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Clinical Opal #5 - Red eye

Fatima is a 53-year-old human resources manager who presents to you with a 24-hour history of a painful red left eye.

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Clinical Opal #4 - Cough and fever
Clinical Opal #4 - Cough and fever
Dr Simon Morgan

Jill is a 64-year-old retired accountant who presents to you with her concerned husband, Michael. Jill is usually fit and well apart from a history of well controlled hypertension on perindopril.

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Training with Cognitive Aids
Training with Cognitive Aids
Crystal Smith

By using a well structured and easy to follow aid, the risk of error is reduced and evidence based practice is more likely to be actioned.

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Clinical Opal #3 - Sudden hearing loss
Clinical Opal #3 - Sudden hearing loss
Dr Simon Morgan

Adam is a 34-year-old maths teacher who is usually fit and well, with no significant past medical history.

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Clinical Opal #2 - Painful Leg
Clinical Opal #2 - Painful Leg
Dr Simon Morgan

Dave is a 33-year-old carpenter who presents to you with a painful red leg.

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Perioperative Anaphylaxis
Perioperative Anaphylaxis
Crystal Smith

Once anaphylaxis has been identified, immediate treatment is required to stop the allergic cascade from producing histamines, prostaglandins and cytokines, and manage the effects of these agents. Management will include immediate treatment, refractory management and post crisis management.

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Blended Learning in Resuscitation: Combining Online Learning with Practical Hands-On Training
Blended Learning in Resuscitation: Combining Online Learning with Practical Hands-On Training
Crystal Smith

The increasing use of technology and move into online learning options has expanded the options for delivering education, including resuscitation education. Theory can now be delivered in high quality and engaging modes, and allow educators to focus on the practical skills that are necessary in resuscitation.

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Standardising Emergency Numbers: The Push for 2222
Standardising Emergency Numbers: The Push for 2222
Crystal Smith

The move to standardise emergency numbers within hospitals, to make them similar to the standardised emergency numbers that are utilised in the community setting, is gaining momentum.

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Resuscitation trolley checking: Making it a priority
Resuscitation trolley checking: Making it a priority
Crystal Smith

Who checks the resuscitation or emergency trolley in your workplace? It’s easy to find guidelines about what items to include on the trolley, depending on your clinical environment. What’s not as easy is how to ensure that staff prioritise completing the checks, especially when you consider the ever-expanding lists of tasks that must be performed.

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