A new UCEM guideline is out: "Putting Patients at Ease". Apparently the best way to learn how to do something is to first learn how NOT to do it.
Chest X-Rays (CXR) are routine investigation in clinical practice and consequently it is important for medical students and clinician’s alike to know how to interpret them. There are many approaches to CXR interpretation, each trying to ensure that key abnormalities are identified and no area is overlooked.
We turn to Osler to find out why examinations are necessary stumbling blocks in the path of the true student of medicine.