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Venepuncture Members Public

Venepuncture involves taking blood from a patient's vein. This is often very useful in the acutely unwell patients; pneumonia, pancreatitis or cholecystitis as it gives an indication of the severity of the conditions. There are a number of ways to do this; vacutainer system, needle and syringe or butterfly. Please

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Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) Members Public

Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) or peak flow measures how fast a person can exhale from their lungs. It is measured with a device called a peak flow meter, and is useful in measuring the degree of obstruction in the airways. Patients with airway disease such as asthma can often

Doctor Khalid
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Knee Examination Members Public

The examination of the knee is a key musculoskeletal examination to master. It is commonly tested in OSCE exams. More importantly, if you end up working in general practice or in the emergency department, chances are you will need to be able to distinguish between a simple strain and damage

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