Acute Medical Unit Shifts
LOCATION: AMU, B Level
AMU is the acute assessment bay for the newly admitted medical patients, accepting patients mainly from GP and A&E referrals. The acute medical cases represent the hard core of acute and emergency medicine and it is very relevant for your stage of training, so it is strongly recommended that you get involved.
WHAT YOU MIGHT SEE/DO AT THE UNIT:
On AMU, you will be able to see and get involved in the acute medical cases e.g: shortness of breath, chest pain, falls and collapse, acute confusion/delirium, stroke, headaches and many other acute medical conditions.
You will report to AMU at either 1pm or 4pm and join the Core Medical Trainee/on call team. Your duty will mainly be shadowing the CMT on call, clerking patients, taking blood from patients, helping the on call team in assessing the new admissions.
Dr Ahmed Arefin, Consultant in Acute Medicine, Email: Ahmed.email@example.com