Abstract Physical inactivity causes morbidity, mortality and healthcare expenditure. A minority of people undertake sufficient physical activity to meet the DoH recommendations. NICE has determined

Abstract A high respiratory rate is a significant predictor of deterioration. The accuracy of measurements has been questioned. We performed a prospective observational study of automated electronic


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 subspeciality

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

Altered Airways Course