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1st Edition

Pocket Essential Medical Equipment

ISBN 9780367745783
Published January 25, 2022 by CRC Press
210 Pages 105 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

This genuinely pocket-sized guide to essential medical equipment is ideal for medical students, newly qualified junior doctors and other healthcare professionals seeking a convenient and concise handbook to refer to in busy clinical settings including emergency departments. Clear, concise and systematic, it provides a visual guide to enable readers to identify correctly common medical equipment and use it appropriately without overwhelming or extraneous information.

Key Features:

  • Convenient – everything at your fingertips, for speedy access in the emergency department, on the ward and in the clinic
  • Portable – actually fits in a pocket   
  • Illustrated – plentiful photographs and explanatory line diagrams support and enhance the text
  • Tailored – written specifically with the less experienced practitioner in mind

Providing guidance and answering questions when senior help is not readily available, with this book as your indispensable companion you will be equipped to identify and use equipment with confidence in order to provide safe and effective care for patients.

Table of Contents

1. Section A: Resuscitation ‘ABCDE’ Equipment: Airway; Breathing; Circulation; Disability; Exposure; Trauma; Miscellaneous. 2. Section B: Specialty Equipment: Cardiology; Gastroenterology; Neurology; Respiratory Medicine; General Surgery; Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery; Urology; Musculoskeletal Medicine; Ophthalmology; Wound Care. Index.

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Norbert Banhidy is a doctor working in London. He graduated from Imperial College London where he developed a keen interest in medical education and has been involved in undergraduate clinical teaching ever since. His work with medical students has ranged from local clinical skills tutoring in a hospital setting, to setting up a national revision course to help final year medical students excel in their exams and later clinical career.

David Zhang is a doctor working in London, graduating from Imperial College London. Continuing the strong foundation of teaching fostered at university, he has continued to teach clinical skills, through bedside teaching and emergency simulation. He is pursuing a career in medicine, and believes strongly in the value of marrying both simulation and textbook learning to prepare both students and doctors for the clinical setting.