Medical trainees must maintain a portfolio which provides evidence that they have met the competencies required by the curriculum. This is presented as part of the annual review of competence progression (ARCP) which each trainee must pass in order to move up to the next year of training. Planning and maintaining a portfolio involves a lot of work and can be a source of anxiety and uncertainty for many trainees. One of the difficulties is that there is no ‘right’ way to demonstrate competence, or to produce the portfolio. Here, the head of a school of psychiatry and the medical education manager from a deanery describe how they use the information presented to them to judge whether or not a trainee is making adequate progress. This book offers clear and simple guidance to help trainees pass their ARCP. Although there is a focus on psychiatry, it will aid any medical trainee undertaking specialty training and provide a useful reference for trainers and educational supervisors.
Psychiatry: Breaking the ICE contains everything psychiatry trainees need in order feel confident and competent in general adult inpatient and community placements. A practical and reassuring guide to life as a psychiatrist, structured around the tasks expected both in day-to-day practice and in out-of-hours work Key themes running throughout the book include ethical and legal issues, risk assessment and management, patient experience and safe prescribing The authors are closely involved in the training, mentoring and supervision of core trainees, and know the real-world challenges faced by junior psychiatrists
A field investigation of icebreaking by the motor vessel Renee G, operating on the Mississippi River between Alton, IL, and Fort Madison, IA, is reported. The operation encountered a wide variety of ice conditions and was performed with a variety of barge configurations and arrangements. Important qualitative observations of the nature and difficulties encountered while icebreaking were made; and, by instrumenting the propeller shafts and using load cells between the towboat and the barges, quantitative information was obtained on the resistance encountered while icebreaking. Also described are the effects of repeated passage through an ice cover, navigation procedures peculiar to icebreaking, and minor damage sustained by the towboat. (Author).
As the most complete chronicle of the science and folklore of pau d’arco, this book will serve as an invaluable resource for herbalists, scientists, and anyone interested in medicines from the rain forests of South America. Kenneth Jones describes the different varieties of pau d’arco and their applications in South American folk medicine, as well as giving clear directions for the herb’s preparation and dosage in the form of a tea and as an extract. Reviewing the wide-ranging scientific literature concerning pau d’arco, he also summarizes the results of the most up-to-date research on its medical benefits. Moreover, he points out the ecological dangers facing this and other valuable rain forest plants, stressing our need to ensure the sustainability of the tropical rain forests and the life giving herbs they contain.