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I completed my medical school and background EM training from India (Christian Medical College, Vellore and Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad) where I worked for 4 years. Following this, I devoted (with all my heart) about 1.5 years to do US Medical Licensing Exams. My stint towards an EM Residency in States did not work but it took me to places and it has been quite a journey. I then relocated to London, England to work as a Registrar (Non-Trainee) in A&E. This gave me an opportunity to better understand NHS, EM training pathways and more importantly the EM Mindsets in the United Kingdom. 

Currently, I am pursuing Higher Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine at South East Scotland Deanery where I have the honour and privilege of training under some of the most innovative brains in the field of Emergency Medicine. Over the past few years, I have realised that LEARNING and UNLEARNING (which can be challenging!) is equally important to deliver cutting edge care to our patients.And through this blog, I aspire to disseminate knowledge, assist trainees with exams and stay up to date with contemporary EM literature. I have always been an avid FOAMed supporter because FOAMed has always played an indispensable role during my training. 

Lakshay Chanana
ST4 EM Trainee 
Edinburgh, Scotland

Monday, April 27, 2015

Dog Bite/ Rabies: Things what you need to know

This week, I have a podcast for you. 

We are going to talk about Dog Bite/Rabies. The reason I chose this topic is because this is something which is still fairly common in India (Dog Bite) and the incidence of rabies in India has now been constant for about a decade. One of the reasons for this is poor knowledge of post exposure prophylaxis among medical professionals. I take you through the national guidelines for treating dog bites (Indian Guidelines).  I hope this will help to change the scenario:

Listen to the podcast. 
Find the show notes attached.