Cardiothoracic Surgery – Patient Centred Post Op Advice

Cardiac and Lung Surgery Patient Advice Significant Cardiothoracic Surgery has a significant impact on patients and family.  Timely and appropriate post-operative advice is important for patient empowerment and understanding of the period of convalescence following surgery.  The following advice is for patients and carers of those having recently undergone a heart or lung operation. Below … More Cardiothoracic Surgery – Patient Centred Post Op Advice

Phillip Hughes

Phillip Hughes Like many cricket lovers around the world, I had a soft spot for Phil Hughes. I can still remember the dread I felt as an England supporter watching him thrash a very good South African attack for back to back hundreds. What on earth would he do to our bowlers? Given that he … More Phillip Hughes

Clinical Toxicology – Pearls from ICEM 2014

Clinical Toxicology 1 The Approach to the Poisoned Patient (Dr Lau Fei-lung) (1) Dose – It’s the Dose “that makes the poison“ LD50 = Lethal dose that kills 50% (2) Patient factors – individual factors that affect the likelihood of toxicity Resuscitation of the Poisoned Patient Self Protection (Universal Precautions) – consider your own safety first … More Clinical Toxicology – Pearls from ICEM 2014