The Mental State Examination (MSE)

The  mental state examination  (MSE) is a structured way of observing and describing a patient’s current state of mind, under the domains of appearance, attitude, behaviour, mood, affect, speech, tho…

Basic Life Support (BLS): What is BLS?

This  basic   life   support (BLS)  guide aims to provide an overview of performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a hospital setting. The guide is based on the   Resuscitation Council (UK) g…

Interpretation of Arterial Blood Gases (ABGs)

Arterial blood gases (ABG's) is a blood test which is used to give an indication of ventilation, gas exchange and acid-base status and is taken from an arterial blood supply . It should be noted …