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The FFICM (Fellowship of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine) examination is a new examination which was created to ensure that successful candidates have attained recognisable national standards in the subject. It is a compulsory qualification for any medic who wants to work in Intensive Care Medicine.
The examination was held for the first time in
2012 and it takes place twice a year (in March and October). It is hoped that
2,000 candidates per annum will sit the exam once it is well established.
This new book is the first book on the market to cover the OSCE element of the exam. It provides 4 whole examinations? worth of questions (13 per examination), which cover all likely scenarios and subject areas that the candidate is likely to encounter in the examination.
It is divided into two sections: the first section simply provides the questions; in section 2 the questions are repeated and full answers are supplied.
Paediatrics: A Clinical Handbook provides all the essential information required for a successful paediatrics rotation. Written by two recently qualified junior doctors and a consultant paediatrician, the book offers an exam-centred, reader-friendly style backed up with concise clinical guidance.
Building on the success of the other ?Clinical Handbook? titles (Rheumatology, Psychiatry and Oncology and Haematology) Paediatrics: A Clinical Handbook provides student-friendly coverage of the material with many key features (such as mnemonics and OSCE tips) to help the reader get to grips with the subject.
Paediatrics: A Clinical Handbook is ideal for medical students and junior doctors; like the other books in the series it will have a secondary market amongst medics who want a quick refresher of the subject.
Managing Obesity is an important new practical guide for clinicians who deal with obese patients within their normal practice (family doctors, hospital doctors, medical trainees, etc.).
Written by two endocrinologists, the book first discusses the increase in obesity worldwide, then details the causes of obesity before finally considering current and future treatment options.
The book is divided into body systems and then each section within the
particular body system follows a consistent pattern:
? Definition� ? Epidemiology� ? Risk factors� ? Differential diagnosis� ? Aetiology� ? Pathophysiology ? Clinical features� ? Investigations� ? Management
Medicine in a Minute is a student-friendly, concise text that you will want close to hand throughout your studies.
Key Topics in Social Sciences is a collection of short articles summarising the most important concepts in sociology and psychology that student nurses will need to understand. Each entry is intended to give a brief introduction to the topic as a prompt for writing essays and assignments.
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��������� Short entries take you straight to the heart of each topic
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��������� Ideal for revision before assessments and exams
��������� Cross-references and further reading suggestions provided so you can study in more depth as needed.
Essential Prescribing is a brand new text aimed at providing medical students with an easy-to-follow overview of the drugs they are most likely to encounter at medical school and as they start their medical careers.
The book benefits from the same landscape format and approach as Scion?s bestselling Essential Examination.
Each class of drug is detailed using a common tabular format, based on the following sections:
Examples, Mode of Action, Routes of Delivery, Indications, Cautions and contraindications, Interactions, Monitoring, Side-effects, Patient counselling.
This consistent approach helps the reader quickly find the pertinent information for the common drugs and situations they are likely to come across, so they can become confident of prescribing the correct drugs for the patient in appropriate doses.
book also features a questions and answer section at the book for the reader to
assess their knowledge.
All medical students and foundation doctors now have to prove their prescribing competence by taking the recently-introduced Prescribing Safety Assessment. Essential Prescribing will not only arm the reader with the key knowledge for this assessment, but will also provide them with the core prescribing knowledge they will need as their medical careers progress.
The purpose of the clinical history, specifically during a clinical exam, which is a high pressure and intense situation, is to provide the examiner with an insight into your thought process. This book shows you how to achieve this by showing you how to ask the ?right? questions, demonstrating you are SAFE and competent.
History Taking for Medical Finals uses a standard structure and a set number of questions for each presenting complaint to act as an absolute failsafe. The book uses a repetitive and consistent structure to reinforce the key techniques of history taking.� Each scenario covers all the necessary aspects of the history for each presenting complaint and all the red flags are highlighted.The core material is enhanced with full colour ?Technique Alert? and ?Hint Alert? boxes which provide essential tips to make your history taking even more polished and professional.
The Primary OSCE is one of the key elements of the
Primary FRCA (Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists) examinations.
Candidates have to rotate through 18 stations in 1 hour 48 minutes, with the
top 16 stations counting towards the candidate?s final result.
OSCEs for the Primary FRCA is written by two authors with considerable experience of training new Primary FRCA candidates, and is based on the feedback they have received from the candidates they have helped over the years.
Printed in full colour, it is composed of�5 full exams, with model answers, which closely follow the structure and format of the actual exam itself.
This book provides you with simple instructions on how to draw and interpret the crucial anatomy you need for your anaesthetic training.
Covers all the relevant anatomy in:
��������� Head, neck and neuro� ? from Circle of Willis to cervical plexus
��������� Vertebral column ? from the spinal cord to the sacrum
��������� Cardiac ? coronary arteries and venous drainage of the heart
��������� Airway and respiratory ? from airway sensation to the diaphragm
��������� Abdomen ? from the abdominal aorta to the nephron, via a TAP block
��������� Limbs ? from blood vessels in the arms to the ankle, via the femoral canal
For the majority of sections, in addition to a simple drawing and detailed explanation, there are also step-by-step illustrations to show you how to draw the anatomy yourself ? taking some of the stress out of potential viva questions!
Acute Medicine 2e is a current and concise guide to hospital emergency medicine for registrars, junior doctors and medical students working on the wards. This new edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to incorporate the latest treatment guidelines. It has been substantially rewritten and streamlined to enable the reader to access the pertinent information even more quickly.�
It is not just a list of instructions, but contains pathophysiology and useful clinical pearls:
? detailed management of acute medical and surgical emergencies, including in pregnancy
? general ward management issues
? descriptions of key procedures
? normal laboratory values
? emergency drug formulary
Acute Medicine 2e is available in two formats (the content is exactly the same in both):
- A pocket-sized black and white paperback �(ISBN 9781907904912)
- A spiral bound, larger format, full colour version (ISBN 9781911510086)
From reviews of the first edition:
"This new book by Dr O?Kane is a very useful and interesting book directed towards Medical registrars but also with many positive features for anyone from Medical Student to Consultants... [It] works through groups of emergencies according to speciality and organ grouping. This is helpful as it enables the reader to link the different differentials together well. �It also tries to signpost all the different conditions in relation to the Acute Medicine and General Internal Medicine curriculums.
There is also an excellent section on fluid prescription, outlining what each fluid option contains along with potential fluid prescriptions in relation to the daily needs of the human body. Each clinical problem is presented in a clear and logical format, beginning with the things to ask or think about when receiving a referral - much as junior doctors would do in a real clinical situation.�
The book also includes an excellent 'general management? section, which covers important aspects of the assessment of mental capacity and considerations to make when discharging a patient - things which are often poorly taught in other settings. All of the clinical procedures are described in some level of detail - not enough to learn to do the procedure but enough to signpost as well as getting the reader to think about why it is needed and any associated risks." - Journal for Acute Medicine, October 2015
"O'Kane's Acute Medicine 2015 is a fantastic text for any doctor regardless of their grade. However, it is of particular use to the junior hospital doctor. The book covers a huge array of pathology and knowledge in a succinct and accessible way with easy to use chapters with superb explanations throughout. I am currently working in A+E and have found this book invaluable. In particular the chapters covering procedures and the excellent formulary have helped me on several occasions. All of this is accentuated by the size of the book, which is genuinely pocket sized. This book is an essential text for all junior doctors." - A junior hospital doctor
Diseases of the ears, nose and throat are amongst the most common presentations in primary care, and many patients are referred to ENT clinics in secondary care for further medical and surgical management. To help reduce these referrals this book guides readers through the basic anatomy and pathophysiology and then, for each presentation, provides:* an introduction which describes possible causes and the history required
* a section on diagnosis, including which examinations and investigations to consider
* management options, complications to look out for, and when to refer.
This book offers practical guidance and so helps to fill the gap between ENT theory and the actual work experience.
In addition to covering the common presentations, from allergic rhinitis to vertigo, via dysphagia and halitosis, the book also provides a description of the main investigations and covers the particular problems occurring in paediatric cases.
This is the ideal clinical text for GPs, ENT trainees, medical students and nurse practitioners looking to manage common ENT conditions.
This unique pocket guide provides a wealth of practical detail, tips and advice to help the student nurse get to grips with, and make the most of, their placement. �The pocket-sized format means the book is extremely portable (it really will fit in a pocket!) and the ring binding allows it to be opened flat (useful when adding notes, for example).
The information is presented in digestible chunks (lists, tables, bullets, even cartoons) so the reader can find the essential information really quickly without wading through pages of text ? there is even space to add notes specific to the particular placement.Written by recent nursing graduates based on their own experiences, reviewed by students and checked by a clinical supervisor ? this guidance has been produced specifically with student nurses in mind.
About the author
Dudley Clayton is a retired Group Captain who served in the Royal Air Force from 1952 until 1987. He is an Honorary Research Associate at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, where he specializes in the systematics of Asiatic orchids. His previous publications include The Genus Coelogyne: A Synopsis (2001), a monograph of the genus, and The Genus Calanthe (2013), a revision of the genus co-authored with Phillip Cribb.
A Handbook for Student Nurses provides an introduction to the essential background knowledge that pre-registration nursing students need as a foundation for their training. It covers the core of first year nursing studies:
* Legal and professional issues
* Values and health care ethics
* Reflection and personal development
* Evidence-based practice
* Study skills
* Medicine, IV fluid and drug administration
Case studies and examples, activities and reflection points all aid learning, while references to legislation, key documents and reports, and website links to relevant organisations provide easy access to core information.
A Handbook for Student Nurses is widely recommended in institutions across the UK and is essential reading for new students. This 2017?18 edition incorporates the latest developments in the health service, and references have also been comprehensively updated.
WHAT STUDENTS AND LECTURERS THINK ABOUT THIS BOOK:
??an invaluable resource and a daily accompaniment for lectures?I take it into my second year with the knowledge that I have a great reference book I can reflect on throughout my years of training.?
?I found this to be an excellent resource and I feel students new to the profession would find it extremely useful?. The book is well-organised, highly readable and accessible.?
?An excellent introductory text for student nurses, written in a clear and illuminative style.?
?[An] excellent textbook that provides up-to-date and relevant information for pre- and post-registration nursing students.?
?This is an excellent book, full of relevant information for student nurses.?
First edition Highly Commended in the BMA Medical Book Awards 2013!
Here?s what the judges said: "This is one of the few textbooks I would suggest every clinician reads.?
From reviews of the first edition:
?This is a clearly written and accessible introduction to health economics? This book should prove useful to all those responsible for planning and delivering health service. It is a quick read but also a useful reference for the desk?. I would commend this book as a means by which people ?. can better understand both the impact of their own practice on our health economy and also appreciate the methods that are being adopted to determine clinical practice at a regional and super-regional level.?
Ulster Medical Journal, 2014
This new edition builds on the success of the first edition
by adding new chapters which provide a comparison across several western
economies, as well as a consideration of the US healthcare system.
Healthcare Economics Made Easy 2e will equip the reader with the necessary skills to make valid decisions based on the economic data and with the background knowledge to understand the health economics literature.
This book provides insight into the economic methods that are used to promote public health policies, the techniques used for grading and valuing evidence and the statistics relied upon, without trying to re-train the reader as a health economist.
If you are left bemused by terms such as QALY, health utility analysis and cost minimisation analysis, then this is the book for you!
All healthcare students have to study anatomy and physiology. They often find it a challenging subject and struggle to see how the subject will link to their professional practice.
Anatomy and Physiology in Healthcare is a brand new textbook focused on what healthcare students need to know about the biological principles which underpin the practice of healthcare.
Uniquely, the book integrates clinical cases with the essential biological facts to provide all students with a thorough understanding of how anatomy and physiology can be applied in healthcare.
By using clinical cases throughout, the book helps the reader grasp the practical relevance of anatomy and physiology to decision-making and care delivery.
The clinical cases have been carefully selected to reflect common conditions encountered in practice today, and the changing patterns of disease and healthcare.
Clear high-quality full colour illustrations, links to appropriate web-based content, and self-assessment material make this the perfect, practical textbook for all healthcare students.
"Having reviewed the text I will be recommending it to my nursing students"�
"It looks like a very good introductory text, with clear illustrations and diagrams. I think this would be appropriate for student nurses at different levels throughout their training."
"I particularly like the approach of making the clinical relevance so clear. Introducing these at the start really sets the scene for why this topic is so important to clinical practice."
"I am very interested in adopting this as a key text for our course."�
"I particularly like the case histories which bring a clear sight of application."
"This book is excellent for the two new modules on anatomy and physiology I am putting together."
"This textbook presents anatomy and physiology in a fun and interactive way....It is divided into 14 chapters and the way the authors have introduced the information gives it a modern twist. For example, instead of titling a chapter 'The reproductive system', it is called 'From one generation to the next'. .....What works particularly well is the way the authors have used case studies that reflect the reality of the changing patterns of health and disease....This book provides a good foundation in clinical application and it seeks to link theory to practice." Nursing Standard 27 September 2017, volume 32 number 5
The second edition of this very popular book will help students to develop the skills they need to make the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate thinking, researching and writing. It has been comprehensively updated to include the latest research publications and policy documents. The authors consider the characteristics, expectations and requirements of Master?s level study and examine key topics such as:
* Critical thinking
* Developing independent study skills
* Finding and using literature
* Applying postgraduate skills in the workplace
* Writing at Master?s level
* How to get published.
The book is free of jargon and easy to use, with clearly defined learning goals. Questions and reflective activities support independent learning and enquiry, and suggestions for further reading are included at the end of each chapter.
Study Skills for Master?s Level Students is ideal for independent study or for use by lecturers in workshop settings.From reviews of the first edition:
"A very comprehensive and accessible guide which is contemporary and related to application within the workplace."
"Easy to read and well presented."
"Very useful; activities excellent."
"I thought the complete book is a must for all postgraduate students."
"This book is excellent and I wish I had had a chance to read [it] pre my MSc course."
This book aims to help readers develop a consulting style which focuses on the needs of the patient rather than resorting to a formulaic approach to questioning.
It helps readers to display the competences required to pass the CSA exam. Using patient?doctor dialogues, the reader is shown both positive and negative indicators for a broad array of consultation types. The reflective style used in the book will help the doctor identify which aspects of the competences tested in the examination they need to improve.
The book will also help you to avoid these common problems:
* Disorganised or unstructured consultation
* Not recognising the issues or priorities
* Showing poor time management
* Not appearing to develop rapport or show awareness of patient?s agenda and preferences
* Poor active listening skills and use of cues
* Not developing a shared plan
* Not using language that is relevant and understandable to the patient
The book is structured with the patient, rather than the disease, at the centre of the consultation, in keeping with the design of the CSA examination. The style of writing is aimed at encouraging self-learning, to avoid readers picking up formulaic habits.
Patient-Centred Consulting for the MRCGP brings together lifelike patient?doctor dialogues with the RCGP competency framework. It will help improve your daily consultations through a reflective understanding of the skills required to put the patient first.
* a balance sheet
* capital accounts
* profit-sharing ratios
It will also help you to understand how practices are paid:
* the differences
between payments under the GMS, PMS, APMS and MCP contracts
* the effects of transitioning from PMS to GMS contracts
* the mechanisms for claims and payments
* property and other reimbursements, including the Premises Costs Directions
* the new GP Induction and Refresher Scheme
Furthermore, as an individual GP it will tell you about:
* how you pay your tax and how it might appear in
the practice accounts
* tax deductible expenses
* the differences between being employed and self-employed for tax purposes
* joining and leaving a practice
* buying a share in the surgery premises
* forming a limited company for tax purposes
* the NHS Pension Scheme and its various ?sections?
This is a book for all those confused by accounting terminology, from GP registrars to GP principals.
Reviews of the previous edition
?Great book for GP's who want to get a better understanding of the financial aspects of general practice. It explains clearly the payment structure of general practices and also gives good information about practice accounts. Highly recommended ...?
?Great book, up to date, accurate, really clarifies the minefield of GP accounting. Explains clearly and succinctly how the practice accounts are made up and what happens when joining and retiring from practice.?
?This book is bang up to date and incredibly easy to follow. Contains useful and up to the minute information, and serves as a great source for reference.?