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Clinical Skills

A series of clinical skills podcasts developed in collaboration with students and staff of the School of Medicine at the University of Glasgow, with funding from the Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network, NHS Education for Scotland and support from the University of Glasgow Media Production Unit. The podcasts aim to cover some of the clinical procedural skills expected of new graduates, in accordance with the latest revision of Tomorrow’s Doctors. Clinical Skills Lead: alna.robb@glasgow.ac.uk

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Electrocardiogram

Recording a 12 lead ECG in an adult patient. Electrocardiogram is a graphic representation of the electrical activity of the heart, used to detect any abnormal rhythms. Performed by Darren Raffo, Euan Allan & Julia Fortune.

6mins

22 May 2012

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Male Catheterisation

Inserting a urinary catheter into a male adult patient. Catheterisation is the passing of a plastic tube, known as a catheter, through the patient’s urethra, into the bladder, to permit the free passage of urine. Performed by Hannah Muir & Tahir Qayyum.

11mins

22 May 2012

Rank #2

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Blood Cultures

Taking blood cultures from an adult patient. Blood cultures involves the collection of venous blood via an aseptic technique to detect infections spreading via the bloodstream. Original material by Dr Paul Harrison & Dr Charlotte Gilhooly.

6mins

7 Jun 2012

Rank #3

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Surgical Scrub

Scrubbing in for a surgical procedure. Surgical scrubbing involves the use of an aseptic technique to minimise the number of pathogens on the hands to reduce the incidence of post-operative infection. Original material by Miss Lisa Moyes & Dr Clare Arneil.

7mins

7 Jun 2012

Rank #4

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Handwashing

The procedure of correct clinical handwashing required when dealing with patients. Handwashing is the single most important procedure for preventing nosocomial infection as hands are the most common route of transmission. Performed by Hannah Muir.

7mins

24 May 2012

Rank #5