Saleyha Ahsan

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The Advocate

It’s the first day of February and today for the first time since the end of November, I’m allowing myself to breath easier. Not totally free but just easier. Not the normal free spirt, head in the clouds, chasing the ideas kind of breathing but slightly less tense, slightly relaxed...

Posted by Dr Saleyha Ahsan on 1 February 2018 | 0 Comments

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At the call of ‘cardiac arrest’, you swing into action – and try until all hope is gone

Imagine trying to save someone whose heart has stopped. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with rescue breaths is being delivered to maintain essential oxygen flow to the brain. But the heart has not started beating on its own again. How long should the doctor carry on before “making the call”? When should they stop...

Posted by Dr Saleyha Ahsan on 1 February 2018 | 0 Comments

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2018 and how life has changed forever

2018 didn't start as planned. All that anticipation of starting fresh with new projects and how you want to define the rest of the year disappeared into a mist of hospitals, consultant ward rounds and being at the mercy of someone else’s judgement and care.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 28 January 2018 | 2 Comments

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NHS needs more doctors, not targets

I want to abolish a management myth. Although only a mere A&E doctor, I do actually have an awareness of time. It is an essential element within patient care, drummed in from early student days. Time is the enemy.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 25 June 2010 | 0 Comments

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