The Fourth Bite of Christmas – Magnets

Welcome to the Fourth Bite of Christmas.  Be wary of ingested magnets and caution is needed even if only one magnet has been swallowed. https://journals.lww.com/jpgn/Pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2012&issue=09000&article=00003&type=Fulltext www.rnzcuc.org.nz podcast@rnzcuc.org.nz https://www.facebook.com/rnzcuc   Music licensed from www.premiumbeat.com Christmas Elves by Francesco D’Adrea   This podcast is intended to assist in ongoing medical education and peer discussion for qualified health professionals.…

The Third Bite of Christmas – Coins

Welcome to the Third Bite of Christmas.  Beware of coins in the Christmas pudding. www.rnzcuc.org.nz podcast@rnzcuc.org.nz https://www.facebook.com/rnzcuc Music licensed from www.premiumbeat.com Christmas Elves by Francesco D’Adrea   This podcast is intended to assist in ongoing medical education and peer discussion for qualified health professionals.  Please ensure you work within your scope of practice at all times.…

The Second Bite of Christmas – Mammalian Bites

Welcome to the Second Bite of Christmas.  Make sure you chose the correct antibiotics when managing mammalian bites (and don’t use Cephazolin) https://bpac.org.nz/antibiotics/guide.aspx#bites Always consider adopting when adding a pet to your family. https://www.spca.nz https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/cutestuff/109116499/12-days-of-spca-christmas-pets-meet-lizzie-the-cat-from-taupo?rm=m www.rnzcuc.org.nz podcast@rnzcuc.org.nz https://www.facebook.com/rnzcuc   Music licensed from www.premiumbeat.com Christmas Elves by Francesco D’Adrea   This podcast is intended to assist in…

The First Bite of Christmas – Popping Corks

Welcome to the First Bite of Christmas.  Always be careful when popping the cork on a bottle of Sparkling wine. http://eyewiki.aao.org/Commotio_Retinae https://radiopaedia.org/articles/orbital-blowout-fracture-1 https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1190165-overview www.rnzcuc.org.nz podcast@rnzcuc.org.nz https://www.facebook.com/rnzcuc   Music licensed from www.premiumbeat.com Christmas Elves by Francesco D’Andrea This podcast is intended to assist in ongoing medical education and peer discussion for qualified health professionals.  Please ensure you…

Ministry of Health on Issuing certificates under the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Act 2017

Guidance on implementing the The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Act 2017; exemption and statutory defence for patients requiring palliation What you need to know about the Act The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill is expected to come into effect on 18 December 2018. The Act provides an exemption and a statutory…

Supreme Court Judgment – Darnley v. Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

A recent Supreme Court decision, Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2018] UKSC 50, has raised questions about the role of non-clinical staff in patient care. The judgment criticised the actions of a receptionist in an Accident and Emergency (A&E) department – Joseph McCaughley, litigation solicitor at Medical Protection, looks at the ramifications of the case…

Optional university paper options for 2019

A note for those registrars intending to complete an RNZCUC-approved optional university paper from next year.  The University of Auckland will no longer be running PolPrac743 (Upper limb and spine), or PolPrac744 (Sports medicine). If you have completed these papers already, they are accepted as an optional paper. The University of Otago runs SPME 707  Regional…