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Self Harm

The most common place you will see a patient who has self-harmed is in ED, where they have been referred to the psychiatry team but need to be medically cleared. Rarely this could occur on the ward but the format is still vastly the same.

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Performing Arterial Blood Gases (ABGs)

Thanks to Geeky Medics for an excellent video demonstration Equipment Gloves Alcohol wipe Cotton wool/ gauze ABG syringe (ensure it is pre-heparinised) and blue needle Hand sanitiser When performing any clinical procedure By Dr Zana Martin (FY2)

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Venepuncture

Equipment Gloves Hand sanitiser Alcohol wipe Tourniquet Cotton wool/ gauze Needle Syringe or vacutainer Blood bottles Specimen bag Plaster or micropore tape Access to a sharps bin Introductions, consent, handwashing, check patient ID Apply tourniquet Locate vein (try to feel rather than look) Wipe the

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Cannulation

Demonstration video thanks to Geeky Medics Equipment Gloves Hand sanitiser Tourniquet Appropriate size cannula  Alcohol swab Gauze Syringe  0.9% sodium chloride vial Vacutainer/additional syringe if taking bloods too Cannula port/bung/octopus Cannula dressing Stickers to label cannula  Access to a sharps bin Introductions, handwashing, consent, check

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Constipation

Constipation is one of the most common complaints in hospital, especially on the geriatric wards.Failure to treat constipation can lead to longer hospital stays and increased morbidity. What’s normal? Anything from 3 times per day to 3 times per week is normal for adults. What

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Death Verification

As a new F1 in August, it can feel like quite a daunting task to verify a death, particularly if you have never seen this done before. This step by step guide will take you through the process of death verification to help make this

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Pulmonary Oedema

RCEM has published some clear and comprehensive information which is well worth a read. Below we include a very quick summary as a refresher. Causes Impaired cardiac function e.g., MI, arrhythmia and sepsis. Beware particularly cardiac patients who have recently been given IV fluids. Fluid overload-

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