So after what feels like the longest term I have ever spent at university,I’m finally home with my family. I do have work tomorrow though which is a bit of a shame as I would have liked one more day at home to relax but I have to think of the dollar…
Due to the 14 and a half hour shifts that I’m taking on at work, I have to be really productive with my time. I’m aiming to try and finish my audit by the end of this week so that I don’t have to worry about it.
I don’t think I’ve spoken about what mine is about so i’ll briefly tell you about it:
Firstly, let me start off by explaining what an audit actually is. Audits are ways in which healthcare professionals measure the quality of the care that they provide. It’s not something that is solely undertaken in healthcare but other sectors also conduct audits. It is a way of measuring the standard of care you provide against the agreed national standards of what you should be doing.
Previously in fourth year, everyone had to conduct an audit by measuring the standards in the practice that they were placed in and present their findings as a poster as a pair. This year however, we have each been individually asked to audit around a topic of our interest and outline the findings in a 2000 word essay.
My audit is on the prescribing of the combined oral contraceptive pill in women aged 35 and above with a BMI over 30. It’s quite an interesting audit and in particular, the physiology behind it – I’m planning a blog post soon about the current obesity epidemic we are currently facing.