Abstract The number of patients with tracheostomies managed within high dependency units is increasing. National audits have suggested that the care of these patients could have been improved upon with

There are currently various models of care for provision of high dependency care for acutely ill medical patients across the UK. Acute Physicians are integral to the development and progression of


Metabolic acidosis is a common metabolic derangement present in the acute medical patient. A thorough and structured investigative approach is required as there are many causes and management

Abstract Magnesium deficiency, and to a lesser extent magnesium excess, is commonly encountered in patients admitted to the Acute Medical Unit. It is important that acute physicians are able to identify