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Volume 16

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This review will critically appraise the AIM curriculum from a trainee’s perspective. The author will focus on the curriculum’s aims and objectives, availability of learning opportunities,

Updates from Specialist Advisory Committee

The Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) of June 2017 discussed the sign off of procedural competences relating to Sengstaken-Blakemore tube insertion and transvenous

Acute medicine training has come a long way in a relatively short period of time. Acute Medicine was recognised as a speciality by the Royal College of Physicians in 2003, initially as a…

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Abstract Chest pain is an extremely common presenting complaint on the acute medical unit. It is important to distinguish between patients who have serious pathology and those without. Often, the focus

Abstract Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a state of hyperglycaemia, ketosis and metabolic acidosis. This carries a significant morbidity and mortality particularly if left untreated or if the diagnosis

Abstract A 25-year-old Caucasian flight attendant with an extensive travel history presented with night sweats, fevers, weight loss and axillary and supraclavicular lymphadenopathy. Apart from surgical

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

Abstract A Delphi study approach was used to develop a national standard of competencies for Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists working in acute medicine. Nineteen expert therapists participated

Abstract Coordination and consolidation of care provided in acute care hospitals need reconfiguration and reorganization to meet the demand of large number of acute admissions. We report on the effectiveness

Abstract Sepsis is a major health care issue and sepsis survivors are often confronted with long-term complications after admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) which may negatively influence their