|1. History taking
Take a history from a patient who is generally fit but has suffered a road traffic accident a few years ago, which involved admission to the intensive care unit. The patient is unsure of what happened. He regularly smokes cannabis.
Demonstrate how to assess peripheral pulses, blood pressure and venous pressure.
Discuss the anatomy of the heart.
Discuss the electrical hazards of diathermy.
What is the Bland-Altmann plot?
Demonstrate how to perform an epidural.
Discuss the hazards associated with lasers.
A female drug addict who is now on methadone appears to be very worried; find out her concerns.
You are asked to interpret a cervical X-ray showing a large goitre and tracheal deviation.
10. History taking
Take a history from an elective patient presenting for sterilisation. There is a history of cough, jaundice and night sweats, and the patient used to be an intravenous drug abuser.
Assemble a Bain circuit.
- Why is the capnograph tubing of narrow bore?
- Why is it placed behind the filter?
- You are shown some capnograph traces and asked to interpret them.
What safety features are in place to avoid delivery of a hypoxic gas mixture?
You are asked to resuscitate a simulator manikin.
Demonstrate how you would resuscitate a person who has been rescued from drowning.
- Discuss the management of supraventricular tachycardia/atrial fibrillation.
Precordial stethoscope: discuss its use and function.