This guide will take you through the important considerations when scrubbing for theatre, including scrubbing, gowning and gloving, with included step-by-step images and a video demonstration.
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An overview of subdural haemorrhage, discussing clinical presentation (signs and symptoms), investigations and management.
An overview of the emergency management of a post-op bleed using a structured ABCDE approach.
A step-by-step guide to performing lumbar punctures in an OSCE setting. Including relevant anatomy, indications, complications and CSF interpretation.
This article provides a structured approach to joint fluid interpretation and includes some clinical case scenarios to put your knowledge to the test.
This article discusses the anatomy of the abdominal wall, anatomy of the rectus sheath and common abdominal surgical incision types (Midline, Paramedian, Pararectal, Gridiron, Lanz, Pfannenstiel, Transverse, Kocher).
The CT head scan is one of the most common imaging studies that you can be faced with and the most frequently requested by A&E. This article will cover some of the underlying principles of CT head studies, and discuss a method for their interpretation.
Plastic surgery is one of the most diverse and exciting of all the surgical disciplines but at times rather mysterious and a little misunderstood. In this article, I aim to introduce you to the basics of a discipline that has kept me interested and learning for the last 20 years.
An overview of burns, including assessment and management.
An overview of necrotising fasciitis, including symptoms, signs, investigations and management.
This is an introduction to basic suturing skills. Here we discuss the equipment required, principles of wound management and the technique you should adopt for performing simple interrupted sutures.
A step by step guide to examining varicose veins and assessing the peripheral venous system in an OSCE setting. The guide includes instructions on how to perform the tap test, Trendelenburg test, Perthe’s test and the cough impulse test.