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Bad Day On Call - (BDOC)

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Who is this course suitable for?

This one day course allows final year medical students an insight into life on the wards as a Foundation Year 1 doctor. It offers an opportunity to practice applying the knowledge they have learnt over their five years at medical school and develop non-technical skills which are difficult to reproduce in a classroom environment

Learning outcomes

By the end of the day undergraduate students will be able to:

Recognise the importance of structured assessment of a patient with a core presentation as defined by Newcastle University

Recognise the importance of immediate resuscitation of an acutely unwell patient with a core presentation as defined by Newcastle University

Discuss the appropriateness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and how these decisions are made and documented (PP03)

Demonstrate use of local and national guidelines in clinical decision making (PP15)

Demonstrate communication with patients, relatives and colleagues, including dealing effectively with aggression and anger in the clinical setting (PP25)

Demonstrate use of a prescribing formulary (the BNF) to guide and assist safe prescribing, including in-patients with allergies (PP 39&41)

Recognise the importance of situational awareness, personal organisation and teamwork skills in the clinical setting

Course Lead

'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very thankful and relieved patient'.

Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital of North Durham