Surgical Assessment Unit
PHASE 2B PLANNED INTEGRATED EXPERIENCE LICP 1 - 2019
LOCATION: Ward B5
Usually SAU 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 SAU, 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 SAU on Ward B5 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 log book of all your clinical activities during the session.
Mr Omar Tawfiq, Associate Specialist in General Surgery
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS PER SHIFT = 2
Weekday shifts (13:00 - 16:00 and 16:00 - 19:00)