Hands-on Guide for Junior Doctors / Edition 3

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Part of the Blackwell foundation programme collection

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. It contains new material to reflect the changes in PRHO training and the development of foundation programmes.

This book tells you how to prepare for the actual daily rigours of hospital life and is an essential guide for surviving your first year as a junior doctor.

It covers the personal aspects of being a doctor, outlining the realities of ward life including paperwork, self-care and guidance sections on arranging your finances and organising the next job.

It also provides the day-to-day reality of clinical life such as responding to acute emergencies, common ward calls, drug prescribing and carrying out practical procedures.

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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: 9781405136099
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Series: Hands-on Guides Series, #7
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Anna Donald, is CEO, Bazian Ltd and Clinical Lecturer, School of Public Policy, UCL. She is also Kennedy Fellow, Harvard University

Mike Stein is Project Director, Medic-to-Medic, Royal Free Hospital

James Teo is a prize-winning final year student at Royal Free Medical School, who will be commencing his first PRHO job in August 2004.

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Table of Contents

1. Starting up.

2. Getting organized (the folder).

3. Paperwork.

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. Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

17. General practice.

18. Self care.

Appendix A: Useful tests, numbers and other information.

Appendix B: Diagrams for explaining procedures to patients

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