Medical Education

Jul
26

Simulators to Combat Maternal Mortality in Sierra Leone

One of the world’s most dangerous places to have a baby is the small African nation of Sierra Leone. Maternal mortality rates in Sierra Leone see 1,360 mothers dying per 100,000 live births. This is the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, with countries such as Finland or Greece at the other end of […]

By Joanna Aitkens | Anatomy . Medical Education . Medical Simulation
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Jun
14

Stan In Love? … It Must Be Summer! (Special Offer)

It’s that feelgood time of year – days are at their longest, we can finally ditch the winter jumpers and head to the countryside or the beach with our nearest and dearest. Summer is many people’s favorite season, but what’s perhaps surprising is that the warmer temperatures and brighter days could be having a real […]

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May
28

Hay fever – Nothing to Sniff About

If you’re one of the millions of people who start sneezing as soon as spring arrives and trees and flowers start to shower us with their pollen, then you’ll know exactly what hay fever is all about. Streaming eyes, blocked nose, sneezing, itching skin – it’s not a lot of fun. There’s still lots we […]

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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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Jun
20

Anorexia Isn’t Always About Teenage Girls

Adult Onset Anorexia Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are conditions which instantly bring to mind the stereotype of a teenager, usually a girl, who is struggling with multiple issues. We all know that eating disorders, and especially anorexia, have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, and there are an estimated 30 […]

By Joanna | Health . Medical Education
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