Thank you for all Fellows and registrars who participated in the RNZCUC Recertification Survey. Your experiences, ideas and suggestions have given the College a new insight into what our new programme should be. We will now consolidate all your suggestions and work closely with the Medical Council to develop a new strengthened approach to recertification.…
Every clinic has certain unavoidable obstacles and workplace stress and burnout is seen frequently amongst Urgent Care staff. Are the things bothering you unchangeable? If they are too overwhelming, perhaps it is time to change jobs”
Ordering an ECG for your patient with syncope? In Urgent Care, we really don’t have the time to fluff around and especially not so when your waiting room is overflowing with winter ailments. Check out this excellent 3 min approach to identifying ECG red flags in your patient with a fainting spell. Want to learn…
Cspine is a pain in the neck. So here is a full on teaching blog with everything you need to Know. The ABC’s of the cervical spine provide a helpful mnemonic to guide the systematic assessment of these x-rays. Remember; you require all three views (later ….
We all do nerve blocks. Some more than others. Here are some hints. It is more ED based but a block is a block is a block.
Reserach roundup for May, yep I know it’s June. What is good here. Beer vs wine and chin laceration glue vs suture. All the important research.
Dr Dinesh Deonarain is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care who is in Nepal on assignment. He is volunteering for the Himalayan Rescue Association as one of the Everest ER base camp doctors for the 2019 climbing season. This blog follows his experiences in the high alpine of the Everest region.
Are IV antibiotics more effective than Orals when treating Cellulitis?
We discuss the evidence with Dr Justin Morgenstern, a Canadian Emergency Physician currently based in Taranaki Base Hospital, New Zealand. He writes a Medical Blog first 10EM which is worth a read.
At 3:30am in emergency overnight,
You got a seriously worrisome fright.
That harsh sound whooshing through the chest,
Try hide your concern, you say “It’s for the best”.
Is it innocent or the beginning of the end,
Go back to the basics they’re your best friend.
Yep the flu has arrived. We had a case of a whole family sick on Tuesday and one of the childern was really sore in the calf muscles. So why is that?