Raby Radiology Survival Course

Used under creative commons licence of Herbert

Used under creative commons licence of Herbert

Looking for a relevant, concise and effective refresher course in radiology?  Nigel Raby, consultant radiologist in Glasgow, has been running his X-ray Survival Course for several years now, and provided hundreds of new A&E doctors with the specific advice required not to miss the important bits of hand, foot, ankle, knee and other common xrays found in the emergency setting.

Rural GPs who work in community hospitals will also find this course useful.  Whether it’s remembering how to interpret a 6 year old’s elbow xray (remember CRITOL?), or knowing how to detect the more subtle changes associated with tibial plateau fractures, the course provides all this instruction in one compact day – and at good value.

Full details are on the Raby X-Ray Survival Course website.  There is an associated book which is found in many A&Es across Scotland, and a new edition is due out later next year (current supplies are very limited).

I did the course as an A&E SHO 5 years ago, and returned to Glasgow to repeat the course last month.  I’m under no sponsorship or commission (!) but would highly recommend the course to anyone who needs a no-nonsense, professionally delivered, rapid-fire refresher training to keep competencies and professional confidence at a satisfactory level.

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