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Individual Placement Description
Placement Intensive Care Medicine
Programme W9,W16
Year F1
Region West
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.

Learning Opportunities

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.

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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