|Individual Placement Description|
|Placement||Intensive Care Medicine|
|Hospital(s)||University Hospital Wishaw|
|Main Duties of Placement||
Care of a wide range of medical conditions within an HDU setting. Treatment of medical emergencies including acute coronary syndromes, gastro-intestinal bleeding, acute renal failure and diabetic ketoacidosis.
|Typical Work Pattern||
On-call as part of General Medicine team.
One late working until 21:30hrs per week and weekends worked 1 in 4.
No night working.
Holidays are pre-allocated.
There are daily consultant ward rounds. There is exposure to insertion of central and arterial lines and the use of non-invasive ventilation.
Grand Rounds on Fridays.
Mandatory curriculum teaching is on a Wednesday lunctime. This is protected time.
|Unique Selling Points||
Increase confidence in the management of acutely ill medical patients.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|