On-Call in Trauma and Orthopaedics

On-Call in Trauma and Orthopaedics
Author : Nadeem Mushtaq
Publisher : On-Call
Total Pages : 180
Release : 2018-12-03
ISBN 10 : 1911450247
ISBN 13 : 9781911450245
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orthopaedic surgery is the specialty that manages acute and chronic conditions of the bony skeleton and the soft tissue that are associated with them. Its scope is far reaching which means there is a wide range of traumatic injuries that may present during an on-call shift. Its unpredictability tends to cause anxiety and stress to the on-call orthopaedic doctor. An organised approach to patient assessment and management will help mitigate this. This book aims to give the junior orthopaedic surgeon an introductory grasp of the specialty whilst also challenging the more experienced orthopaedic trainee to think more holistically about any cases being referred. Using it as a 'survival guide' the reader will learn how to take emergency referrals for patients from the ED, and institute initial management of common orthopaedic presentations before recruiting the help of a senior. The reader will also learn about day-to-day management of in-patients on the ward, as well as dealing with patients in the clinic environment. Finally, practical step-by-step guidance is provided for minor surgical procedures, often performed by the junior orthopaedic surgeon. This book will serve you well if read prior to starting your first job in orthopaedic surgery, but will also remain a valuable resource on a day-to-day basis as a concise, quick-reference text. From basic clerking, basic classifications, early management, pitfalls and even theatre preparation, we hope that this book will act as a 'senior trauma doctor in your pocket'. Help is always available; we hope this is your first port of call!