Archive for July 2009

The Respiratory System, kept simple

July 28, 2009

DundeeChest 101

If you need a wee bit of early revision – try this out!

Keep it simple!


Watch a DVT become a PE….

July 28, 2009

How a DVT propogates and leads to a PE. Lovely animation; not sure what it has to do with Yo Yo Ma, but I say roll with it.

Watch and Australian put in a Chest Drain….

July 28, 2009

Here’s a wee video on how to insert an intercostal pleural drain by the surgical technique. I know it’s the Ashes right now, but the Aussies do know how to put a chest drain in!

Please note the full drapes, gown, and sterile technique – Ward 3 now has a chest drain bundle to comply with, encouraging you to use sterile technique.

2009 Asthma Guideline Update

July 24, 2009

The British Thoracic Society recently updated their May 2008 Asthma Guideline. The changes centre around:

* Introduction of SMART therapy as an option in selected Step 2 patients
* Reinforcement of the importance of standard therapy in pregnancy
* A review of inhaler devices showing no change to previous recommendations
* Changes to the treatment of acute asthma

To download the revised guideline, visit the BTS website, or click here

The Tayside asthma guidance will be altered accordingly in due course.

Phase 2 Teaching Programme 2009

July 22, 2009

The Phase 2 Respiratory teaching programme starts on 14th September.  The programme is greatly changed from last year, with more materials on-line, rather than didactic teaching.  There will be moderated web-based teaching sessions, and web based assessment each week.  There *should* be a podcast each week, and we may be inviting a couple of the second years to come up and record with us – if they’re brave enough.  After all, we’re stupid enough.

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Dundee Chest Blog Launches

July 22, 2009

The Dundee Chest blog is the resource hub for undergraduate and postgraduate education in Respiratory Medicine.

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