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medical phonemail handover A Quick Phone call How not to present a patient over the phone. read more
Better Safe Than Sorry Have you ever broken anyone's legs whilst doing CPR? I did. read more
Tree sphincter. Image from flickr - Mark Sadowski Sphincter tone What happens when you get a grilling about where your fingers have been from your consultant in the middle of the ward round - and what you should do about it read more
medical TV dramas aren't very realistic Medical TV dramas aren’t actually very realistic [shock!] In a research project that we all wish we could get funding for, medical student Matthew J Czarny has ‘systematically analysed’ Grey’s anatomy and House in relation to their portrayal of bioethical and professionalism… read more