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Acute care

ABC assessment

The WHO “Basic Emergency Care: approach to the acutely ill and injured”(Geneva: WHO and ICRC 2018) course is open access online. The workbook contains lots of helpful information. The first module covers ABC assessment

https://www.who.int/publications-detail/basic-emergency-care-approach-to-the-acutely-ill-and-injured

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Acute care Medical guidelines

WHO and mhGAP

Today we have made sure that you should be able to access the full WHO website via the phones. There are many excellent resources here. If you have had any difficulty accessing the links I’ve flagged on the website previously, I hope this will now be resolved. There should also be a new link on your phones which takes you to the mhGAP intervention guide. This is produced by the WHO and is a very helpful guide on mental health, neurological and substance abuse disorders, for health care workers in non-specialist settings. I think this may prove very useful; you can click through the flow charts to use it as a decision making tool when assessing patients. Let me know what you think!https://www.paho.org/mhgap/en/

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Acute care Medical tips

Rapid Neurological assessment of a patient with an altered mental state

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Charts/tables/references Medical tips

GCS assessment

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Charts/tables/references

References

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Acute care

Organophosphorus Poisoning

Click on the link for a summary of how to assess and manage a patient with organophosphorus poisoning ( as requested). I will upload some useful references too as you will not be able to access the sites directly on your devices

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Acute care

Poisoning

Click on the link for an aide memoire for managing patients who present with accidental or deliberate poisoning. Hope it helps!