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Discussing Treatment Escalation & DNAR

As an FY1 you should not be expected to make decisions regarding treatment escalation and DNAR, but you may need to prompt seniors to consider them & explain these decisions to your patients and/or relatives. Definitions and abbreviations Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR/ DNA CPR)

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Careers Advice

FY1 is a great opportunity to explore new specialties and start to gain an idea of what working in them is actually like. A few things to bear in mind though: As an FY1 your job will be very different to a consultant, so don’t

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Coping with illness

Important things to remember Occupational health They can seem to be the party poopers on occasion, but they can be very useful. Most departments offer phone consultations with the nurses, where you can get lots of advice: I’ve broken my leg – can I come

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Discharge letters: hints & tips

Writing a discharge summary is a task you are likely to carry out every day, and despite the sense of monotony, it plays a critical part in the patient journey. Contents of a good discharge letter Writing a good discharge letter starts with understanding what

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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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