The Hands-on Guide for Junior Doctors / Edition 4

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The Hands-on Guide for Junior Doctors / Edition 4

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781444334661
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/17/2011
Series: Hands-on Guides Series , #9
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

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

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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