Have you ever been so exhausted with making decisions at work that you decide you just want pizza for dinner (any pizza, as long as someone else decides the toppings)? This decision fatigue (1) is a very real experience for all types of doctors and health professionals who spend their day taking important decisions with life or… Read More Why your #healthtech pizza can’t have too many toppings.
As most medics have to fit in their CPD (continual professional development) around seeing patients, meetings and life in general, there is a wealth of professional podcasts on offer. Although some of these are quite specialised, many of them use easily understandable language with explanation of specialist terms used to make them accessible to all… Read More Learning on the go
One of the joys of working in medicine is the life long learning as an individual but also as a profession. On the back of new data from the TARN database reflecting the reality of clinicians, there has been much talk as to how to assess and treat older patients who have had trauma. First of… Read More Silver trauma for the non specialist.
Like many ED physicians I’ve had patients coming up to me asking about the use of smart watches to monitor their heart rate. As the cardiologist Dr Weiss pertinently explains below, most of these younger and fitter patients are not of the demographics in whom screening should be taking place for atrial fibrillation. Even when… Read More Too many AF arrhythmias on the apple watch?