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Volume 14

Each year the best abstracts submitted for consideration at the Society for Acute Medicine meetings are selected for oral presentation. This autumn’s meeting in Manchester featured two oral presentation

Abstract Introduction: Poor drug history documentation on admission may lead to medication errors; a leading cause of avoidable harm. Aims: To assess the quality of drug histories in the notes of patients

Abstract Background: The Society for Acute Medicine’s Benchmarking Audit (SAMBA) serves as a tool for Acute Medical Units to compare and improve their quality of care. Aim: To audit the performance

Many readers will be familiar with the challenges associated with the measurement of quality in acute medicine. The annual Society for Acute Medicine Benchmarking Audit (SAMBA) has attempted to map

Of course we were delighted to have ‘won’ something for our efforts although neither of us really new what we had ‘won’. A trip to the ESIM Winter School in Riga, Latvia we were told was our


Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs), are direct anticoagulants which inhibit specific coagulation factors and function as anticoagulants. Three NOACs are currently licensed


Objectives: To ascertain current Acute Internal Medicine (AIM) trainees’ opinions on their training programme, practical procedures, specialist skills and AIM as

SAM Bristol

It was lovely to catch up with so many Acute Internal Medicine trainees at our spring meeting in Bristol and great to see such a positive response towards our specialty. I hope that many

Abstract An asymptomatic 81-year-old woman was referred by her general practitioner regarding a pulse-oximetry oxygen saturation (SpO2) of 74%. An arterial blood gas analysis (ABG) on air showed PaO2

Abstract Pleural effusions are a common finding in patients admitted on the medical take. This case decribes a patient using peritoneal dialysis who presented with progressive dyspnoea. Clinical examination