1846284619 - What They Didnt Teach You at Medical School

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Unformatted text preview: What They Didn’t Teach You at Medical School Alan V. Parbhoo What They Didn’t Teach You at Medical School ISBN-10: 1-84628-461-9 e-ISBN-10: 1-84628-733-2 ISBN-13: 978-1-84628-461-8 e-ISBN-13: 978-1-84628-733-6 Printed on acid-free paper © Springer-Verlag London Limited 2007 Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of research or private study, or criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, this publication may only be reproduced, stored or transmitted, in any form or by any means, with the prior permission in writing of the publishers, or in the case of reprographic reproduction in accordance with the terms of licences issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency. Enquiries concerning reproduction outside those terms should be sent to the publishers. The use of registered names, trademarks, etc. in this publication does not imply, even in the absence of a specific statement, that such names are exempt from the relevant laws and regulations and therefore free for general use. and application thereof contained in this book. In every individual case the respective user must check its accuracy by consulting other pharmaceutical literature. 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Springer Science+Business Media springer.com Product liability: The publisher can give no guarantee for information about drug dosage Library of Congress Control Number: 2006935875 British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library Alan V. Parbhoo MBBS (London), BSc (Hons.), MRCS (England) London, UK St Bartholmew’s and Royal London Hospitals NHS Trust Contents Introduction ix Acknowledgements xi 1 A Brief History of the National Health Service 1 2 Modern National Health Service Trusts 3 3 Applying for Pre-registration House Officer Posts 5 The Pre-registration House Officer Is in Danger of Extinction… and What Will Replace It? 5 Foundation Schemes 6 Teaching Hospital or District General Hospital? 7 Matching Schemes: Job or No Job? 9 Finding a Vacant Post 9 Applying for a Post 10 Interviews 11 4 Surviving the Pre-registration House Officer Post 13 Introduction 13 Prioritising the Working Day 13 To Take Away Sheets 13 Note Keeping 15 Medical Notes and Medical Records 15 Radiographs and the Film Library 16 Equipment 17 Pre-admission Clinics 17 v Out-patient Clinics 18 Admitting, Discharging and Transferring Patients 18 Ward Layout/Putting Things Back 20 Consent 21 Performing Procedures 22 How to Deal with the Death of Your Patient 24 Death Certificates 26 Cremation Forms 26 The Coroner and Post-mortems 27 Dress Code and Personal Hygiene 27 5 The Team 33 The Department 33 The Firm 33 6 Your Consultant: Keeping Them Happy 37 Roles and Responsibilities of the Boss 37 Staffing: Permanent Staff Versus Fluid Staff 37 What Does Your Consultant Need from Their Pre-registration House Officer? 38 Why Your Consultant Does Not Know Your Name 39 What You Can Do to Ease the Pressure 39 7 Nurses 41...
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