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Falls

As an F1, you will quite frequently get bleeped to review a patient who has had a fall on the ward, particularly if you are working late evening/nights. Falls in hospital can be anything from a simple trip to a collapse/seizure in an acutely unwell patient, so it’s important to keep an open mind! Some

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Sepsis

Sepsis is an infection with evidence of organ dysfunction. Septic shock is when a patient with sepsis is hypotensive despite appropriate fluid resuscitation. Introduction One study has shown that for every hour delay in receiving treatment mortality increases by 7.4%. There is NO diagnostic test for sepsis. Your Trust will likely have a Sepsis Screening

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Acute Asthma

1. You are unlikely to be expected to make decisions about long term asthma management, therefore, focus your efforts on learning how to deal with acute exacerbations. 2. If a patient reports having a diagnosis of asthma it is worth asking a few questions to clarify the accuracy of the statement. It isn’t uncommon for

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