Having discussed preparing to become a mentee and deciding what you want to achieve from the role, Gerardo Poli explains how to approach – and ask – a prospective mentor.5 mins
What do you want to achieve from your relationship with your mentor? Gerardo Poli urges mentees to consider this before beginning their search, to ensure a successful partnership.8 mins
Gerardo Poli offers advice to help prepare students and new graduates for being taken under someone’s wing once they enter practice.
If you worked over the festive season – while family and friends relaxed and spent time together – Hubert Hiemstra has a message for you: be proud of yourself.
Hubert Hiemstra describes the collection of blood to carry out an autotransfusion, as well as two methods of administering the blood back into the patient.8 mins
Having considered the criteria for when to resect part of the small intestine, Gerardo Poli discusses how to keep the rest of the abdomen sterile when carrying out the procedure.
…that is the question when assessing intestinal viability. To help, Gerardo Poli discusses the five criteria he uses when deciding whether to remove a section of small intestine.
Someone, somewhere wants to know something you consider as given knowledge, says Hubert Hiemstra – so pass it on…
Having had no mobile phone signal for two weeks while on a family holiday, Hubert Hiemstra ponders our use of technology and whether we should be more sensible with it.12 mins
Hubert Hiemstra concludes this series by discussing the aspect of making mistakes that will likely make your palms sweat and your heart race: telling the client something has gone wrong.
Having dealt with the fear of making mistakes, Hubert Hiemstra – in the second of a three-part series – outlines the course of action for how to respond when the worst happens.10 mins
Hubert Hiemstra, in the first of a three-part series, urges readers to challenge themselves as, though avoiding such situations will protect you from failure in the short term, it'll hinder your ability to succeed.
Ever been perplexed by the lack of improvement in a clinical case? Gerardo Poli discusses how going back to the start can help you reach a different prognosis.
Hubert Hiemstra looks at how conference delegates can maximise the knowledge gleaned from the sessions they attend, and ensure they use this new-found wisdom on their return in practice.12 mins
Hubert Hiemstra discusses how he used the principles of hydroponics to boost his understanding – and increase his knowledge – of circulatory shock in critically ill patients.
Having described how to perform this examination in part one, Gerardo Poli explains how to interpret the results in a clinical setting.5 mins
Gerardo Poli provides an introduction to performing and interpreting these examinations. Includes video content.
If things get too complicated, start from the beginning and seek clarity, advises Gerardo Poli – it is a “simple but powerful” way to identify things you may have missed and provide you with a pathway forward.
Tip of the Week author Gerardo Poli explains how the most effective way to learn about a specific subject is to prepare to teach it to someone else.5 mins
What happens next? Some clients may be unsure – so Gerardo Poli discusses the importance of communicating the treatment agenda during consults to help build client trust.