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Crash Course: Foundation Doctor's Guide to Medicine and Surgery - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780723434405, 9780723437567

Crash Course: Foundation Doctor's Guide to Medicine and Surgery

2nd Edition

Series Editors: Daniel Horton-Szar
Authors: Miles Witham Paramjit Jeetley Emily Morton
eBook ISBN: 9780723437567
Imprint: Mosby Ltd.
Published Date: 31st March 2008
Page Count: 272

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Table of Contents

The basics Your first day What to write What to say Managing your work Preparing patients for theatre What to do when things go wrong Asking for and getting help Foundation programme Introduction Why has the training of doctors changed? People to know Job selection Competencies Teaching E-portfolio Significant event analysis (SEA) Work experience and study leave Specialty exams Feedback Careers advice What to do if you are having problems And after the foundation years? Specialist and GP training Fixed-term specialist training appointments Career posts Further information Practical procedures Preparing a patient for a procedure Venepuncture Cannulation Arterial blood gas (ABG) measurement Urinary catheterization – male Urinary catheterization – female SC and IM injections ECGs and cardiac monitors Lumbar puncture Nasogastric tubes Pleural tap Giving IV drugs and fluids Ascitic tap and/or drainage (paracentesis) Chest drain insertion Chest drain removal Central line placement Drug issues Pain control Constipation Nausea and vomiting Anticoagulation Steroids Sedation Blood and blood products Medical emergencies Cardiac arrest Acute MI Acute coronary syndromes Acute left ventricular failure Arrhythmias Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) Hyperosmolar non-ketotic state (HONK) Status epilepticus Meningococcal sepsis/meningitis Liver failure Upper GI bleed Acute renal failure Acute asthma Acute exacerbation of COPD Pulmonary embolism Pneumonia Pneumothorax Surgical emergencies The acute abdomen Acute appendicitis Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) Acute pancreatitis Bowel obstruction Diverticulitis Perforation Ischaemic gut Lower GI bleed Strangulated hernia Biliary colic and cholecystitis Acute limb ischaemia Testicular torsion Acute urinary retention Renal colic Medical presentations The sick patient Chest pain Acute breathlessness Hypotension Hypertension Tachycardias Bradycardias Nausea and vomiting Diarrhoea The unconscious patient ‘Off the legs’ The patient with a fever Fits Overdoses The swollen leg Confusion Collapses and falls Stroke Headache Surgical presentations Trauma Head injury Claudication Prostatism and chronic retention Groin and scrotal lumps Ulcers Varicose veins Interpreting blood results Full blood count Biochemistry ECG interpretation Patient and ECG details Heart rate Heart rhythm Cardiac Axis P waves PR interval QRS complex ST segments QT interval T waves Arrhythmias Clinical examination Cardiovascular examination Respiratory examination Abdominal examination Neurological examination Appendices Prescribing hints Glossary of abbreviations.

Key Features

  • Concise coverage of the essentials for on-the-ward reference
  • Symptom-based approach to acute medical and surgical presentations, with differential diagnoses and management
  • Separate sections on spotting and managing medical emergencies and surgical emergencies
  • Step-by-step guide to practical procedures
  • Enhanced chapter on ECG interpretation
  • New chapter on the Foundation Programme


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About the Series Editors

Daniel Horton-Szar

Affiliations and Expertise

Northgate Medical Practice, Canterbury, Kent, UK

About the Authors

Miles Witham

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Ageing and Health, Section of Ageing and Health, University of Dundee; Honorary Consultant Geriatrician, NHS Tayside, UK

Paramjit Jeetley

Affiliations and Expertise

Cardiology SpR, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK

Emily Morton

Affiliations and Expertise

F2 House Officer, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, UK