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Handbook for Surgical Cross-cover - Isobel Fitzgerald O'Connor

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Since the introduction of the European Working Time Directive, the daily practice of the junior doctor on-call has changed. Junior doctors are now expected to cover surgical specialities of which they have had no experience . Ironically this is at the times of day when there is no immediate senior help at hand, which has left many doctors feeling exposed.

This is a concise text that gives junior doctors the guidance that they need to cope with on-call emergency problems for both common and severe surgical disease seen in the emergency department, as well as specific ward-based problems that may occur.

The Handbook for Surgical Cross-Cover is an indispensable guide to cross-covering surgical specialities out-of-hours and appeals to a wide readership, all junior surgical doctors (those below consultant grade), medical doctors covering surgical acute admissions, members of the hospital-at-night teams and medical students interested in learning more about the practical management of patients.

Several handbooks of surgery are available...but this one stands out... British Journal of Surgery What I find most refreshing about this handbook is the logical progression through the management plan with the clear identification of the point that the senior on call should be contacted. there is also a nice symbol scheme to help the flustered foundation doctor triage the priority of the many calls they receive during their shift...It focuses on the common problems and will provide a valuable tool to any cross-covering doctor...The authors should be congratulated on yet another triumph in this excellent series. The Surgeon, Vol 6, no.4

1. Principles of Surgery, Simon Phillips, Vikram Dhar, Anthony Edey, and Dylan Lewis
2. General Surgery, Bijan Modarai
3. Trauma and Orthopaedics, Stephen McDonnell and Sunil Auplish
4. Vascular Surgery, Stephen Black
5. Cardiothoracic Surgery, Jo Chikwe
6. Neurosurgery, James Laban
7. Ophthamology, Robert Henderson
8. Ear, Nose and Throat and throat surgery, Isobel Fitzgerald O'Connor
9. Oral and Maxillofacial, Alistair Cobb
10. Plastic Surgery, Christine Johnston
11. Breast Surgery, Rachel Bright-Thomas
12. Urology, Alex Chapman
13. Gynaecology, Rufus Cartwright
14. Paediatric Surgery, A Kate Khoo

ISBN: 9780199296484
ISBN-10: 0199296480
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 610
Published: 1st June 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.6 x 10.7  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.344