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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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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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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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Gastroenterology

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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Microbiology

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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Abnormal Observations

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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Geriatrics

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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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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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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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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Locums

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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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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Respiratory

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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