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Palpitations
Palpitations
Palpitations can be described as the sensation of an abnormally received heartbeat. It can be rapid, irregular, forceful or just an unusual awareness. Palpitations are a common presentation...
Documentation
Documentation
Medical documentation should authentically represent every consultation and is primarily intended to support patient care. Good record-keeping means you or a colleague can reconstruct...
Morbidity & Mortality Meetings
Morbidity & Mortality Meetings
M&M meetings discuss the outcomes of patients and mortality rates, with the view to improving clinical care, quality control and professional education. Their purpose is to learn...
Pneumonia
Pneumonia
In this article, we will focus on more practical concerns when managing a patient with pneumonia for junior doctors. Covid-19 is not discussed here. HistoryBasics: fever,...
Handover
Handover
Handover occurs between shifts to ensure everyone is up to speed with patients. The exact nature of how it occurs varies greatly by hospital & specialty. E.g. in paediatrics or...
Pneumothorax
Pneumothorax
A pneumothorax is defined as the abnormal collection of air between the visceral and parietal space of the lung i.e. the pleural space. It typically presents with acute shortness of...

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Basic Fracture Management
Whether you’re interested in orthopaedics or not, knowledge of basic fracture management can be useful in any ED.Start at the beginning…As with any other patient, take a focused...
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Orofacial infections are a common A&E presentation and are often due to a dental source. Due to the proximity of the airway and the potential for compromise, it is essential to...
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CMPA is a very common presentation to GP and paediatric assessment units and can cause a lot of parental anxiety. This article talks through different types of CMPA, and how to manage
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Paediatric Respiratory Examination
This article gives a run down of how to perform a thorough paediatric respiratory examination and what signs and symptoms to look for. It will be helpful for anyone on a paeds placement...
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Writing a Letter to the Editor of a Medical Journal 
What is a Letter to the Editor? A letter to the editor in a medical journal serves as a concise written communication where readers, including healthcare professionals, researchers,...
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Lived Experience: Autism
The following article has been written by David Birch. David is a paramedic aiming to increase awareness of managing Autism amongst healthcare professionals, particularly paramedics...
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Daily Reviews on the ICU
In the intensive care unit, junior medical staff conduct and present daily reviews of their patients to seniors to guide the planning of care on the ward round.This may well seem daunting...
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Right, we’ve all been there. You’re starving after finished a long day, have forgotten the shops close at 4pm on Sunday, or simply can’t find the energy to chop onions and garlic in...
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Paediatric IV Fluid Prescribing
Prescribing IV fluids in paediatrics is different to adult medicine and requires a bit more thinking and some maths. This article breaks down prescribing fluid boluses, maintenance...
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