Not all of a surgeon’s work is done in the operating theatre. In fact, most influence will come at the bedside and clinic. Knowing how to perform ward-based skills competently and safely is essential when training as a surgeon.
Using this section, learn how to perform important skills such as venepuncture and cannulation. Whilst a common procedure, often doctors will not be the ones regularly catheterising a patient, only when it is a particularly challenging case, therefore knowing the key steps for both male and female catheterisation is essential.
Knowing how to set up an intravenous infusion is essential, especially in scenarios where you are on your own or in an emergency.