Intern 101

A list of all the notes I've made for high-yield things to know as a junior medical officer.
Intern 101

Some diseases fall into multiple areas and so will be listed under such headings.

Procedural & Practical Skills

  1. Venous Blood Gas (VBG)
  2. Urinary catheterisation
  3. Venepuncture
  4. Cannulation
  5. Ultrasound-guided cannulation
  6. Arterial Blood Gas (ABG)
  7. Nasogastric tube insertion
  8. Suturing
  9. Donning & doffing

Medical Emergencies

  1. Shock
  2. Anaphylaxis
  3. Sepsis
  4. Acute Pulmonary Oedema (APO)
  5. Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) with ST-elevation
  6. ACS without ST-elevation
  7. Broad complex tachycardia
  8. Narrow complex tachycardia
  9. Atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response
  10. Bradycardia
  11. Acute asthma
  12. Acute exacerbation of COPD
  13. Pneumothorax (& subtypes)
  14. Pneumonia
  15. Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
  16. Meningitis
  17. Encephalitis
  18. Status epilepticus
  19. Head injury
  20. Raised intracranial pressure
  21. Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
  22. Hyperosmolar Hyperglycaemic State (HHS)
  23. Thyroid emergencies
  24. Addisonian crisis
  25. Paracetamol poisoning
  26. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS)
  27. Serotonin toxicity
  28. Hypothermia
  29. Febrile neutropaenia

Physical Examination

  1. Cardiovascular examination
  2. Respiratory examination
  3. Abdominal examination
  4. Neurological examination: lower limb
  5. Neurological examination: upper limb
  6. Neurological examination: cranial nerve
  7. Abbreviated neurological examination for ED
  8. Musculoskeletal examination: lower limb
  9. Musculoskeletal examination: upper limb
  10. Mental Status Examination (MSE)

Clinical Pharmacology

  1. Useful Resources
  2. Analgesia
  3. Aperients
  4. Fluids
  5. Anti-diabetics
  6. Antibiotics

Surgical Emergencies

  1. Acute abdomen
  2. Acute upper GI bleeding

Ward Calls / Presenting Complaints

  1. Shortness of breath
  2. Chest pain
  3. Fever
  4. Hypotension
  5. Tachycardia
  6. Hypoxia (↓ SpO2)
  7. Headache
  8. Confusion / ↓ level of consciousness

Investigations

  1. A Comprehensive List of Investigations
  2. Electrocardiograph (ECG)
  3. Chest X-ray (CXR)
  4. Blood gases (VBGs & ABGs)
  5. Full Blood Count (FBC)
  6. Urea, Electrolytes and Creatinine (UEC)
  7. Liver Function Test (LFT)
  8. Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphate (CMP)
  9. Thyroid function tests
  10. CT Scans
  11. MRI Scans