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Individual Placement Description
Placement Critical Care - HDU and CCU
Programme W9
Year F1
Region West
Hospital(s) Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock
Main Duties of Placement

Care of a wide range of medical conditions in an HDU/CCU setting. Treatment of medical emergencies including acute coronary syndrome, gastro-intestinal bleeding, acute renal failure and diabetic keto acidosis.

Typical Work Pattern

Four months spent in HDU/CCU ward with exposure to general medicine acutely unwell patients. Seven nights spend in H@N cover. Full shifts until 9.30pm with handover at 9pm. Weekend day cover 3 times in 4-month block.

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. Informal ward-based teaching including teaching skills and procedures. Morbidity and mortality plus hospital M+M less frequently. Weekly Wednesday medical unit educational meeting. Thursday core trainee led F1 case-based teaching every second week.

Friday journal club/trainee forum.

'There are daily consultant ward rounds.  There is exposure to insertion of central and arterial lines and the use of non-invasive ventilation. Informal ward-based teaching including teaching skills and procedures. Morbidity and mortality plus hospital M+M less frequently. Weekly Wednesday medical unit educational meeting. Thursday core trainee led F1 case-based teaching every second week'

Teaching

In addition to above: Mandatory FY1 teaching weekly at lunchtime which covers foundation programme syllabus. Hospital postgraduate meeting at least monthly.

Unique Selling Points

Increase confidence in managing acutely unwell patients and exposure to procedures with good supervision.

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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