Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme
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Author/s: Stephan Sanders, James Dawson, Shreelata Datta, Simon Eccles
The Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme is the first book to be written for doctors on the new UK Foundation Programme. It has been written by junior doctors with specific reference to the different style of training offered by the new changes in postgraduate education. It is the most useful book you can carry during the critical first two years after medical school. As you start your job it will guide you through your on-call emergencies, day-to-day ward life and specialty attachments whilst helping you adapt to your career, get the most out of your job and choose a specialty. It contains the simple factual guidance you'd expect from an Oxford Handbook. The clinical sections are arranged by symptom and have a clear, step-by-step format for the emergency management of your patients. This book gives you the best questions to ask for the history, tells you what to look for in examination, and guides you to the correct diagnosis and treatment. This presentation-based approach ensures you can offer the best treatment for your patients, whose diagnoses often aren't clear at first.A practical, ward-based approach is taken for common on-call problems - including sliding scales, warfarin dosing, and falls. The specialty sections range from A & E to urology, highlighting the important differences in approach, with a succinct guide to the management of common specialist conditions. Also covered are practical procedures ranging from cannulation to chest drains, outlining indications, equipment and the actual procedure. Wherever possible, hints for success have been included. Interpretation of investigation results includes the ECG, CXR and blood tests, providing a quick reference scheme invaluable for years to come. The book ends with the common drug doses that all doctors should know, but sometimes need to double check. The Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme also contains a non-clinical section tackling issues from interview technique to tax assessment. It includes all relevant addresses and website references to help you find the information you need.
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