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Medicine OSPE: Important Drugs and Instruments

Compiled by: Muhammad Mohsin Ali (Batch '18) These are the important drugs and instruments for medicine OSPE as per EMW. DRUGS Digoxin: Beta blockers: Major cardioselective Beta blockers are: Atenolol, Esmolol, Metoprolol, Bisoprolol Salbutamol: ACEIs: CCBs: Diuretics: Diazepam: Lidocaine: Adrenaline: Atropine: Dopamine: Dobutamine: Nor-epinephrine: MgSO4:: NaHCO3 25 % D/W:  Used to restore blood glucose lvels in hypoglycemia, and as a source of carbohydrate calories.  Heparin: Insulin: INSTRUMENTS Vials: ETT: Laryngoscope: NG Tube: Foley's Catheter: IV line: Bladder Wash: LP Needle: Urine Bag: If you haven't seen this yet, I cannot help you. Double Lumen Catheter: Sangstaken Blakemore Tube:

Results of the 1st All Pak Blog Competition, 2k17

Hello peeps! Its been a while since we announced the first of its kind All Pak Blog Writing Competition 2017! The entries we received were fun to read, and even more fun to judge. Ranging from serious and somewhat lachrymose writings to hilarious pieces, medical students from all over Pakistan pretty much showcased their creative abilities in a great way! The results took us a while, because from the quality of the blogs we received, it was a tad tough to single out the best one. Which leads me to wonder, when did people get this creative! :O After careful review and selection (over more than 2 mugs of coffee), we present to you *DJ music as drum roll is archaic* THE WINNERS! *** First up is the serious category: Asna Safdar took the prize with a wonderful piece, reflective and intuitive at the same time. It captured our hearts, and we hope it will capture yours too. [ Click Here to Read ] *** The humorous category as always, was more versatile, and hence

Of Placebos and Phantom Limbs

This blog won the 1st Prize in the KEMUNITED 1st All Pak Blog Writing, Competition, 2017, in the Serious Category. By Asna Safdar, Final Year MBBS (2017) I Years ago, on waking up in a hospital bed after a minor surgery that my parents decided I was too young to handle the information of beforehand, as the anesthesia subsided, I didn’t have to ask. I knew, instantly. Something had gone missing inside. But I had thought that would be all. What I wasn’t going to know for a long time to come was: You don’t always have to go to an operation theatre, submit to the numbing painlessness of the anesthesia, leave yourself at the mercy of a stranger’s scalpel to have a part of you removed. For most episodes of loss, life offers no anesthesia, no prior orientation to the process, no drugs to provide insensitivity to the ruthlessness of breaching the sanctity, violating the integrity of your existence, no artful delicacy, no surgical precision. There are no painkillers to help you d

A Journey From The First To The Last Bench!

This blog won 1st Place in the All Pak Blog Competition, 2017 in Humorous Category. By Anum Khaliq, Final Year MBBS When I entered the med-school after bearing sleepless nights and matchless hardwork in matric and F.Sc, it was like a dream coming true. However, my era (time) to date has rightly compelled me to say that life in a med-school is not more than a set of missions and u have to accomplish most of them without any *leavemealone or *betterthanwalking cheat-codes! :p Lets have a look at how I am a sucker at most of things! You can always grab a cup of tea before starting! 1. Mission Waking-up in the Morning!  “Press your clothes in the night!” “I have, mommy” “Seniors nae tang tau nae kiya?” “Nae kiya” “Allah hafiz” “Yeah, do wake me up before sunrise! And Allah Hafiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiizzzzzzzzzz” (I have a bad habit of slanging “hafiz” I always do!) Was my first conversation with my mother on my first night in hostel. A conversation