The Junior Doctor Survival Guide

The Junior Doctor Survival Guide

1st Edition - March 23, 2017

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  • Authors: Paul Watson, Joseph O'Brien
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780729542258

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Be punctual, hard-working and honest, but most importantly – be excellent. Written by residents, for interns and residents, the Junior Doctor Survival Guide is a thorough, focused summary of everything you need to know to get through your internship and residency (relatively) intact. It provides advice on seeking help from your senior clinicians, ensuring ethical practice and decision making, conducting an efficient ward round and carrying out emergency assessments and includes a concise overview of the salient features of specialist medical and surgical care in both in- and outpatient settings. Covering both clinical and professional contexts, this guide will support you to build your confidence in applying the principles you learned in medical school to the real world.

Key Features

  • Scenario boxes – how difficult conversations should be approached
  • Common medications – quick reference tables of common medications and dosages
  • Clinical abbreviations and acronyms – a comprehensive list of common abbreviations and acronyms used throughout clinical settings.
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Table of Contents

  • Section I: General information
    Chapter 1: Welcome to medical practice
    Chapter 2: The junior doctor
    Chapter 3: Careers
    Chapter 4: Professionalism
    Chapter 5: Communication
    Chapter 6: Teaching and education
    Chapter 7: Representation of Junior Doctors
    Chapter 8: Finances

    Section II: Initial Assessments
    Chapter 9: The emergency department
    Chapter 10: Critical care assessments
    Chapter 11: Initial assessment of patients: history and examination
    Chapter 12: Investigations: serology
    Chapter 13: Investigations: other pathology
    Chapter 14: Investigations: imaging
    Chapter 15: Making referrals
    Chapter 16: Admissions
    Chapter 17: Clinical procedures
    Chapter 18: The patient with mental illness
    Chapter 19: Forensic medicine
    Chapter 20: Notifiable diseases

    Section III: The Ward
    Chapter 21: The inpatient ward
    Chapter 22: Ward rounds
    Chapter 23: Inpatient prescribing
    Chapter 24: Managing fluids and infusions
    Chapter 26: The dying patient
    Chapter 27: The deceased patient
    Chapter 28: The preoperative patient
    Chapter 29: The operating theatre
    Chapter 30: The postoperative patient
    Chapter 31: Inpatient discharges
    Chapter 32: Allied health and clinical support staff
    Chapter 33: Unit meetings

    Section IV: Medical and surgical specialties
    Chapter 34:
    General medicine
    Chapter 35: Cardiology
    Chapter 36: Respiratory medicine
    Chapter 37: Gastroenterology
    Chapter 38: Renal medicine
    Chapter 39: Endocrinology
    Chapter 40: Neurology
    Chapter 41: Infectious Diseases
    Chapter 42: Medical oncology
    Chapter 43: Haematology
    Chapter 44: Rheumatology
    Chapter 45: General Surgery
    Chapter 46: Orthopaedic Surgery
    Chapter 47: Vascular Surgery
    Chapter 48: Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Chapter 49: Ear, nose and throat (ENT) and head and neck surgery
    Chapter 50: Neurosurgery
    Chapter 51: Plastic and reconstructive surgery
    Chapter 52: Urology

    Section V: Outpatients
    Chapter 53:
    Pre-admission clinic
    Chapter 54: Informed Consent
    Chapter 55: Medical outpatient clinics
    Chapter 56: Cardiology outpatients
    Chapter 57: Respiratory outpatients
    Chapter 58: Gastroenterology outpatients
    Chapter 59: Renal outpatients
    Chapter 60: Endocrine outpatients
    Chapter 61: Neurology outpatients
    Chapter 62: Medical oncology outpatients
    Chapter 63: Haematology outpatients
    Chapter 64: Rheumatology outpatients
    Chapter 65: Surgical clinics
    Chapter 66: General Surgery outpatients
    Chapter 67: Orthopaedic outpatients
    Chapter 68: Vascular outpatients
    Chapter 69: Cardiothoracic outpatients
    Chapter 70: Ear, nose and throat and head and neck outpatients
    Chapter 71: Neurosurgery outpatients
    Chapter 72: Plastic and reconstructive surgery outpatients
    Chapter 73: Urology outpatients

    Section VI: Appendices
    Appendix I: Common Medications
    Appendix II: Normal Lab values
    Appendix III: Microbiology
    Appendix IV: Antibiotics

Product details

  • No. of pages: 700
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: March 23, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780729542258

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Paul Watson

Joseph O'Brien

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