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Major and Acute Presentations

The first two years of the ACCS training programme focus on recognising, assessing, and planning accordingly around both major and acute presentations in patients. Trainees are expected to identify the


Major Presentations

The major presentations trainees are expected to identify are

Acute Presentations

In addition to the major presentations, the acute presentations trainees are expected to be familiar with are as follows.

Abdominal Pain

During which, trainees should be able to

Abdominal Mass, Swelling, and Constipation

During which, trainees should be able to

Acute Back Pain

During which, trainees should be able to

Aggressive or Disturbed Behavior

During which, trainees should be able to

Blackout and Collapse

During which, trainees should be able to

Breathlessness

During which, trainees should be able to

Chest Pain

During which, trainees should be able to

Acute Confusion or Delirium

During which, trainees should be able to

Cough

During which, trainees should be able to

Cyanosis

During which, trainees should be able to

Diarrhoea

During which, trainees should be able to

Dizziness and Vertigo

During which, trainees should be able to

Falls

During which, trainees should be able to

Fever

During which, trainees should be able to

Fits or Seizures

During which, trainees should be able to

Haematemesis and Melaena

During which, trainees should be able to

Headache

During which, trainees should be able to

Jaundice

During which, trainees should be able to

Atraumatic Limb Pain and Swelling

During which, trainees should be able to

Neck Pain

During which, trainees should be able to

Oliguria

During which, trainees should be able to

Management of Pain

During which, trainees should be able to

Painful Ear

During which, trainees should be able to

Palpitations

During which, trainees should be able to

Pelvic Pain

During which, trainees should be able to

Poisoning

During which, trainees should be able to

Rash

During which, trainees should be able to

Red Eye

During which, trainees should be able to

Suicidal Ideation

During which, trainees should be able to

Sore Throat

During which, trainees should be able to

Syncope and Pre-Syncope

During which, trainees should be able to

Traumatic Limb and Joint Injuries

During which, trainees should be able to

Vaginal Bleeding

During which, trainees should be able to

Ventilatory Support

During which, trainees should be able to

Vomiting and Nausea

During which, trainees should be able to

Weakness and Paralysis

During which, trainees should be able to

Wound Assessment and Management

During which, trainees should be able to

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