• Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 2 Issue 3 July 2017

    Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 2 Issue 3 July 2017

    Welcome to the fourth issue of the Future Leaders Communiqué, our sister publication to the Clinical Communiqué and the Residential Aged Care Communiqué. Since the launch of this version with junior practitioner inspired content, the response has been fantastic, with feedback telling us how well the issues are resonating with our recently graduated colleagues.

  • Golden Rules for General Surgery – Professor Jonathan Serpell

    Golden Rules for General Surgery – Professor Jonathan Serpell

    Always see the patient, take a history and examine them and record your findings in the patient record – More mistakes are made in medicine by not looking than by not knowing. Avoid phone orders without reviewing the patient. The clinical assessment of the patient should be the baseline against which all other information, including […]

  • Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 2 Issue 4 October 2017

    Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 2 Issue 4 October 2017

    Welcome to our final issue of the Future Leaders Communiqué for 2017. Our guest editor for this issue is Dr Noha Ferrah who is currently working as a surgical resident at The Alfred Hospital. Noha completed a post-graduate Doctor of Medicine at Melbourne University and has a strong interest in general and trauma surgery.

  • A quick guide to leg ulcers

    A quick guide to leg ulcers

    Leg ulcers are one of the more challenging clinical problems that confront health professionals in Nursing Homes (NH) as well as in hospitals. Clinicians are often presented with difficult-to-heal chronic wounds of unclear aetiology. In order to ensure timely healing outcomes, it is important to establish the cause of ulceration and assess for other contributing factors before embarking on treatment. The aim of treatment is to correct the underlying cause and optimise the state of the wound bed.

  • Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 3 Issue 2 April 2018

    Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 3 Issue 2 April 2018

    Welcome to the April 2018 issue of the Future Leaders Communiqué. In this issue, we will review the coronial inquest into the death of a woman shortly after her attendance at a small rural hospital. The doctor presiding over this patient’s care was a junior doctor who was operating in an under-resourced and under-supported environment. This is not an uncommon experience for junior doctors, so we have decided to explore this area further in this issue.

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