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”.
These are all the SAQ’s I own in one handy document…
This document includes lists of drugs doses, acronyms, important research, tests and scores…. Basically all the stuff you don’t bother to remember up until the very end when you just cram numbers and lists into your head. I went over this document again and again during the final countdown, and as a study group we tested each other until we had the vital statistics drummed in to our brain.
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
Vascular Fact Sheets
There are very few vascular MCQ’s, which is nice.
Trauma Fact Sheets
Trauma VAQ’s are found in the other topic pages, depending on the system injured.
Know your massive transfusion protocol (found in Haematology)