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Individual Placement Description
Placement Emergency Medicine
Programme S5,S10
Year F2
Region South-East
Hospital(s) St Johns Hospital, Livingston
Main Duties of Placement

First assessment of front door patients.

Treatment of minor and major injury/illness and resus.

Arranging investigations e.g. CT scanning.

Transfer/referral to speciality or discharge +/- arranged follow up.

Patient information i.e. setting criteria for prompt return to A+E.

Practical procedures e.g. suturing.

Entire time in A+E department.

Typical Work Pattern

Full shifts in A + E with approximately equal thirds days, evenings and nights (only till 4am). High proportion of weekends.

Learning Opportunities

Senior on hand to discuss any interesting/difficult cases.

Exposure to broad variety of presentations.


Weekly 2 hour protected Emergency Department Teaching.

Weekly FY2 teaching.

Radiology meetings available.

Unique Selling Points

Consultants on hand at all times.

Able to increase speed and efficiency of assessment and fully manage own patients in supported environment. Cross specialty and varied case exposure.

Constantly learning new skills and honing existing ones.

Employer Information
It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.

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