Acute Surgical Unit (ASU): Shifts
LOCATION: Acute Surgical Unit, B Level
Mr Omar Tawfiq, Associate Specialist in General Surgery
Usually ASU is the acute assessment bay for the newly admitted surgical patients, accepting patients mainly from GP and A&E referrals. The acute surgical cases represent the hard core of acute and emergency surgery 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 ASU, you will be able to see and get involved in the acute surgical cases e.g: acute appendicitis cholecystitis, pancreatitis, Diverticulitis, perforations of bowels, bowel obstruction, and many other acute surgical pathologies.
You will report to ASU at either 1pm or 4pm and join the on call team. Your duty will mainly be shadowing the F1/SHO on call, clerking patients, taking blood from patients, helping the on call team in assessing the new admissions.
Please keep a log book of all your clinical activities during the session.
PLEASE NOTE THAT MR TAWFIQ IS ON LEAVE FROM THE 17TH AUGUST UNTIL THE 2ND SEPTEMBER 2019, HOWEVER PLEASE CONTACT AN ALTERNATIVE MEMBER OF STAFF FROM THE ASU ON CALL TEAM.