The Washington Manual Internship Survival Guide / Edition 4

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This 4th edition of The Washington Manual Internship Survival Guide contains all the essential information needed for a successful internship.

Designed to help residents improve their skills from their very first day on the wards, this pocket-size reference book offers practical medical advice for the top 10 workups and common calls and complaints residents will encounter during their rotations, including key history, what not to miss, and when to call for help.

• Includes a quick-reference detachable 12-panel pocket card with step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations of procedures
• New sections offer valuable insights into patient safety and risk management
• Expanded coverage gives reader a better understanding of pain management and critical care
• Thorough updates give residents the most current medical practices

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP(Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: As stated in its title, this is a concise review of how to survive a PGY-1. The third edition includes more up-to-date thinking and is a welcome upgrade. This guide is complimentary to the other books in the Washington Manual series.
Purpose: It is intended to point out "what not to miss" and to serve as reference to develop an approach to critical thinking, which it does well. Of particular value is the pocket-sized card of procedural skills and the "what not to miss" element.
Audience: It does have a limited audience, i.e. those entering their PGY-1 year, although it has great value for medical students in clinical clerkships to give them an excellent background and practical knowledge of what will be expected of them in the future.
Features: This is a hands-on practical book that appropriately includes "Accumulating Your War Chest" reference material, what to have in your pocket versus your locker versus your laptop. There are innumerable tips on how to work with others, what to expect from coworkers and what they will expect from you, how to handle the common, distracting calls and how to minimize their impact on your time management.
Assessment: This is a great book that I wish I had available (too many years ago). But it is here now and every PGY-1 resident should invest in it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451143249
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 3/25/2013
  • Edition description: Fourth
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 448,559
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Keys to Survival 1

2 ACLS Algorithms 2

3 Accumulating Your War Chest 5

4 Useful Formulas 10

5 Triage 15

6 Cross-Coverage 17

7 Patient and Staff Relations 20

8 Admissions 27

9 Daily Assessments 33

10 Other Notes of Importance 36

11 Discharges 39

12 Top Ten Workups 41

13 Common Calls and Complaints 66

14 Pain Control 74

15 Therapeutic Considerations 78

16 Tools of the Trade (Fluids, Electrolytes, Electrocardiography, Radiology) 86

17 Approach to Consultation 124

18 Guide to Procedures 187

19 Critical Care Notes 194

20 Final Touches 204

Index 208

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