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The essential doctor’s bag for 2015


I have a rectal thermometer for for those who request home visits for "fever so bad that they cant get out of bed" (and not taken paracetamol). Also PR mandatory for back pain home visits- WITHOUT LUBRICANT ( I done carry lubricants!) to rule out cauda equina syndrome. Our surgery home visits have dropped tremendously with these since I joined, also helped by the fact some OOH doctors laugh when some of our patients request home visit OOH eg for nits in head!!! The best one was an elderly gentleman who could "not see anything" and didn't want to call ambulance. His bulb was fused and changing it (by myself on home visit) helped!

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07 May 2015

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