About to start the Foundation Programme? Making the transition from medical school to professional life? The Hands-on Guide to the Foundation Programme, Fifth Edition is a practical guide for medical students and foundation doctors, dealing with the many challenges of the programme. With hints, tips and realistic advice on various aspects of the course, from self-care to prescribing, this guide provides invaluable support, with up-to-date information on postgraduate training and recruitment, practical management skills and career pathways to help build confidence, enabling you to hit the ground running. This edition features newly expanded sections on emergencies, psychiatric evaluation, the Situational Judgement Test, and the common calls and conditions you will encounter on a daily basis. The Hands-on Guide to the Foundation Programme is a perfect companion to assist the junior doctor in preparing for the intellectual and emotional challenges of the foundation years. Take the stress out of the Foundation Programme with The Hands-on Guide!
Are you about to start the Foundation Programme? Do you know what to expect and how to thrive? The Hands-on Guide for Junior Doctors, Fourth Edition, is the ultimate, practical guide for junior doctors and medical students. It helps you tackle the emotional, intellectual and physical demands of being a new doctor and allays common insecurities to help you make the most of your time in clinical practice. This book tells you how to prepare for the daily rigours of hospital life, and will help you meet the required standard. It provides advice on getting started in placements, and helps you develop confidence, with tips on what to do as a junior member of the hospital team, and how to deal with common calls and emergencies. There is also an invaluable chapter on how to perform the practical procedures you’ll be assessed on. With the Foundation Programme such a demanding process, both physically and emotionally, this book also provides the kind of information you don’t get at medical school, for example, how to look after yourself throughout your training. Take the stress out of the Foundation Programme with The Hands-on Guide!
Thinking about a surgical career? About to start surgical training? Do you know what to expect and how to thrive? The Hands-on Guide to Surgical Training is the ultimate, practical guide for medical students and junior doctors thinking about taking the plunge into surgery, and also for surgical trainees already in training. It’s full of invaluable, practical information and career guidance to ensure you get the most out of your surgical career. It offers general guidance and advice on surgical training, together with detailed information on each of the nine surgical subspecialties, each written by seniors and consultants, as you make both clinical and career-based choices. Undoubtedly one of the most comprehensive resources for surgical trainees available, The Hands-on Guide to Surgical Training will be essential reading throughout your training and surgical career. Take the stress out of surgical training with The Hands-on Guide!
Winner of the Paediatrics category at the BMA Book Awards 2015 About to start a paediatrics rotation? Working with children for the first time? Thinking about a career in paediatrics? The Hands-on Guide to Practical Paediatrics is the ultimate practical guide for medical students encountering paediatrics for the first time, junior doctors thinking about working with children, and new paediatric trainees. It’s full of vital information on practical procedures, prescribing for young patients, and communicating with children and young people, as well as guidance on the paediatric training programme and paediatrics as a career. Full of clinical tips, and covering key information on developmental stages, common paediatric emergencies and ethical dilemmas, and child protection, The Hands-on Guide to Practical Paediatrics is also supported by online resources including practice prescribing scenarios and video content at www.wileyhandsonguides.com/paediatrics Take the stress out of paediatrics with The Hands-on Guide!
The Foundation Programme has been designed to enable medical graduates to gain competences in core clinical skills, as well as other professional skills like communication, teamworking, and the use of evidence and data. This guide provides a broad overview of how the two year programme works, covering the application process, what happens in foundation years one and two, what happens after the training, careers advice, and additional supporting information. The guide will be updated yearly. Full information about the programme is contained in the "Operational framework for foundation training" (published by TSO, ISBN 0117035467, or available at www.mmc.nhs.uk)
To the unsuspecting, wearing a stethoscope could not be more easy. You pick it up, place it around your neck and...hey presto...you look like you know what you are doing and people think you are a doctor...This is the no-nonsense guide to the reality of medical student life. Everything you need to know is here. What are my chances of delivering a baby? How many questions should I ask? How do I insert a nasogastric tube without the patient knowing it's my first time? Where will I live when I'm on clinical rounds? Why can't I wear trainers? Will patients like me? What is a patient's 'pack year' history? How do I break bad news? How can I get more sleep? And much, much more.
To the unsuspecting, wearing a stethoscope could not be more easy. You pick it up, place it around your neck and.hey presto. you look like you know what you are doing and people think you are a doctor. This is the no-nonsense guide to the reality of medical student life. Everything you need to know is here. What are my chances of delivering a baby? How many questions should I ask? How do I insert a nasogastric tube without the patient knowing it's my first time? Where will I live when I'm on clinical rounds? Why can't I wear trainers? Will patients like me? What is a patient's pack year' history? How do I break bad news? How can I get more sleep? and much, much more.
Are you about to start the Foundation Programme? Do you know what to expect and how to thrive? The Hands-on Guide for Junior Doctors, Fourth Edition, is the ultimate, practical guide for junior doctors and medical students. It helps you tackle the emotional, intellectual and physical demands of being a new doctor and allays common insecurities to help you make the most of your time in clinical practice. This book tells you how to prepare for the daily rigours of hospital life, and will help you meet the required standard. It provides advice on getting started in placements, and helps you devel.
Richly illustrated throughout, this comprehensive resource is designed to fully equip Trainee Nursing Associates for their future role as professional healthcare providers with chapters ranging from ‘how to learn’ and essay writing to communication skills, reflective practice, and the role of evidence-based clinical decision making. Basic anatomy and physiology, together with the care and treatment of common disorders, form the second part of the volume. The book includes a wide range of learning features and comes with a downloadable image bank to assist trainee nursing associates with their assignments. Clear, no nonsense writing style helps make learning easy Provides helpful advice on study skills and essay writing Incorporates the 15 Standards of the Care Certificate Learning objectives at the start of each chapter enable readers to monitor their progress Key Words feature encourage familiarisation with a new vocabulary ‘Self Test’ questions at the start of each chapter allow readers to establish their baseline knowledge Reflection and Critical Awareness features encourage critical thinking and recall of essential information Medicine Trolley feature outlines common drugs, their usage, routes of administration and side effects Case Studies give practical context to core information Care in the Home Setting, At the GP Surgery and Communities of Care boxes illustrate healthcare provision outside the hospital environment Includes anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology of important diseases and disorders OSCEs help trainee nursing associates prepare for examinations Helpful glossary provides definitions of new terms
Starting Medical School can be incredibly daunting, and the transition to being a medical student can be enormously challenging. Medical School at a Glance is an accessible guide to help give you confidence and to gain a running start to your medical school training. Covering core areas such as medical training, developing effective learning strategies, understanding common principles, learning how to behave in the clinical setting and how to interact with patients and peers, this book will help to demystify the process and prepare you as you embark on your medical career. Providing an insider’s view of useful information to build a solid basic foundation for your learning, Medical School at a Glance is essential for those considering studying medicine or are in their first years of study.
It is a practical, illustrated guide to the Foundation Programme, introduced throughout the UK to regulate and standardise the two-year training of newly qualified doctors. It provides specific information on how to apply for a Foundation post, the curriculum, assessment methods, and maintaining a portfolio, as well as reviewing the pros and cons of the various medical specialities which doctors can pursue after the Foundation years. The authors address issues of concern to all groups involved in the Foundation programme - trainees, trainers and senior doctors - and gives concrete examples of completed documentation and assessment. Helps UK and overseas doctors in choosing and applying for their Foundation Programme. Helps trainees and trainers understand the curriculum, the teaching and learning methods, and the use of the portfolio. Explains the various assessment procedures including the 'RITA' (Record of In-Training Assessment) and gives examples. Helps trainees manage their learning and pass their assessments. Informs trainers - including consultants ad GPs - about the purpose of the Foundation Programme and how to use the less-familiar assessment tools.