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Surgical Emergencies: what the intern needs to know


Peter Devitt

Consultant Surgeon
Chair MCQ Panel of Examiners
Australian Medical Council


Starting internship can be challenging - particularly on surgical wards, where the newly qualified doctor will often be faced with managing ill patients with life-threatening problems. This tutorial is designed to help provide some guidance on how to approach some of the common and important emergencies that the intern is likely to encounter.

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