Introducing a realistic and reusable quinsy simulator (2016)

Type of publication:
Journal article

Author(s):
*Giblett, N, *Hari, C

Citation:
The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, Feb 2016, vol. 130, no. 2, p. 201-203

Abstract:
An increasing number of inexperienced doctors are rotating through otolaryngology departments and providing care to ENT patients. Numerous acute ENT conditions require basic surgical or technical intervention; hence, effective and efficient simulation induction training has become paramount in providing a safe yet valuable educational environment for the junior clinician. Whilst simulation has developed over the years for numerous ENT skills, to date there has not been a realistic and easily reproducible model for teaching the skills to manage one of the most common ENT emergencies, a peritonsillar abscess or ‘quinsy’. We have adapted the Laryngotech trainer, a well-established ENT simulation tool, to present a readily accessible, reusable and realistic simulation model. The model provides safe training for the drainage of quinsy.

Practical Otolaryngology for Junior Doctors (2015)

Type of publication:
Book

Author(s):
Thomas Frederick Charles Saunders, Editors: Alistair Mitchell-Innes and *Duncan Bowyer

Citation:
Doctors Academy Publications; 1st edition
ISBN-13: 978-9380573076

Abstract:

This book is designed to guide the junior doctor through an Otolaryngology (ENT) rotation from the first referrals to the practical procedures carried out on a daily basis. ENT departments throughout the world will have different ways of managing particular conditions; however, this book will give the user a framework to deliver good quality clinical care and develop skills with confidence wherever one is working. All information is presented in an easy to digest format to give a handy reference guide on how to manage the hugely varied conditions that are dealt with by Otolaryngology. This makes the book an ideal companion to keep in an on-call bag or clinic room. The advice provided in this book is practical and very clear, with good explanations about simple procedures for settling difficult situations. Information is also provided about looking after patients on the ward following common ENT/Head and Neck operations. An ENT junior doctor should feel more confident quickly after checking through this book for advice, as well as knowing when to escalate a problem to a more knowledgeable senior doctor, if the patient is not improving.