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Main description:

I went home early, as teaching was cancelled, nothing was happening and I was bored



Here are 101 of the best ideas to make the most effective use of your time on the ward. Over 250 contributors, including students, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and therapists from 18 countries, help make you the finest doctor you can be!


On the ward, you are surrounded by a multitude of learning opportunities. This book will help you develop your own skills to make the most of this ward time. Written by experienced medical educators, in collaboration with medical students, doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, each tip will provide you with an appropriate overview of the topic and prompt you to think outside the conventional textbook learning methods.


Grouped by theme, you will gain an insight into techniques for learning, followed by tips on clinical examination, practical procedures, prescribing, and data interpretation.


Features include:



  • Tasks to work on individually, with fellow students, or with patients

  • Tasks you can complete in a few spare minutes or half a day

  • The equipment you need for each task

  • Further reading for each of the themes


Pocket–sized for ′dipping into′ during a spare moment or a couple of hours on the ward, this short guide is ideal for medical students on rotation or junior doctors who wish to boost learning and motivation. Clinical teachers, who are looking for novel ways to engage their students, will also find this an invaluable resource.


∗There are actually 100 ideas. Now it s your turn to develop tip 101! Submit your ideas to www.101things.org


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I went home early, as teaching was cancelled, nothing was happening and I was bored



Here are 101 of the best ideas to make the most effective use of your time on the ward. Over 250 contributors, including students, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and therapists from 18 countries, help make you the finest doctor you can be!


On the ward, you are surrounded by a multitude of learning opportunities. This book will help you develop your own skills to make the most of this ward time. Written by experienced medical educators, in collaboration with medical students, doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, each tip will provide you with an appropriate overview of the topic and prompt you to think outside the conventional textbook learning methods.


Grouped by theme, you will gain an insight into techniques for learning, followed by tips on clinical examination, practical procedures, prescribing, and data interpretation.


Features include:



  • Tasks to work on individually, with fellow students, or with patients

  • Tasks you can complete in a few spare minutes or half a day

  • The equipment you need for each task

  • Further reading for each of the themes


Pocket–sized for ′dipping into′ during a spare moment or a couple of hours on the ward, this short guide is ideal for medical students on rotation or junior doctors who wish to boost learning and motivation. Clinical teachers, who are looking for novel ways to engage their students, will also find this an invaluable resource.


∗There are actually 100 ideas. Now it s your turn to develop tip 101! Submit your ideas to www.101things.org


Contents:

Foreword vii


Abbreviations and Medical hierarchy viii


Introduction x


Acknowledgements xiv


Table of tasks xix


Section 1 Teaching, Testing and Learning 1


Memory aids and mnemonics 2


Building quizzes 5


E–learning resources 8


Section 2 Clinical Communication 12


Narrative the patient s story 15


Preparation 20


History taking 22


Observing communication 26


Section 3 Physical Examination 31


Peer practice for physical examination 33


Examining patients systems examinations 36


Examining patients holistic assessments 40


Spot diagnosis 44


Exploring around the patient 45


Section 4 Practical Procedures 49


Know your equipment 50


Peer practice of practical skills 55


Hidden teachers, hidden opportunities for practical skills practice 63


Infection control 70


Section 5 Prescribing 75


Navigating around the drug chart 77


Preventable human errors in prescribing 83


Your peripheral brain the BNF (British National Formulary) 86


Hidden teachers in pharmacology 90


Transition to junior doctor 93


Section 6 Being Curious 95


A doctor s best friend: the nurse 99


Who are the players? 102


Communication 107


Section 7 Data Interpretation 110


Patient notes 111


Patient ECGs (Electrocardiogram) 115


Imaging 118


Section 8 Getting Teaching 123


Motivating people to teach you 123


Finding other teachers 126


Section 9 Effectiveness and Efficiency 129


Knowing your own motivation 130


Fun and fl ippant suggestions 133


Never too early to think about your future 136


Organisation and effi ciency 136


Section 10 Over to You 143


Task 101 143


Index 144


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781118306505
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Ltd (Wiley–Blackwell)
Publication date: March, 2012
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 124.00 x 177.00 x 10.57

Subcategories: Diseases and Disorders

MEET THE AUTHOR

Dason E. Evans, MBBS(Lond), MHPE(Maastricht), fHEA

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medical Education,

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry,

Queen Mary, University of London

Speciality Doctor in Sexual Health, St George s NHS Trust

Nakul Gamanlal Patel, BSc(Hons), MBBS(Lond), MRCS(Eng)
Plastic Surgery Specialty Registrar East of England Deanery Norfolk
and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
St Andrew s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns,
Broomfield Hospital, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust
Lister Hospital, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust