Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme (Oxford Medical Handbooks)
Tim Raine, Stephan Sanders
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
The Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme returns for a new edition with clear and thorough clinical guidance and honest advice to help you excel in your first two years as a doctor.
This edition has been fully updated in line with the latest guidelines from NICE, Resuscitation Council UK, and the British Thoracic Society among others. This book gives you practical, step-by-step guidance on everything from neurological to gastroenterological presentations. Emergency presentations are highlighted in red and indexed on the inside front cover to give you fast access to the information you need. This edition also includes a fully revised chapter on pharmacopeia with references to the British National Formularly, as well as chapters on practical procedures and interpreting results.
The Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme is also a unique resource for things they don't teach you at medical school about being a doctor and life on the wards. The authors have drawn on their own experiences and careful research to help you understand issues ranging from your pay and pension, stress and workplace relations, paperwork, and career development.
This is an excellent resource for Foundation Programme trainees and medical students preparing themselves for life as a doctor. With this pocket-sized guide at your side you'll never be alone on the wards again.
169 Drug interactions 171 Reporting adverse drug reactions 171 Special considerations 172 Controlled drugs 173 Enzyme inducers and inhibitors 174 Endocarditis prophylaxis 175 Night sedation 176 Steroid therapy 177 Topical corticosteroids 178 Empirical antibiotic treatment 179 Clostridium difficile (C. diff ) 180 _OHFP.indb xi 30/05/2014 16:17 xii DETAILED CONTENTS 5 Pharmacopoeia 181 Pharmacopoeia 182 6 Resuscitation 223 Early warning scores 224 Peri-arrest 226 In-hospital resuscitation 227
lines and perform blood cultures. Physiotherapists use physical exercises and manipulation to treat injuries and relieve pain. Chest physios are commonly found on respiratory and surgical wards to help improve respiratory function and sputum expectoration by teaching specific breathing exercises. Involve them early in patient management – nurses usually make the referral, but do not hesitate to discuss your patient’s needs or progress directly with them. Social workers support patients’ needs in
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Did the deceased undergo any operation in the year before their death? If yes, give brief details • Do you have any reasons to believe that the operation(s) shortened the life of the deceased? If yes, the case should be discussed with your seniors/Medical Examiner/coroner's office/procurator fiscal • Please give the name and address of any person who nursed the deceased during their last illness. Usually enter the name of the sister responsible for the ward where the patient died, eg Sister Jayne
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