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.

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

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
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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.

Get ahead! The Prescribing Safety Assessment

Author: Muneeb Choudhry,Nicholas Rubek Fuggle,Amar Iqbal
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315353873
Category: Medical
Page: 188
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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.

Student Success in the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA)

Author: Vilius Savickas,Reem Kayyali
Publisher: Radcliffe Pub
ISBN: 9781846199783
Category: Medical
Page: 360
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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.

The Top 100 Drugs

Clinical Pharmacology and Practical Prescribing
Author: Andrew Hitchings,Dagan Lonsdale,Daniel Burrage,Emma Baker, PhD Frcp
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0702074411
Page: 320
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Now in its second edition, this highly successful guide to safe prescribing of the most common classes of drugs is your starting point for safe and effective practice. The first edition was a direct response to requests from students for a compendium of the 100 most important drugs in the NHS. Research led by Professor Emma Baker identified the 'top 100 drugs' by their importance and prescribing frequency. 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.

Oxford Assess and Progress: Situational Judgement Test

Author: David Metcalfe,Harveer Dev
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191002178
Category: Medical
Page: 304
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Returning for a second edition, Oxford Assess and Progress: Situational Judgement Test (SJT) is THE definitive guide for students preparing to sit the Situational Judgement Test for entry into the UK Foundation Programme. This authoritative book, mapped to the Foundation Programme curriculum and GMC guidance, includes over 250 practice questions to help you maximize your SJT score. Fully revised and updated in response to changes in the SJT and reader feedback, this second edition now represents true value-for-money with over 250 questions and high-quality feedback that has been developed to clarify the ranking of every answer option, not just the correct one. All scenarios are based on real experiences informed by practising doctors and medical students who have sat the SJT to ensure that the questions closely mirror the content of the real exam. Written by junior doctors and overseen by experts in medical assessment, this authoritative guide demystifies the SJT, allowing you to achieve the best possible score and take control of the first stage of your medical career.

Pharmacology Secrets

Author: Patricia K. Anthony
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781560534709
Category: Medical
Page: 305
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This new book from The Secrets Series® covers not only mechanisms of action, uses, and pharmacokinetics of all major drugs and new arrivals, it also includes a clear explanation of the physiology and biochemistry behind the concepts-and it relates this material to clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. Perfect for the current pharmacology curriculum and practical enough for everyday clinical use. Excellent quick refresher for practitioners and nurses Presents coverage of major drugs as well as new arrivals Geared toward use in pharmacology courses Appendix discusses areas in pharmacology that are difficult for students (e.g., cardiac action potential) Concise answers that include the author's pearls, tips, memory aids, and "secrets" Bulleted lists, algorithms, and illustrations for quick review 50 succinct chapters written by experts their fields All the most important "need-to-know" questions and answers in the proven format of the highly acclaimed Secrets Series® Thorough, highly detailed index

Get ahead! The Situational Judgement Test

Author: Nishanthan Mahesan,Sirazum Choudhury,Janice Rymer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1444176617
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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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.

Prescribing at a Glance

Author: Sarah Ross
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118257294
Category: Medical
Page: 96
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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 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.

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
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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.

Pocket Prescriber Emergency Medicine

Author: Anthony FT Brown,Timothy Nicholson,Donald RJ Singer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 144417665X
Category: Medical
Page: 352
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Drug prescribing errors are a common cause of hospital admission, and adverse reactions can have devastating effects, some even fatal. Pocket Prescriber Emergency Medicine is a concise, up-to-date prescribing guide containing all the "must have" information on a vast range of drugs that staff from junior doctors to emergency nurses, nurse prescribers, paramedics and other pre-hospital providers may encounter in the emergency setting. Key features: • A–Z list of over 500 of the most commonly prescribed drugs with each entry containing the key prescribing information • Safety issues, warnings, drug errors and adverse effects • Practical guidance on drug selection, plus protocols and resuscitation guidelines • Advice and reference information for complicated prescriptions • Concise management summaries for common medical and surgical emergencies • Essential advice for pain relief—from acute pain management to procedural sedation • Clinically useful reminders of key facts from basic pharmacology to acute poisoning syndromes Pocket Prescriber Emergency Medicine supplies all your information needs concerning commonly prescribed drugs at a glance, enabling on-the-spot decision-making to provide the highest standard of care whilst mitigating prescribing errors.

Complete Revision Notes for Medical and Surgical Finals, Second Edition

Author: Kinesh Patel
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1444120662
Category: Medical
Page: 344
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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.

The Ultimate Guide to Passing Clinical Medicine Finals

Author: Mohammed Faysal Malik,Asiya Maula,Dominic Greenyer
Publisher: Radcliffe Pub
ISBN: 9781846195242
Category: Medical
Page: 346
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The key to passing clinical finals is not a secret; adequate preparation and the ability to think logically and speak clearly are all hallmarks of a successful candidate. This unique guide gives final year students the knowledge and confidence required to pass their examinations with insiders' tips on particular information and skills required to be a top candidate. It is ideal as both a revision aid in the weeks leading up to the examination, and as an aide-m moire the night before.

Thirteen Reasons Why

Author: Jay Asher
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1595147888
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 352
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Includes an introduction by the author, alternate ending, early notes and ideas, deleted scenes, discussion guide, and town map on reverse side of jacket.

OSCE Stations for Medical Finals

Author: Adam Feather,Ashling Lillis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781905635801
Category: Clinical competence
Page: 403
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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.

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
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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.

Cases for PACES

Author: Stephen Hoole,Andrew Fry,Rachel Davies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118983602
Category: Medical
Page: 208
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Cases for PACES is concise, ideal for quick reference, and the perfect study aid to Part II of the MRCP examination. Including all the essential information for the exam in colour-coded sections for each station, it lets you quickly understand the most common cases. Now in full colour, it features new case material, updated content on ethics and law, and revised brief clinical consultations that better reflect the current exam. Cases for PACES also includes hints and tips for preparing for the exam, and what to expect on the day. The authors have condensed their own experiences in learning and teaching PACES to provide you with exactly what you need to pass. With its informal style it is ideal for self-directed learning in groups, and will help you hone your clinical skills and boost your confidence throughout your revision.

Final MB

A Guide to Success in Clinical Medicine
Author: Harry Richard Dalton,Nick J. Reynolds,S. I. R. Noble,Dermot P. B. McGovern
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780443100499
Category: Medical
Page: 284
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A new edition of a very successful book designed to provide students with advice about how to prepare for and carry out their clinical OSCE examinations in general medicine. As well as giving examples of how to carry out the clinical examination it also lists descriptions of typical cases in each medical specialty and at the end of each chapter lists the key questions that are most frequently asked. It also covers the key practical skills required for the OSCE exam as well as giving an overview of the communication skills section. Helps pass examinations Concentrates on the most difficult part of the OSCE examinations Useful revision aid Small pocket-sized - easy to carry around Reflects the structure of the OSCE exam Full of hints and tips on how to succeed. New edition focuses on the OSCE exam and its major tests of clinical and practical skills. All clinical cases revised and rewritten to follow the style of the OSCE exam. New sections on medical ethics and interpreting blood test results