The Junior Doctor Survival Guide - E-Book,
Be punctual, hard-working and honest, but most importantly – be excellent.
Written by residents, for interns and residents, the Junior Doctor Survival Guide is a thorough, focused summary of everything you need to know to get through your internship and residency (relatively) intact.
It provides advice on seeking help from your senior clinicians, ensuring ethical practice and decision making, conducting an efficient ward round and carrying out emergency assessments and includes a concise overview of the salient features of specialist medical and surgical care in both in- and outpatient settings.
Covering both clinical and professional contexts, this guide will support you to build your confidence in applying the principles you learned in medical school to the real world.
- Scenario boxes – how difficult conversations should be approached
- Common medications – quick reference tables of common medications and dosages
- Clinical abbreviations and acronyms – a comprehensive list of common abbreviations and acronyms used throughout clinical settings
Section I: General Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: The Junior Doctor Chapter 3: Careers Chapter 4: Professionalism Chapter 5: Communication Chapter 6: Teaching and Education Chapter 7: Representation of Junior Doctors Chapter 8: Finances
Section II: Initial Assessments Chapter 9: The Emergency Department Chapter 10: Critical Care Assessments Chapter 11: Initial Assessment of Patients Chapter 12: Investigations: Serology Chapter 13: Investigations: Other Chapter 14: Investigations: Imaging Chapter 15: Making Referrals Chapter 16: Admissions Chapter 17: Clinical Procedures Chapter 18: The Patient with Mental Illness Chapter 19: Forensic Medicine Chapter 20: Notifiable Diseases
Section III: The Ward Chapter 21: The Inpatient Ward Chapter 22: Ward Rounds Chapter 23: Inpatient Prescribing Chapter 24: Fluids, Infusions and Electrolytes Chapter 25: The Deteriorating Patient Chapter 26: The Dying Patient Chapter 27: The Deceased Patient Chapter 28: The Preoperative Patient Chapter 29: The Operating Theatre Chapter 30: The Post-operative Patient Chapter 31: Inpatient Discharges Chapter 32: Allied Health Chapter 33: Unit Meetings
Section IV: Medical and Surgical Specialties Chapter 34: General Medicine Chapter 35: Cardiology Chapter 36: Respiratory Medicine Chapter 37: Gastroenterology Chapter 38: Renal Chapter 39: Endocrinology Chapter 40: Neurology Chapter 41: Infectious Diseases Chapter 42: Oncology Chapter 43: Haematology Chapter 44: Rheumatology Chapter 45: General Surgery Chapter 46: Orthopaedic Surgery Chapter 47: Vascular Surgery Chapter 48: Cardiothoracic Surgery Chapter 49: ENT & Head And Neck Surgery Chapter 50: Neurosurgery Chapter 51: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Chapter 52: Urology
Section V: Outpatients Chapter 53: Preadmission clinic Chapter 54: Informed Consent Chapter 55: Medical clinics Chapter 56: Cardiology Outpatients Chapter 57: Respiratory Outpatients Chapter 58: Gastroenterology Outpatients Chapter 59: Renal Outpatients Chapter 60: Endocrine Outpatients Chapter 61: Neurology Outpatients Chapter 62: Oncology Outpatients Chapter 63: Haematology Outpatients Chapter 64: Rheumatology Outpatients Chapter 65: Surgical clinics Chapter 66: General Surgery Outpatients Chapter 67: Orthopaedic Outpatients Chapter 68: Vascular Outpatients Chapter 69: Cardiothoracic Outpatients Chapter 70: ENT & Head And Neck Outpatients Chapter 71: Neurosurgery Outpatients Chapter 72: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Outpatients Chapter 73: Urology Outpatients
Section VI: Appendices Appendix 1: Common Medications Appendix 2: Normal Lab values Appendix 3: Microbiology Appendix 4: Commonly used anti-infectives
Paul Watson and Joseph O'Brien