of junior doctors who will answer your submitted questions & provide top tips for FY1. This will be followed by dinner which should finish around 7 pm. 

Course Materials

Cannula

Cannulation

Demonstration video thanks to Geeky Medics Equipment Gloves Hand sanitiser Tourniquet Appropriate size cannula  Alcohol swab Gauze Syringe  0.9% sodium

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Blood Tests

Venepuncture

Equipment Gloves Hand sanitiser Alcohol wipe Tourniquet Cotton wool/ gauze Needle Syringe or vacutainer Blood bottles Specimen bag Plaster or

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Handover

Handover

Handover occurs between shifts to ensure everyone is up to speed with patients. The exact nature of how it occurs

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Sepsis

Sepsis

Sepsis is an infection with evidence of organ dysfunction. Septic shock is when a patient with sepsis is hypotensive despite

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Upper GI bleed

Upper GI bleed

These patients have the potential to become haemodynamically unstable extremely quickly; try to avoid delays in reviewing them. In-hospital mortality

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Hypotension

Hypotension

Expect many bleeps about hypotension from concerned nursing staff. It is a useful way to flag up which patients might

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Self Discharge

Self-discharge

Frequently patients wish to self-discharge from hospitals. This article pertains to adult patients only (18y+) and these patients can be

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Delirium

Delirium

Acute confusion, otherwise known as delirium, is very common in hospitals: 20-30% on medical wards, and between 10-50% of those

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Writing SLEs

Writing SLEs

SLEs are supervised learning events that include Mini-CEX (mini clinical evaluation exercise) CBD (case-based discussion) DOPS (direct observation of procedural

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Hypoxia

Hypoxia

As an FY1, you will be called to review hypoxic ward patients. Here we discuss common causes of generalised hypoxia

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Insulin

Hyperglycaemia

Hyperglycaemia is something you will encounter frequently. In this article, we focus on how to approach hyperglycaemia and identify diabetic

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Falls

Falls

As an F1, you will quite frequently get bleeped to review a patient who has had a fall on the

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ePortfolio

ePortfolio

Your eportfolio is a tool to store and record evidence that demonstrates your progress, clinical competencies and reflections. Try to

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