Due to do my first BATLS course

#1
I have a medical cadetship and half way through my fourth year. Ive managed to get myself on a BATLS course at Hasler in May.
I have the BATLS 2009 manual and have just started to go through it.
I would just like to know if any qualified doctors (or anyone else that thinks they can help- nurses, CMT etc) on here can give me advise on what I should try and get experience of (clinical skills wise) before attending the course.

Theres a lot in the manual to get through and with medical schoool work too i may not complete it before the course. I just would like a few pointers on what to concentrate on so that I will get thr most out of the course.

thanks in advance
 
#3
I did it yonks ago but would recommend following the manual exactly. Sorry!

The examiners were sticklers for exact skills and didn't credit anything learnt on attachment / idiosyncracies

That said, the build up phase was enjoyable and the examiners were a good bunch who wanted to help you pass

Leave your MO/ medical student head at home and become open to the BATLS / ATLS way of doing things

Just try to stay calm in the practical exams and don't fret too much
 
#4
moving-target-survivor said:
I did it yonks ago but would recommend following the manual exactly. Sorry!

The examiners were sticklers for exact skills and didn't credit anything learnt on attachment / idiosyncracies

That said, the build up phase was enjoyable and the examiners were a good bunch who wanted to help you pass

Leave your MO/ medical student head at home and become open to the BATLS / ATLS way of doing things

Just try to stay calm in the practical exams and don't fret too much
thanks, I suppose i need to get reading that manual then!
 
#5
You need to go through the Batls manual. The course is only a few days so you'll need a good understanding of what its about before you pitch up. Read and get used to CABC as part of your primary survey.... Good luck
 
#6
Commit the RISENFALL mnemonic to memmory. Alot of people struggle to get their head around this whilst being bombarded with all sorts of other info.
 

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