Archive for September 2019

Moonboots are not benign devices and should be prescribed with the same thought and consideration as you would a medication. 

We hear from Mr Peter Black - a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Hamilton, NZ, who specialises in the lower limb.  With regard to the Orthopaedic mantra of Movement is Life, he explains how Moonboots can cause significant issues for our patients and how we can go about avoiding these.

Many Thanks to Peter for talking to our podcast.

http://www.aco.org.nz/peter-rm-black-anglesea-clinic-orthopaedics.html

 

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Recorded for the recent inaugural Urgent Care Boot Camp, these 2 bites run back to back and look at injuries associated with being at a Boot Camp (the Military sort, not the Medical sort!)

Trench Foot Article

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31309614

March Fracture Radiopaedia

https://radiopaedia.org/articles/march-fracture

Plantar Fasciitis and Sever's Disease - OrthoBullets

https://www.orthobullets.com/foot-and-ankle/7025/plantar-fasciitis

https://www.orthobullets.com/pediatrics/4074/severs-disease

 

 

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Drug Allergies - an important part of the history but we often don't have the luxury of knowing accurate, immunologically verified information.  As with a lot of Urgent Care, we are often somewhat in the dark, but one way to avoid an antibiotic reaction is to not give the antibiotic in the first place.

 

RACP Journal of Internal Medicine article

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30667130

BPAC article on URTI

https://bpac.org.nz/2019/rti.aspx

 

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This is a guided 6 minute Mindfulness breathing exercise for you to see if mindfulness is for you.  If you find it helpful, this will be available for repeat listens whenever you need it. 

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Indomitable by Elliot Middleton

 

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Could simple mindfulness techniques help you clear you mind at the end of a busy and stressful shift?

We hear how Dr Zoë Cruse uses mindfulness to improve her physical and mental wellbeing as she balances life alongside working and training full time in Urgent Care.  

We all need to find healthy ways of cleansing ourselves of the stresses and strains inherent to Urgent Care practice.  If mindfulness works for Zoë, maybe it could work for you.

 

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Burnout and Mental Health problems can affect clinicians in all specialities and of all grades.  For too long it has been swept under the carpet for the mistaken belief that it is a sign of weakness and poor character. But of late people have started to speak up on the topic.  For a profession that exists to care for people, failure to care for ourselves results in poorer patient outcomes and is the reason we have such a high suicide rate within medicine.

Dr Zeshan Qureshi is one of a growing number of Doctors speaking up on burnout and Mental Health in Medicine, and the systems and pressures within medicine that contribute to the problem.  

My thanks to Zeshan for talking to our podcast about this very important issue.

 

Watch Zeehan's TEDx talk here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uctoTk64GVM

Check out Zeshan's Website here

http://zeshanqureshi.com

 

NZMA link

https://www.nzma.org.nz/membership/doctors-health-and-wellbeing

https://www.nzma.org.nz/about-nzma/nzma-structure-and-representatives/councils/dit-council/health-and-wellbeing

BMA link

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/work-life-support/your-wellbeing

 

Please ensure you have your own registered General Practitioner/Family Practice Doctor and seek help if you are struggling to cope with mental health problems.

http://samaritans.org.nz   0800 726666 in NZ

http://samaritans.org    116 123 in UK

http://thesamaritans.org.au   135 247 in Aus

http://samaritansusa.org    1 (800) 273-TALK in USA

 

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