How to Be A Doctor A document summarising the Clinical Examination handbook, which is a guide to Short and Long Cases.
Short Cases Template A vital document that you must learn from front to back. Be able to perform each examination smoothly and quickly – this is a performance, not real medicine. Practice on your cat / significant other. Take it with you as you trawl around the wards pestering those poor patients unfortunate enough to have been listed as “good for examination”.
Heart Murmurs A fantastic document to support the “Short Cases Template”.
How To Interpret ABG’s How to read an ABG. Make your own proforma and follow it for every ABG. Do ABG’s again, and again, and again, and again. Learn your formulae and practice the arithmetic. You do get it in the end.
ABG VAQ’s Every ABG VAQ known to man. You should have done each one at least once. You should have done each ACEM ABG at least three times.
HyperK fact sheet
HyperNa fact sheet
HypoK fact sheet
HypoNa fact sheet
Respiratory acidosis fact sheet
Respiratory alkalosis fact sheet
Metabolic acidosis fact sheet
Metabolic alkalosis fact sheet
NaHCO3 fact sheet
Other metabolic derangements fact sheet
The document above includes mostly CXR’s. For the ABG’s, see the Written Examination Resources section.
Metabolic and Endocrine Fact Sheets
Metabolic and Endocrine MCQ’s
For metabolic and endocrine VAQ’s – see the stockpile of ABG’s in the Written Examination resources area. I have no SAQ’s specific to this topic – it tends to be covered in the VAQ’s instead.