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102: Prescribing errors

Bruce Way talks to Chi Tran, Senior Pharmacist, about common prescribing errors, interactions and side effects


onthewards – inception, growth and zero to national

The first in a 3 part series providing tips on how to take your health care improvement idea and build it into a project


101: Incident Reporting and RCAs

James talks to Dr Andrew Baker, Director of Prevocational Education and Training and Medical Administrator, about Incident Reporting and RCAs and their importance in providing safe clinical care for patients


Top 10 Interview tips from 6 consultants

Many of you will have recently completed job applications for that all important next job. Your next step is to start thinking about and preparing for job interviews. This week we asked 6 consultants to give us their top interview tips. Here’s what they had to say..


100: Professor Nick Talley - life and career in medicine

James interviews Professor Nick Talley about his life and career in medicine


Part 4: Irrational Agency - Solving the Problem of Many Hands

In the final part of Eamon Merrick's blog series, Irrational Agency, he argues that solving the problem of many hands requires professionals to make a choice


99: Clinical Pathways

James talks to Dr Kate George, a General Practitioner, and Dr Angus Richie, Nephrologist Staff Specialist about Clinical Pathways for patients


Part 3: Irrational Agency - The problem of many hands

In part 3 of Irrational Agency, Eamon Merrick examines the responsibility of those involved in the story of the patient who suffered from systemic iatrogenic harm and explores the series of events that led to the harm being undetected


Most Popular Items

Prescribing for Interns by Dr Sally Bath

Dr Sally Bath's prescribing tips for Interns


12: Low urine output

Dr Rob Hislop discusses an approach to low urine output


11: Stomas

Dr Oliver Warren discusses the junior doctor's approach to Stomas


Arrest calls on the wards - Tips for junior doctors

Dr Mat Oliver's tips for junior doctors attending arrest calls on the wards


16: Tips & Tricks for IDC's

Dr Nariman Ahmadi discusses tips and tricks for IDC's


13: Fever

Dr Andie Lee discusses fever on the wards


Helpful Tips for Surviving Internship

Great tips on getting through internship by Dr Lucy Cain


Clinical images and the use of personal mobile devices

A guide for medical students and doctors by AMA and MIIAA


Topical Items

Teach me! Teaching medical students - Part 1: Teaching styles

Dr Tom Finn, Intensive Care Registrar, writes about some of the common teaching techniques used to teach medical students during clinical rotations


Are we thinking too much?

As we enter Mental Health Month, David Kumagaya introduces the practice of meditation and mindfulness, as a tool to build emotional resilience and deal with stressful working environments


Surviving and Thriving in your Surgical Rotations - Part 2: In the Operating Theatres

In Part 2 of Dr Rewa Keegan's 'Surviving and Thriving in your Surgical Rotations', Rewa gives her tips on how to work well In the Operating Theatre


84: Hyponatraemia

Dr Darren Roberts talks about hyponatraemia, a common yet confusing topic for junior doctors on the wards


83: Hyperkalaemia

Associate Professor Darren Roberts discusses Hyperkalaemia on the wards


Part 2: GP to chase

In Part 2: GP to chase, Dr Jenny Morrison writes about some of the discharge summary tips and tricks as shared by Australian GPs


Interview with DocLife's Vijay Paul

Dr Vijay Paul, DocLife Founder, talks to us about DocLife, a FOAM website that allows the medical community to connect, network, and share information


60: Obstetric Emergencies

James talks to Dr Nhi Nguyen about the management of obstetric emergencies on the wards


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