Pass the PSA

Author: Will Brown,Kevin W Loudon,James Fisher,Laura B Marsland

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702055174

Category: Medical

Page: 144

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Drug prescribing is one of the most important parts of clinical practice. Yet it remains one of the most commonly failed components of undergraduate assessments, and accounts for an uncomfortably high proportion of medical errors. To remedy this, the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) exam has been introduced in the UK. It is compulsory and will set a minimum standard for safe prescribing. Failure will preclude GMC registration. Pass the PSA is written specifically for the exam, with one chapter dedicated to each PSA section. Each chapter includes: The marking scheme for the PSA exam section and how to approach it. All the theory condensed into a few pages of memorable, illustrated text. Multiple worked questions covering the most common exam scenarios. In addition: Introduces a simple, memorable and failsafe approach to prescribing (the ‘PReSCRIBER’ mnemonic). Specifies the universal basic principles of prescribing for all sections. Over 300 worked questions, structured identically to the exam. Data interpretation made memorable and simple including ECG, ABGs, chest X-rays and basic bloods. Common traps highlighted throughout. Two mock exams.

Student Success in the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA)

Author: Vilius Savickas,Reem Kayyali

Publisher: Radcliffe Pub

ISBN: 9781846199783

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 494

The Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) is a two-hour, open- book online examination which comprises eight sections incorporating eight main types of questions. The questions are structured around clinical, case-based scenarios, requiring a holistic approach to analysing information and identifying suitable treatments. It examines the skills, judgment and supporting knowledge related to prescribing medicines in the NHS, including expertise in prescription review, planning management, communicating information, calculation skills, adverse drug reactions, drug monitoring and data interpretation. Student Success in the Prescribing Safety Assessment is specifically designed around the structure of the examination to meet the professional development needs of candidates as well as the prescribing competencies outlined by the GMC. With 150 case-based scenarios, the book helps candidates: Understand the questioning techniques used during the assessment * Appreciate the principles used in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical care * Develop the skills and knowledge required to conduct an effective clinical review of patient's pharmaceutical care * Enhance their knowledge of clinical pharmacology and pharmacokinetics * Improve their prescribing clinical decision-making skills * Enhance their ability to extract correct clinical information from the BNF in a timely fashion * Become familiar with the main evidence-based prescribing guidelines and prescribing formation * Prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively. This unique revision guide thoroughly prepares all candidates undertaking the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA). It is ideal for enhancing knowledge, building confidence and preparing for examination conditions and expectations.

Pass the Situational Judgement Test

A Guide for Medical Students

Author: Cameron B. Green,Aaron Braddy

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702067008

Category: Decision making

Page: 340

View: 4415

A one-stop guide to the SJT. Written by Foundation Years' doctors who have recently sat and passed the SJT Co-written and quality assured by Professor of Medical Education for Clinical Practice and Dean for Students, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Summarises candidate information about the SJT (GMC guidelines and documents, plus relevant legislation) with full referencing. Describes the two question types (ranking and MCQ). Gives top 10 tips for understanding the subtleties and subtext of the SJT. Provides the scoring matrix for students to calculate their scores easily. Covers each of the five question domains with practice questions. 250 practice questions in total. Memory aid text boxes throughout to aid progressive learning.

The Unofficial Guide to Prescribing

Author: Zeshan Qureshi,Simon R J Maxwell

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702055190

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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The Unofficial Guide to Prescribing lays out the practical steps of how to assess, investigate and manage a patient, with a focus on what to prescribe and how to prescribe it. Its aim is to empower newly graduated junior doctors to excel at dealing with emergencies and handling complex prescribing scenarios. Prescribing errors cost healthcare systems millions annually, so early training in prescribing has become an urgent priority of medical education and now forms an essential part of teaching and assessment. The Unofficial Guide to Prescribing (from the same stable as The Unofficial Guide to Passing OSCEs) is a new book designed to address this requirement. It is written by junior doctors still close to the transition from theory to practice, overseen by a review panel of senior clinicians to ensure accuracy, and designed to help medical students practise and learn as much as possible about prescribing, in actual clinical scenarios, before they have to do it for real. Each scenario is presented as you would see it in the hospital setting and covers: Initial step-by-step assessment of the patient: how to assess, assessment findings, and immediate management Initial investigations Initial management Reassessment Treatment Handing over the patient 'Prescribe' alerts throughout Written-up drug charts Blank drug charts for copying and practice

Complete Revision Notes for Medical and Surgical Finals, Second Edition

Author: Kinesh Patel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444120662

Category: Medical

Page: 344

View: 2339

In the face of information overload when revising for your final exams, what you want is a revision book that provides all the key facts you need to know and none that you don't. Complete Revision Notes for Medical and Surgical Finals does just that, presenting information in a stimulating way, which in turn enables easy recall. Structured by medical and surgical specialties, the contents are organised in a weighted fashion to reflect coverage in undergraduate curricula. With pharmacology and pathology integrated throughout, this second edition covers all the key topics in: Medicine * Surgery * Paediatrics * Obstetrics & Gynaecology * Psychiatry * Orthopaedics * ENT * Urology * Ophthalmology * Oncology * Public Health. Effective use is made of student-friendly codes and bullet points for easy information retrieval, and popular features including textboxes, summary tables and clear and reproducible line diagrams have been retained and improved. Fully revised and updated with the latest medical information, and including new illustrations, Complete Revision Notes for Medical and Surgical Finals continues to provide and accessible and stimulating route to exam success. If you know what is in this book then you will know enough to pass your finals.

Get ahead! The Prescribing Safety Assessment

Author: Muneeb Choudhry,Nicholas Rubek Fuggle,Amar Iqbal

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315353873

Category: Medical

Page: 188

View: 2791

Get ahead! The Prescribing Safety Assessment is an invaluable practice aid for students preparing for final exams. Written by an experienced team of authors under the guidance of series editor Saran Shantikumar, it covers two examinations’ worth of questions matching the exact format of the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA). Candidates can work through the practice papers systematically or dip in and out of the book using the index as a guide to questions on a specific topic.

The Top 100 Drugs

Clinical Pharmacology and Practical Prescribing

Author: Andrew Hitchings,Dagan Lonsdale,Daniel Burrage,Emma Baker

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702055158

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 7635

Prescribing for the first time is a nerve-wracking experience. Of all the tasks performed by new doctors, it is probably the one with greatest direct impact on the wellbeing of patients. Safe and effective practice rests on a good understanding of both clinical pharmacology and practical prescribing. Acquiring this is not easy, particularly when faced with reams of information about hundreds of unfamiliar drugs, often presented in a way that appears detached from clinical reality. This book is your starting point. It is a direct response to requests from students for a compendium of the 100 most important drugs in the NHS. Key information about the clinical pharmacology and practical prescribing of each drug is presented side-by-side, allowing you to direct your attention as appropriate for your stage of training. Drugs can be accessed alphabetically when you need quick information on the wards and by organ system or clinical indication when you are at your desk. Research led by Professor Emma Baker has identified the ‘top 100 drugs’ by their importance and prescribing frequency. She has shown that the list changes little over time, making it a stable resource upon which to base learning. The top 100 drugs and the five most important intravenous fluids are presented using a clear, consistent layout across double-page spreads. Drugs are arranged alphabetically and also listed by organ system and clinical indication, providing multiple pathways into the information. Clinical pharmacology is discussed under the headings: common indications; mechanisms of action; important adverse effects; warnings; and important interactions. Practical prescribing is discussed under the headings: prescription; administration; communication; monitoring; and cost. A clinical tip is presented for every drug. Single-best-answer questions are provided for self-assessment and to show how information from several drugs may be integrated.

Mosby's Review for the NBDE

Author: Mosby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323225691

Category: Medical

Page: 488

View: 8556

Get all the review and testing practice you need to pass the NBDE Part II! Providing the most up-to-date information on the biomedical and dental sciences addressed in Part II of the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) — including Endodontics, Operative Dentistry, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery and Pain Control, Oral Diagnosis, Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Patient Management, Periodontics, Pharmacology, and Prosthodontics — this complete exam review features an easy-to-use outline format that mirrors the topic progression of the NBDE. Plus, it’s loaded with informative examples and illustrations, endless practice questions reflecting the latest question types, and customizable testing modes to ensure you are fully prepared to tackle every aspect of Part II of the NBDE! Easy-to-use outline format organizes essential data and key points in a clean, streamlined fashion. Exam-based progression of topics presents sections and topics in the same order as they appear on the actual exam. Practice exams with approximately 450 questions appear at the end of the book along with the correct answers and rationales. Approximately 400 diagrams and photographs provide visual evidence to support key biomedical and dental topics. Tables and text boxes provide supplementary information and emphasize important data from the text. NEW! Online resources on the companion Evolve website include: Database of exam questions Timed practice exams Custom test generator to mimic the NBDE II Sample cases Answers and rationales Downloadable apps NEW! Practice and testing modes for NBDE II review allow you to test yourself via category or in a testing format that allows you to create an unlimited number of unique practice tests with instant feedback. UPDATED! New test items types in practice exams include multiple correct answer, extended matching, and answer ordering question types that are found on the latest NBDE exam from the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE).

Prescribing at a Glance

Author: Sarah Ross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118257294

Category: Medical

Page: 96

View: 8228

The principles of drug therapies are fundamental to medical practitioners in all branches; but are often difficult to get to grips with. Prescribing at a Glance addresses the most common uses of prescription drugs, and follows progress from dose calculation, administration to monitoring the effects in the treatments of major presenting problems. With a focus on prescribing, this user-friendly guide helps practitioners to develop crucial knowledge and skills, including establishing accurate drug histories, planning appropriate therapies, writing safe and legal prescriptions, critically appraising the prescribing of others, patient support, accessing reliable information about medicines, and detecting adverse drug reactions. Prescribing at a Glance:: Features detailed and high-quality colour illustrations throughout Includes examples of common prescribing errors, practice prescriptions and calculations Follows the structure of the WHO Good Prescribing Guide, and corresponds to the core curriculum of the British Pharmacological Society Is the perfect guide to help you prepare for the Prescribing Skills Assessment (PSA) Includes a companion website featuring interactive MCQs and cases, available at www.ataglanceseries.com/prescribing From the series that brought you Medical Pharmacology at a Glance, and designed to help those in the later stages of their medical training become adept at the skills required for a vital yet often confusing subject – Prescribing at a Glance will help you fill in any knowledge gaps with simple step-by-step instructions, and clear, easy-to-remember guidelines.

Get ahead! The Situational Judgement Test

Author: Nishanthan Mahesan,Sirazum Choudhury,Janice Rymer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444176617

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 5994

Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2013 Get Ahead! The Situational Judgement Test provides practical and indispensable revision for the SJT with the aim of maximising scores and putting candidates in control of their medical careers. This essential guide offers detailed answer reasoning as well as a dedicated chapter on the prerequisite knowledge that is usually picked up on the job to ensure successful navigation through foundation training. The book includes a foreword by Professor Parveen Kumar CBE Professor of Medicine and Education, Bart’s and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London and President of the Royal Society of Medicine, UK.

The Elements of Statistical Learning

Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction

Author: Trevor Hastie,Robert Tibshirani,Jerome Friedman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387216065

Category: Mathematics

Page: 536

View: 1721

During the past decade there has been an explosion in computation and information technology. With it have come vast amounts of data in a variety of fields such as medicine, biology, finance, and marketing. The challenge of understanding these data has led to the development of new tools in the field of statistics, and spawned new areas such as data mining, machine learning, and bioinformatics. Many of these tools have common underpinnings but are often expressed with different terminology. This book describes the important ideas in these areas in a common conceptual framework. While the approach is statistical, the emphasis is on concepts rather than mathematics. Many examples are given, with a liberal use of color graphics. It should be a valuable resource for statisticians and anyone interested in data mining in science or industry. The book’s coverage is broad, from supervised learning (prediction) to unsupervised learning. The many topics include neural networks, support vector machines, classification trees and boosting---the first comprehensive treatment of this topic in any book. This major new edition features many topics not covered in the original, including graphical models, random forests, ensemble methods, least angle regression & path algorithms for the lasso, non-negative matrix factorization, and spectral clustering. There is also a chapter on methods for “wide” data (p bigger than n), including multiple testing and false discovery rates. Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani, and Jerome Friedman are professors of statistics at Stanford University. They are prominent researchers in this area: Hastie and Tibshirani developed generalized additive models and wrote a popular book of that title. Hastie co-developed much of the statistical modeling software and environment in R/S-PLUS and invented principal curves and surfaces. Tibshirani proposed the lasso and is co-author of the very successful An Introduction to the Bootstrap. Friedman is the co-inventor of many data-mining tools including CART, MARS, projection pursuit and gradient boosting.

Essential Practical Prescribing

Author: Georgia Woodfield,Benedict Lyle Phillips,Victoria Taylor,Amy Hawkins,Andrew Stanton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118837738

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 9924

Essential Practical Prescribing is an important new textbook with a clinical, ward-based focus. It is specifically designed to help new foundation doctors working on the hospital wards and in the community, as well as medical students preparing for the Prescribing Safety Assessment. Using an accessible format, Essential Practical Prescribing demonstrates how to manage common medical conditions, and explains the logic behind each decision. It also emphasises common pitfalls leading to drug errors, and highlights drugs that could cause harm in certain situations. Organised by hospital department, it outlines the correct management of conditions, as well as highlighting the typical trials of a junior doctor. Essential Practical Prescribing: Contains a range of learning methods within each chapter including: key topics, learning objectives, case studies, DRUGS checklists, "Top-Tips", advice on guidelines and evidence, and key learning points Uses patient histories to set the scene and enhance the clinical emphasis Offers examples of correctly completed drug charts throughout, which are also available online Is an ideal companion for Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) preparation Includes a companion website at www.wileyessential.com/prescribing featuring MCQs and downloadable DRUGS checklists and drug charts

MRCPCH Clinical

Short Cases, History Taking and Communication Skills

Author: Simon J. Bedwani,Christopher J. R. Anderson,R. M. Beattie

Publisher: PasTest Ltd

ISBN: 1905635737

Category: Clinical medicine

Page: 542

View: 7195

Updated focusing on the learning needs of the new format MRCPCH Clinical examination. To maximise revision time, 3 parts represent the Clinical exam stations: Part 1 History Taking & Management Planning; Part 2 Communication Skills; Part 3 Clinical Stations. Written by paediatricians with experience of teaching and helping to run previous exams.

OSCE Stations for Medical Finals

Author: Adam Feather,Ashling Lillis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905635801

Category: Clinical competence

Page: 403

View: 9733

This second new OSCE title delivers another set of up to date popular cases encountered on the wards and in the exams. OSCE Stations for Medical Finals Book 2: Scenarios is created to reflect current exam topics, each scenario is subdivided into 4 to 6 related tasks. The reader is guided through stations covering: history taking, clinical signs, data interpretation, and clinical therapeutics. By working methodically through the tasks the authors hope to promote the application and utilisation of knowledge and skills, asking candidates to think and act on the clinical information they have gathered. As the stations and tasks are linked, the candidate starts at station 1, and moves through each of the subsequent stations in the given order. Mirroring the real world, each task would be performed on the same patient.

Thirteen Reasons Why

Author: Jay Asher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1595147888

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6488

Includes an introduction by the author, alternate ending, early notes and ideas, deleted scenes, discussion guide, and town map on reverse side of jacket.

Complete OSCE Skills for Medical and Surgical Finals

Author: Kate Tatham,Kinesh Patel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340974249

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 3269

The Objective Structured Clinical Examination, or OSCE, is a familiar and often daunting experience for medical students. Finally, a book has been written which provides the essential information needed to manage OSCE stations competently, and will help you to pass your medical and surgical finals. Over 150 topics are covered at the perfect level of detail for revision for finals; using bullet-pointed checklists and a short and succinct writing style, the authors cover the most important points to remember about the key conditions you're likely to encounter during OSCEs in 2-4 clear pages per condition. Complete OSCE Skills for Medical and Surgical Finals covers the entire undergraduate syllabus for clinical finals under the following headings: - History - Examination - Procedures - Emergency - Interpretations - Communication skills - Obstetrics & Gynaecology - Paediatrics - Genitourinary medicine

Essential Evidence-Based Medicine

Author: Dan Mayer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521540278

Category: Medical

Page: 381

View: 3886

Although using the results of the best research to determine the best care for an individual patient may appear very simple, most medical students and physicians do not have the mathematical background or training to critically evaluate published research. This "user's guide" helps the medical professional to become a more discriminating reader of medical literature, and ultimately better equipped to apply evidence-based medicine in practice. The volume will be an ideal introductory text for medical students and health-care professionals.

Complete Self Assessment for Medical and Surgical Finals, Second Edition

Author: Kinesh Patel,Neil Patel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444120654

Category: Medical

Page: 424

View: 5312

You have read your textbook and your course notes, now you need to test your knowledge and practise your exam technique. Complete Self Assessment for Medical and Surgical Finals is the ideal tool, examining all the core information medical students must know by the end of their final year via the most popular question formats. This new edition has been expanded to include 650 single best answers, 180 extended matching questions and over 50 x-ray interpretation questions. The book is structured into two main parts covering both medicine and surgery and chapters are logically separated by all the main specialties, with new chapters on obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics and psychiatry. The answer explanations help you commit the key facts to memory while the attractive colour layout makes this book a refreshing change from other self-assessment titles. This book also complements Complete Revision Notes for Medical Finals, covering the same key facts so that the two books work together to ensure students are fully prepared. If you know what is in this book then you will know enough to pass your finals.

Machine Design Data Book

Author: BHANDARI

Publisher: McGraw Hill Education (India) Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9351342840

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8890