Junior Doctor's Guide to Cardiology

Junior Doctor's Guide to Cardiology

by Mann Ian, Critoph Christopher, Coats Caroline, Peter Collins
     
 

'The transition between medical student and junior doctor is both stressful and demanding. The learning curve is extremely steep, and even more so in the world of specialist medicine - Senior doctors expect a lot of their juniors and, as a result, people often feel out of their depth and may feel too embarrassed to tell their seniors when they don't understand

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'The transition between medical student and junior doctor is both stressful and demanding. The learning curve is extremely steep, and even more so in the world of specialist medicine - Senior doctors expect a lot of their juniors and, as a result, people often feel out of their depth and may feel too embarrassed to tell their seniors when they don't understand something - ' - from the Preface Boost your confidence. This is a user-friendly manual for the junior doctor. Concise and easy to read, it is invaluable for day-to-day clinical cardiology while out on the wards. It provides a logical, stepwise guide through the more common problems encountered in cardiology and assists with clinical practice and decision making. Complications, prognoses and comprehensive explanations of investigations aid in understanding why certain tests are requested and how to interpret their results. The Junior Doctor's Guide to Cardiology helps you to make informed, confident decisions and gives you the assurance to optimise your time in cardiology. When I first entered medical school, a very wise senior tutor said to me, 'Collins, learn the basics and you won't go far wrong!' The problem is in defining the basics and how to identify them. I am sure this book will help you and hopefully entice you into the wonderful and expanding world of cardiology - good luck and don't forget 'learn the basics!' From the foreword by Peter Collins

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Reviewer: Patrick T Campbell, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is an introductory book for both medical students and interns on the basics of cardiovascular disease.
Purpose: It is designed to be a quick reference guide for medical students and interns during their ward rotations. It successfully provides a quick reference for many of the basic concepts in cardiology.
Audience: The intended audience is relatively inexperienced care providers, nurse practitioner and physician assistant students, medical students, and interns caring for patients with cardiovascular diseases.
Features: The book reviews the basic concepts of cardiovascular medicine from the initial history and physical examination to the basics of ECG interpretation. The information is clearly presented with supporting images and diagrams. Concise algorithms and tables help to organize key facts. The book provides a step-by-step guide necessary for the initial and basic evaluation of patients with common conditions such as chest pain, shortness of breath, and palpitations. There are also references for more in-depth reading.
Assessment: This is a useful tool for introducing inexperienced healthcare providers to basic concepts of the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease. The information is presented in a concise and easily understood format that allows quick and easy assimilation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846195570
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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