The Hands-on Guide for Junior Doctors [NOOK Book]


The Hands-on Guide for Junior Doctors is a practical book for junior doctors and medical students making the transition from Medical School to life on the Wards.

This book is designed to help the reader prepare for the actual daily rigours of hospital life and is an essential guide for surviving the first years as a junior doctor.

It covers the personal aspects of being ...

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The Hands-on Guide for Junior Doctors is a practical book for junior doctors and medical students making the transition from Medical School to life on the Wards.

This book is designed to help the reader prepare for the actual daily rigours of hospital life and is an essential guide for surviving the first years as a junior doctor.

It covers the personal aspects of being a doctor and the day-to-day reality of clinical life such as responding to acute emergencies, dealing with common calls, drug prescribing and carrying out practical procedures.

Unique to this book are sections on getting organized, arranging your finances, selecting a computer, organising the next job and how to practise evidence-based medicine.

*clearly explains how to do everything required of a house officer
*instructs on procedures
*helps in diagnosing common symptoms
*protocols for dealing with common diseases
*describes ward calls, paperwork and self-care
*new co-author to ensure that clinical details are updated
*additional material in procedures section and on pay, tax and government guidelines

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Editorial Reviews

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"Intended for new doctors or those finishing the last year of medical school, this handbook provides a practical introduction to handling common medical scenarios, as well as discussion of the daily work life of a doctor." (Book News, 1 August 2011)

"The Hands-on Guide for Junior Doctors is a one stop guide for a new, and perhaps nervous graduate from medical school who is about to start their first job in August. It’s a manual that tells you exactly what to expect and what to do at your job.

After graduating from medical school, our brains may be brimming with medical knowledge, facts and figures. However, this does not in any way prepare us for the practical aspects of the job. This title literally takes you on a journey of every possible situation and scenario that you may encounter as a JD. It identifies the problem and chalks out a detailed management plan that JD can use and implement at their jobs.

Another great element of the book is the section “common calls”. It lists and goes through all the medical issues that JDs usually get called for. There is a very resourceful and systematic approach described to tackle each problem. So, while at medical school we are taught what are the things we need to do for chest 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 quick and easy read. It covers all the main topics. The table of contents is very thorough and makes any topic easy to find. I am not sure of any other book in the market that achieves what this title very beautifully captures. I would recommend the book to every new graduate starting their first job! The book is an insider information guide that can take many months to learn. With the help of this book, the information and resources are at your finger tips before you even start!

Southampton medical student graduating in 2012

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444398953
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/13/2011
  • Series: Hands-on Guides , #11
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.05 (w) x 7.19 (h) x 0.59 (d)
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Anna Donald is late of Bazian Ltd and University College London

Michael Stein is at Map of Medicine, London, and Hearst Corporation, New York

Ciaran Scott Hill is a Specialty Trainee in Neurosurgery, London

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Table of Contents


How to use this book.




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.


Further resources.

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