With the increasing frequency of breaks from practice, the importance of proper preparation and guidance for doctors returning to work has recently been recognised by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the Royal College of Anaesthetists. This is the first dedicated resource to support anaesthetists returning to work after a significant break of any kind, and is designed to complement the growing range of regional and national return to work courses by gathering relevant information and advice into one easily accessible reference source. Divided into three parts, specific to different stages in the return to work process, this book offers information and advice about the practicalities of returning to work, 120 different clinical scenarios to refresh the reader's knowledge, and a collection of useful guidelines and checklists for the first days and weeks back, forming a vital practical resource for anaesthetists in this situation and those supporting them.
• This is the first reference source to gather all relevant and useful information for returning to anaesthesia after a break into one single, easily accessible format, making it useful for doctors at any point in the process • The book is divided into three distinct parts, each with a specific purpose, making it simple and convenient for readers to find the information they need quickly • The knowledge refreshing section includes 120 different clinical scenarios, covering common dilemmas and serious emergencies in a variety of question styles to engage readers and allow them to assess their own knowledge and progress
Introduction Emma Plunkett, Emily Johnson and Anna Pierson; Part I. The Practicalities of Returning to Work: 1. A break from practice: the current state of play Carolyn Evans; 2. Return to work guidance Emma Plunkett; 3. Returning to work experiences Emily Johnson; 4. Preparing to return to work: RTW programmes Anna Pierson; Good medical practice and revalidation Emma Plunkett; Statutory and mandatory training Emma Plunkett; Returning from sick leave Emma Plunkett; Keeping in touch (KIT) days Emma Plunkett; Changing to less than full time (LTFT) working Anna Pierson; Continuing professional development Anna Pierson; 5. Improving your return to work: should I find a mentor? Kathryn Bell and Nancy Redfern; Using technology to your advantage Stephen Phillips and Fran Haigh; Communication and team working Emily Johnson; Limitations and sources of help Emma Plunkett; Avoiding adverse outcomes and what to do if one occurs Emily Johnson; Fatigue and burnout Emma Plunkett; 6. Supporting a colleague's return to work: supporting a trainee: working with educational supervisors and college tutors Jill Horn; Supporting a consultant's return to work Emma Plunkett; Part II. Refreshing Your Knowledge Nick Cowley, Kerry Cullis, Anna Dennis, Hoze Ebrahim, Ruth Francis, Maria Garside, Sarah Gibb, Emily Johnson, Surrah Leifer, Randeep Mullhi, James Nickells, Anna Nutbeam, Anna Pierson, Jane Pilsbury, Emma Plunkett, Louise Savic, Charlotte Small, Alifia Tameem, Caroline Thomas and Benjamin Walton: 7. Scientific principles; 8. Emergency management and resuscitation; 9. Airway management; 10. General principles; 11. Obstetrics; 12. Intensive care medicine; 13. Paediatrics; 14. Pain medicine; 15. Regional anaesthesia; 16. Neuroanaesthesia; 17. General, urological and gynaecological surgery; 18. Day surgery; 19. Trauma and orthopaedics; 20. Subspecialty anaesthesia; 21. Patient safety; 22. Ethical and legal issues; Part III. Guidelines, Updates and Checklists: 23. Pre-operative assessment and anaesthetic planning Katy Miller, Anna Costello and Emma Plunkett; 24. Consent and documentation Anna Costello; 25. AAGBI guidelines Maria Garside; 26. WHO Surgical Safety Checklist Emma Plunkett; 27. Drug doses Anna Pierson and Emma Plunkett; 28. Paediatric physiology and equipment Emma Plunkett; 29. Practical procedures Laura Tulloch, Laura Fulton and Emily Johnson; 30. Resuscitation algorithms Emily Johnson and Anna Pierson; 31. Intensive care guidelines Laura Tulloch and Emily Johnson; 32. Analgesic ladders Alifia Tameem; 33. Difficult Airway Society (DAS) guidelines Emily Johnson and Emma Plunkett; 34. National Audit Project (NAP) Summaries Fran Haigh and Anna Pierson; 35. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance Laura Fulton.
West Midlands Deanery, Birmingham
West Midlands Deanery, Birmingham
Birmingham School of Anaesthesia