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Apr
30

Reducing Maternal Mortality: Effective Training In Emergency Cesarean Deliveries

Nobody wants to think of worst case scenarios in childbirth, least of all the laboring mother. But it’s something which medical professionals have to think about and keep thinking about until the baby is safely delivered. It’s one of the rare medical situations when you have two patients, both of which need constant monitoring. In […]

By Joanna Aitkens | Medical Simulation
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Apr
24

Stop The Bleed

Did you know that hemorrhage is the #1 cause of civilian and combat deaths? If you were faced with an emergency situation and a person was bleeding heavily in front of you, what do you think you would need to do before the emergency services arrived? 

By Joanna Aitkens | Medical Simulation . TCCC Training
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Mar
01

How Do Students Benefit From Skills Labs?

A growing and ageing world population means that the demand for skilled medical personnel is higher than ever. In the USA alone there are over 3 million registered nurses and almost a million doctors. The UK’s NHS is the country’s biggest employer. Every year, thousands of students embark on a new career in medicine, whether […]

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Nov
02

What is Sepsis?

There’s a growing awareness of sepsis as a potentially life-threatening condition. In August 2016, the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) branded the condition a “medical emergency”, after figures showing that 72% of patients diagnosed with sepsis had recently been seen by a doctor or nurse who had failed to make the initial diagnosis. The […]

By Joanna | Medical Education
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Oct
18

Healthcare for the Ageing Generation

The world’s population is the oldest it has ever been. The number of people aged 60 or over has tripled since 1950 and is on course to reach 2.1 billion by 2050. An ageing population used to be a developed world phenomenon but better healthcare across the globe, and a decreasing birth-rate, means that it’s […]

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Oct
12

First Aid – What Should Be Left to the Professionals?

If you’re not medically trained, would you know what to do in an emergency first aid situation? What about if you’re first on the scene of a car accident, or when someone has a heart attack and needs urgent medical intervention to save their life? One of the main barriers to giving prompt attention to […]

By Joanna | Medical Education
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Jul
10

The Future is 2D

 Credit: Karin Söderlund Leifler We’ve all heard of graphene – the ground-breaking 2D material which has been developed by a team of British scientists and is thought to have huge possibilities for filtering water among other things. But although the most famous, graphene isn’t the only 2D material out there and development continues apace to […]

By Joanna | Biology . Physics . Science
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Jun
28

Graphene Sieve Makes Seawater Drinkable

If there’s an early contender for the word of 2017, it has to be ‘graphene’. Scientists, from the University of Manchester, first developed graphene in 2004 as the world’s first 2D material. Graphene is just one atom thick – one million times thinner than a human hair – and is 200 times stronger than steel. […]

By Joanna | Physics . Science
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