General medicine

Most Covid-19 patients admitted to hospital will remain under the care of general medicine for the duration of their admission. The Acute Medical Take has never been under more pressure than now.

This section aims to address some of the challenges relating to clinical management and decision-making in ward-based patients but also communication with patients and their families in a time when visiting is restricted. Interfacing with other key specialties such as critical care and emergency medicine, physicians must become familiar with making judgements about the timely and appropriate allocation of scarce resources, namely ward beds, oxygen flow and escalation for organ support. 

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General Medicine
Sarah Lawrence

Oxygen delivery and devices

Many hospitalised patients with Covid-19 infection develop profound hypoxaemia. Understanding the principles between oxygen delivery and the different devices that can be used to provide

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General Medicine
Sarah Lawrence

Antibiotics and oseltamivir

Antibiotic prescribing in Covid Although antibiotics are not indicated for Covid-19, as it can be difficult to distinguish from, or co-present with, bacterial pneumonia, many

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General Medicine
Sarah Lawrence

Imaging

Chest x-rays One of the most striking things for many clinicians treating their first few Covid-19 patients are the spectacular chest x-ray changes seen in

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