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Practical guidance, tips, and advice to help you target activities for your personal development during your foundation programme to enhance your CV and application for specialty training
Basic practical skills - nasogastric tube insertion
Advanced practical skills: ascitic tap and ascitic drainage
This module for foundation doctors and medical students takes you through a safe and effective technique for performing a diagnostic lumbar puncture, and covers the indications and contraindications of the procedure, as well as the relevant anatomy.
Management of acute pain in adults: a guide for foundation doctors
Learn the anatomical and physiological basis for pocket mask ventilation, how to use a pocket mask safely in an emergency, and understand how pocket mask ventilation fits in with the resuscitation algorithm.
This module takes you through a safe technique for performing venepuncture and covers the basic anatomy and contraindications relevant to the procedure.
Learn how to safely aspirate and inject the shoulder joint, its anatomy, and learn the indications and contraindications of joint injection and aspiration. With multimedia video.
Learn how to safely aspirate and inject the knee joint, it's anatomy, and learn the indications and contraindications of joint injection and aspiration. With multimedia video.
Learn how to perform femoral artery puncture safely, indications and contraindications for the procedure, and learn the anatomical relations of the femoral artery.
Learn how communication skills can help you reach a diagnosis, explain treatment, break bad news, and communicate with your peers.
Learn how to perform female catheterisation, and gain an understanding of the anatomy of the female urinary system and, therefore, be able to troubleshoot difficulties when catheterising. With multimedia video.
Learn how to safely perform male catheterisation, understand the anatomy of the male urinary system, and be able to troubleshoot difficulties when catheterising. With multimedia video.
Learn how to perform insertion of a wide bore intercostal drain using the open technique, and learn to recognise the indications for wide bore intercostal drain insertion.
Learn how to perform a needle decompression of tension pneumothorax, understand the aetiology of a tension pneumothorax, and the anatomy relevant to decompression of a tension pneumothorax.
Learn a safe, methodical approach to peripheral intravenous cannulation, and recognise the basic components of cannulas and their different gauges.
Learn what the ECG measures and what the traces represent, acquire a methodical approach to accurate 12-lead ECG recording, and be able to recognise the diverse range of indications for ECG recording. With multimedia video.
Learn how to measure and interpret PEFR values in relation to personal bests and predicted values, and understand the relevance of PEFR to respiratory assessment, particularly in relation to asthma.