The second edition of The Hands-On Guide for House Officers is a practical book for junior doctors and medical students making the transition from Medical School to life on the Wards. This book tells you how to prepare for the actual daily rigours of hospital life and is an essential guide for surviving your first year as a doctor.
The Hands-On Guide for House Officers covers both the personal aspects of being a doctor and the day-to-day reality of responding to acute emergencies, dealing with common calls and carrying out practical procedures. It tells you:
what to expect in the first week
how to prescribe and give drugs
how to run your own night rounds, tone down your bleep and get more sleep
how to organize paperwork and work through the mass of hospital forms
how to arrange your finances, understand tax and maximize your pension
how to practise evidence-based medicine
how to discharge patients, talk to fraught relatives
how to select a computer, start your own medical database and organize your next job
how to insert central lines, perform chest drains and read ECGs
how to manage GI bleeds, overdoses and oliguria
how to prepare diabetic patients for surgery
The first edition of this best-selling book helped thousands of anxious doctors through their first year. Why not see for yourself how it can help you?!
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