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(Original post by Helenia)
See, I was going to ask if you wanted to go to the pub tonight, but clearly you have more important things on your hands. :p:

Randdom, I'm really sorry to hear things are so bad at the moment. I'm always around via PM or whatever if you need a chat. :hugs:
Pub tonight would be awesome :P
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I think I've reached new personal levels of medic geekdom. I've got a student bleep. And I went back to EAU after dinner to check up on a patient. And I offered to order tests and write up drugs charts. The docs must think I'm their new *****...
Your placement sounds good then - it must be pretty close, unless youre staying in the accomodation? :eek: I would have loved to have done stuff like that in my first attachement but my hospital was 18 miles away and I didn't have a car then. But it's the best way to learn, so make use of this motivation (might not last long )
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I think I'm geeky too, I was in for 12 hours today....

I dont really write up drug charts/order tests though. Just take histories/ follow people around/sit in clinics/take blood/attempt to do venflons. I've decided I don't like A&E though, people are much more serious/worried/stressed there. Even though the people on my resp ward are more ill, its easier to somehow detach yourself

Randdom, I hope your mum makes a speedy recovery :hugs:
1st year clinical students are usually useless to A&E, unless you're after practicing some bloods and cannulation. Best off clerking new patients in EAU then presenting to the RMO and consultant at the post-take ward round.
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I'm staying on-site at the moment!

I let one of my friends cannulate me (he'd never done one before), much to the surprise of most of the staff on the ward. My bag got drenched, as did my shoes, but it was pretty painless and a first-attempt . Awesome.

I just got back from A&E. I think I need to bring up a TTFO scenario in my next simulated patient session.
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1st year clinical students are usually useless to A&E, unless you're after practicing some bloods and cannulation. Best off clerking new patients in EAU then presenting to the RMO and consultant at the post-take ward round.
we weren't completely useless..

anyway did my first venepuncture today.

urghh i need to learn stuff but i'm too tired.
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Balls, I lived in A&E in my third year, in both hospitals. When they're understaffed and there's crash/trauma flying through the front door, medical students clerking through the headaches and abdo pains can be genuinely useful. Provided you can dependably cover all the right questions (Which is easy, given they're written down for you) and make a presentation up to a SHO to make any necassary further examinations and sort prescriptions etc, then you can contribute.

Saying that, I suppose if you're A&E/EAU is set up differently you may actually only see those presentations in EAU.

Also, on a total side note, I almost managed the straight green ten before I got a bit of red from the most random post from July.
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I can actually sorta infer stuff from ECGs now :proud:. And I'm really liking firms now that my consultant's away. My team are lovely and all said that the consultant was too harsh on me before. He's entirely ridiculous.

I haven't done any clinical exams yet though and probably should. But I don't really want to.
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(Original post by Saffie)
I haven't done any clinical exams yet though and probably should. But I don't really want to.
How are you clerking without?
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got punched by a patient the other day, a crazy hypoxic guy who won't let us go near him at all, for anything!

Incidently I love ABGs, I find them really satisfying. Did one on a fitting person the other day which was pretty interesting.

Doing LP clinic week after next which should be fun :eek:
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I really wish I'd not gone to a **** med school!
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How are you clerking without?
oh does 'clerking' intrinsically mean including clin exams? Cause I just do the history taking really. Actually I have done one clinical exam come to think of it.

Firms are really taking over my life.. I miss having time.


fluffy, if you weren't at the GMC meeting, you got lots of praise for being an amazing welfare officer.
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oh does 'clerking' intrinsically mean including clin exams? Cause I just do the history taking really. Actually I have done one clinical exam come to think of it.
A 'clerking' depends on your level of training;

A finalist, for example, would be expected to present a targetted history, examination results, investigation requests/results, diagnosis/differential and a management plan.

As a third year I think you should be aiming to at least get a history, some examinations and some idea of what's going on.

I'm down your way at the end of this month I think, I'll sort you out.
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fluffy, if you weren't at the GMC meeting, you got lots of praise for being an amazing welfare officer.
I tried to make it - got caught up at GP so missed the AGM (guy had a heart attack in surgery at about 6.15pm). Caught up with Mally, Prof C, JZ et al in The Sam after.
I LOVE medicine! I'm so, so, so happy at the moment! I can actually get up in the morning !!! My GP practice is fantastic! We're being treated like doctors, seeing patients independently... The buzzz!!!!! Days like today make it all worth while
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I tried to make it - got caught up at GP so missed the AGM (guy had a heart attack in surgery at about 6.15pm). Caught up with Mally, Prof C, JZ et al in The Sam after.
I LOVE medicine! I'm so, so, so happy at the moment! I can actually get up in the morning !!! My GP practice is fantastic! We're being treated like doctors, seeing patients independently... The buzzz!!!!! Days like today make it all worth while
Its cheesy, but its days like that which make up for weeks like I've had this week. I can deal with anything if I know that kind of buzz is still there to be had.
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I tried to make it - got caught up at GP so missed the AGM (guy had a heart attack in surgery at about 6.15pm). Caught up with Mally, Prof C, JZ et al in The Sam after.
I LOVE medicine! I'm so, so, so happy at the moment! I can actually get up in the morning !!! My GP practice is fantastic! We're being treated like doctors, seeing patients independently... The buzzz!!!!! Days like today make it all worth while
It dragged, you didnt miss much.

I think I love medicine too. If my actual consultant was around it'd be a very different story though.
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got punched by a patient the other day, a crazy hypoxic guy who won't let us go near him at all, for anything!
If it's any consolation I'm having a run of bad luck, got punched by a second year dentist (from the info I've got), when i was with LAS my crew got assaulted and bitten by a mad somalian and whe I was on the radio in control when of the FRU's T-boned someone and ****** himself up.
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Had quite an interesting morning in the wards earlier this week.

I was in with a patient and the teaching plan of the day was to take a history and perform some of the basic exams that we have been taught; such as the end of bed, respiratory and the cardiovascular exams.

So there I was examining away when the patient,God bless him, thought that I really ought to see his inflamed and abscess ridden scrotum...

Well... my screwed up face with nervous cry really said it all and the lad bag was promptly stowed away...

Then we laughed for about 5 minutes solid about him being keen to exhibit his mangerines.

Not exactly the shining example of professionalism that day.
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FRU's T-boned someone .
I might be being dim, but can I have a translation??! FRU? T-boned??
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Did a congenital heart disease clinic today and saw some ridiculous stuff including a tricuspid atresia (1 functioning ventricle)

******* cooool!!
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I might be being dim, but can I have a translation??! FRU? T-boned??

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