Hands-on Guide for Junior Doctors, The

Author: Anna Donald

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  • ISBN: 9781444334661
  • Author: Anna Donald
  • Publ Date: 2011-04-15
  • Edition: 4
  • Pages: 288
  • Imprint: BLACKWELL *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 13905

Table of Contents :

Introduction.
How to use this book.
Acknowledgements.
Dedication.
Abbreviations.
1 Starting up.
2 Getting organized or The Folder .
3 Paperwork and electronic medical records.
4 Accident and emergency.
5 Becoming a better doctor.
6 Cardiac arrests and crash calls.
7 Common calls.
8 Death and dying.
9 Drugs.
10 Handle with care.
11 Approach to the medical patient.
12 Pain.
13 Practical procedures.
14 Radiology.
15 Surgery.
16 General practice.
17 Self-care.
Appendices: Useful tests, numbers and other information.
Index.
Further resources.

Description:

Are you about to start the Foundation Programme? Do youknow what to expect and how to thrive?

The Hands-on Guide for Junior Doctors, Fourth Edition, isthe ultimate, practical guide for junior doctors and medicalstudents. It helps you tackle the emotional, intellectual andphysical demands of being a new doctor and allays commoninsecurities to help you make the most of your time in clinicalpractice.

This book tells you how to prepare for the daily rigours ofhospital life, and will help you meet the required standard. Itprovides advice on getting started in placements, and helps youdevelop confidence, with tips on what to do as a junior member ofthe hospital team, and how to deal with common calls andemergencies. There is also an invaluable chapter on how to performthe practical procedures you ll be assessed on.

With the Foundation Programme such a demanding process, bothphysically and emotionally, this book also provides the kind ofinformation you don t get at medical school, for example, howto look after yourself throughout your training.

Take the stress out of the Foundation Programme with TheHands-on Guide!


Review:

"Intended for new doctors or those finishing the last year ofmedical school, this handbook provides a practical introduction tohandling common medical scenarios, as well as discussion of thedaily work life of a doctor." (Book News, 1 August 2011)
"The Hands-on Guide for Junior Doctors is a one stop guide for anew, and perhaps nervous graduate from medical school who is aboutto start their first job in August. It s a manual that tellsyou exactly what to expect and what to do at your job.
After graduating from medical school, our brains may be brimmingwith medical knowledge, facts and figures. However, this does notin any way prepare us for the practical aspects of the job. Thistitle literally takes you on a journey of every possible situationand scenario that you may encounter as a JD. It identifies theproblem and chalks out a detailed management plan that JD can useand implement at their jobs.
Another great element of the book is the section commoncalls . It lists and goes through all the medical issues thatJDs usually get called for. There is a very resourceful andsystematic approach described to tackle each problem. So, while atmedical school we are taught what are the things we need to do forchest pain, this book literally tell you step by step what to do.The title is just like a car manual!
I think the layout and content is excellent. It s a quickand easy read. It covers all the main topics. The table of contentsis very thorough and makes any topic easy to find. I am not sure ofany other book in the market that achieves what this title verybeautifully captures. I would recommend the book to every newgraduate starting their first job! The book is an insiderinformation guide that can take many months to learn. With the helpof this book, the information and resources are at your finger tipsbefore you even start!
Southampton medical student graduating in 2012

Author Biography:

Anna Donald is late of Bazian Ltd and UniversityCollege London
Michael Stein is at Map of Medicine, London,and Hearst Corporation, New York
Ciaran Scott Hill is a Specialty Trainee inNeurosurgery, London


 

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