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Non-Residents On Call #3 – Staying Safe & Staying Sane

12th June 2018

Non-Residents On Call are doctors covering part of a shift off-site, being available over the phone for advice or available to come in for emergencies. What is commonly referred to as being on call – taking referrals and dealing with emergencies during the day or at night, while based on site, is, in terms of…

Non-Residents On Call #2 – Midnight Perils

Non-Residents On Call are doctors covering part of a shift off-site, being available over the phone for advice or available to come in for emergencies.What is commonly refer to as being on call – taking referrals and dealing with emergencies during the day or at night, while based on site, is, in terms of NHS…

Non-Residents On Call #1 – Crash Course

Non-Residents On Call are doctors covering part of a shift off-site, being available over the phone for advice or available to come in for emergencies.What is commonly refer to as being on call – taking referrals and dealing with emergencies during the day or at night, while based on site, is, in terms of NHS…

Paraphimosis

8th June 2018

“I have never seen a paraphimosis that I haven’t been able to reduce manually. Go back and give it a proper squeeze for 15 minutes.” In this Pro Tip blog, we look at how to deal with cases of paraphimosis. Dealing with Paraphimoses A paraphimosis is when the foreskin is pulled back behind the glans…

Catheterisation #4: Troubleshooting

Catheters are common. 15-25% of hospital patients will be catheterised. Competence in catheterisation is assessed at medical school and is a requirement for successful completion of foundation training, yet, in spite of this, inserting catheters correctly and looking after patients with catheters can be challenging for junior doctors. This series aims to take you though…

Catheterisation #3: Advanced Techniques

Catheters are common. 15-25% of hospital patients will be catheterised. Competence in catheterisation is assessed at medical school and is a requirement for successful completion of foundation training, yet, in spite of this, inserting catheters correctly and looking after patients with catheters can be challenging for junior doctors. This series aims to take you though…

Catheterisation #2: The Basics

Catheterisation #2 Catheters are common. 15-25% of hospital patients will be catheterised. Competence in catheterisation is assessed at medical school and is a requirement for successful completion of foundation training, yet, in spite of this, inserting catheters correctly and looking after patients with catheters can be challenging for junior doctors. This series aims to take…

Catheterisation #1: Essential Foundations

Catheters are common. 15-25% of hospital patients will be catheterised. Competence in catheterisation is assessed at medical school and is a requirement for successful completion of foundation training, yet, in spite of this, inserting catheters correctly and looking after patients with catheters can be challenging for junior doctors. This series aims to take you though…

Reading Images

16th May 2018

From our Lead Surgical Contributor, Dr. Paul Sturch. It’s amazing how memories work. Even now, years after the events in question, I can often hear the voices of mentors politely explaining that “the enemy of good is perfect!” or how, as doctors, we should always make sure that we “treat the patient, not the disease!” True…

Rising Panic

15th May 2018

From our Lead Surgical Contributor, Dr. Paul Sturch. Flapping and panicking is one of the most contagious conditions seen in hospitals. Those who remain calm in stressful situations are admired; those who do not are often the cause of wider issues. For me, remaining calm did not come naturally, and I can clearly remember situations…

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