This is a guided 6 minute Mindfulness breathing exercise for you to see if mindfulness is for you. If you find it helpful, this will be available for repeat listens whenever you need it.
Could simple mindfulness techniques help you clear you mind at the end of a busy and stressful shift?
Palpitations are a common presentation to the urgent care or ED clinic. This like dizziness can actually mean a number of things. A very careful history is very important. In my practice I usually do a rhythm strip first to see if it is sinus. This blood shows that most cases are benign and may.
Burnout and Mental Health problems can affect clinicians in all specialities and of all grades. For too long it has been swept under the carpet for the mistaken belief that it is a sign of weakness and poor character. But of late people have started to speak up on the topic. For a profession that exists to care for people, failure to care for ourselves results in poorer patient outcomes and is the reason we have such a high suicide rate within medicine.
When you work in Urgent Care you will always be relieved when the Ambulance service takes our sickest patients to hospital. But do you truly understand what the EMTs, Paramedics and ICPs do day in and day out, what their training and scope of practice is and do you appreciate how hard it is to make clinical decisions out in the field. To get a better idea we talk with Intensive Care Paramedic and Programme Lead of Paramedicine at AUT in Auckland, Luke Summers.
Welcome to Episode 12
The FORCE study on Torus Fracture Management
Do you learn by a song. Heres a song about the serious causes of headache. This is one of those situations where it is good to have a song stuck in your head. Remember if the history or exam suggests serious or if the treatment is ineffective may need CT/LP/Labs!
Do you perform Haematoma blocks in your clinic?
So why not another measles update. Auckland has topped 410 cases as of Monday. We had a reminder to use nasopharyngeal swabs or throat swabs for PCR not buccal. But where does a buccal swab end and a throat swab begin? Still working that one out. The main treatment is prevention.
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