Kirsty Forrest

  • The world of postgraduate medical education is changing, and educational supervisors need the knowledge and skills to be able to do their job effectively. Many of those who want to do this job well feel unprepared for the task.
    Essential Guide to Educational Supervision is a handbook for educational supervisors everywhere. The topics covered are generic to medical education, whatever the specialty. Although the focus is on postgraduate medical education, many of the topics in this book are also applicable to undergraduates.
    Essential Guide to Educational Supervision is written for:
    Consultants and General Practitioners who work with trainees
    Educational supervisors
    People who organise postgraduate training programmes
    Written by experts in their field, each chapter gives an overview of key topics in educational supervision with references and further resources. The book provides evidence and theory when applicable, but is deliberately practical, with case studies and tips for good practice as well.

  • This new volume in the concise "How To" series explores the foundations and principles of continuing education of professionals and then relates these to the practice of teaching the various modalities used in CME. The areas covered include experiential learning, group dynamics, situated learning and reflective practice - and make these understandable for all health professionals tasked with teaching continuing medical education. An ideal introduction to teaching for clinical instructors.

  • This important book offers an introduction to the theory and the varying types of assessment for health care professionals. The book includes information on such topics as Where have work based assessments come from?; Why do we have different parts to the same exam like MCQs and OSCEs?; How do colleges decide who has passed or not?; Why can people pick their own assessors for their MSF?; The role of formative assessment Portfolios and their value. The book avoids jargon, is clear and succinct, and gives the pros and cons of the different assessment processes.

  • This new addition to the popular Essentials series provides a broad, general introduction to the topic of simulation within clinical education. An ideal tool for both teaching and learning, Essential Simulation in Clinical Education provides a theoretical and practical introduction to the subject of simulation, whilst also offering strategies for successful use of simulators within general clinical education and demonstrating best practice throughout.This timely new title provides:
    The latest information on developments in the field, all supported by an evidence-base Content written by a global team of experts Discussion of policy and strategy initiatives to ground simulation within the healthcare context Practical examples of cases, including inter-professional learning.A superb companion for those involved in multi-disciplinary healthcare teaching, or interested in health care education practices, Essential Simulation in Clinical Education is the most comprehensive guide to the field currently available.

  • Healthcare Simulation at a Glance presents an accessible overview of everything you need to know about simulation in clinical practice and healthcare education. From embedding simulation in programmes, to technical and non-technical features of simulation in a variety of contexts, to how simulation can be used in assessment and the provision of feedback to healthcare professionals, this practical guide is the perfect resource for developing the skills and knowledge required as both a student and an educator. Healthcare Simulation at a Glance: Introduces the concepts and theories underpinning simulation practice Provides an understanding of the key terms and processes involved Includes a range of examples and tips for easy application in practice Healthcare Simulation at a Glance is ideal for both those new to using simulation in education, as well as experienced academics.

  • What you really need to know, but no-one told you.  The best-selling Essential Guide to Acute Care contains everything you need to know about acute care that you can't find in a standard textbook. The third edition has been extensively revised and updated, presenting new oxygen guidelines, updated evidence and practice around sepsis, fluid balance and volume resuscitation, acute kidney injury, perioperative care, and much more.  The third edition retains the accessible style and comprehensive coverage that has made Essential Guide to Acute Care essential reading for those who look after acutely ill adults. Throughout the book, `mini-tutorials' expand on the latest thinking or controversies, and there are practical case histories to reinforce learning at the end of each chapter. The chapters are designed to be read by individuals or used for teaching material in tutorials.  This new edition of Essential Guide to Acute Care:  Provides up-to-date and practical guidance on the principles of acute care, written by experienced teachers and clinicians  Offers a unique approach to the subject that focuses on understanding rather than lists and `recipes'  Explains the altered physiology that accompanies acute illness in adults  Includes learning objectives, self-assessment questions, and illustrative examples related to clinical practice  Essential Guide to Acute Care is an indispensable volume for medical students and newly graduated doctors; doctors training in medicine, surgery, anaesthesia and emergency medicine; advanced clinical practitioners; nurses and allied health professionals working in acute and critical care; and teachers. 

  • Demographic trends confirm what clinicians already know - they are spending increasing amounts of time dealing with older people. This new ABC provides an introduction to the new and increasing challenges of treating older patients in a variety of settings.
    ABC of Geriatric Medicine provides an overview of geriatric medicine in practice. Chapters are written by experts, and are based on the specialty geriatric medicine curriculum in the UK.
    ABC of Geriatric Medicine is a highly illustrated, informative, and practical source of knowledge, with links to further information and resources. It is an essential guide where management of the ageing population is a major health issue - for hospital and family doctors, students, nurses and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.

  • Created in partnership with the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), this completely revised and updated new edition of Understanding Medical Education synthesizes the latest knowledge, evidence and best practice across the continuum of medical education. Written and edited by an international team, this latest edition continues to cover a wide range of subject matter within five broad areas - Foundations, Teaching and Learning, Assessment and Selection, Research and Evaluation, and Faculty and Learners - as well as featuring a wealth of new material, including new chapters on the science of learning, knowledge synthesis, and learner support and well-being. The third edition of Understanding Medical Education: Provides a comprehensive and authoritative resource summarizing the theoretical and academic bases to modern medical education practice Meets the needs of all newcomers to medical education whether undergraduate or postgraduate, including those studying at certificate, diploma or masters level Offers a global perspective on medical education from leading experts from across the world Providing practical guidance and exploring medical education in all its diversity, Understanding Medical Education continues to be an essential resource for both established educators and all those new to the field.

  • Covering the core concepts, activities and approaches involved in medical education, Medical Education at a Glance provides a concise, accessible introduction to this rapidly expanding area of study and practice.  This brand new title from the best-selling at a Glance series covers the range of essential medical education topics which students, trainees, new lecturers and clinical teachers need to know.  Written by an experienced author team, Medical Education at a Glance is structured under the major themes of the discipline including teaching skills, learning theory,and assessment, making it an easy-to-digest guide to the practical skills and theory of medical education, teaching and learning.  Medical Education at a Glance: Presents core information in a highly visual way, with key concepts and terminology explained. Is a useful companion to the Association for the Study of Medical Education's (ASME) book Understanding Medical Education. Covers a wide range of topics and themes. Is a perfect guide for teaching and learning in both the classroom and clinical setting.

  • What you really need to know, but no one told you.
    The Essential Guide to Acute Care contains everything you really need to know about acute care that you can't find in a standard textbook and have probably never been taught before. Starting with the concept of patients at risk, the Essential Guide to Acute Care explains how to recognise and manage the generic altered physiology that accompanies acute illness. The principles of acute care are explained simply yet comprehensively. Throughout the book `mini-tutorials' expand on the latest thinking or controversies, and practical case histories reinforce learning at the end of each chapter. The chapters are designed to be read by individuals or used for group tutorials in acute care. Extensively rewritten and updated, this second edition is essential reading for anyone who looks after acutely ill adults, including:
    Foundation Programme trainees and trainers
    Trainees in medicine, surgery, anaesthesia and emergency medicine
    Final year medical students
    Nursing staff and allied professionals working in critical care

  • This is a vital text to help you with the competency assessment in the UK Foundation Programme giving practical advice in an easy to follow format.
    It advises new doctors on note-keeping, time management/organisation, communicating with colleagues, the structure of the NHS, and how to deal with the ethical and legal issues they face when on-call.
    Also looks at emotional intelligence, learning styles or how different personality types can work together more effectively.

  • This book is designed to support trainee doctors during the Foundation Stage of postgraduate training, including preparation and application for Specialty Training posts, and covers the generic (non-clinical) aspects of postgraduate education, training and professional development. It shows trainees how the 'generic skills' fit into professional practice and development and how the knowledge base provided by the book underpins professional practice.

    The book will assist the development of the knowledge, skills and competences required for good medical practice and uses case studies, activities and policy examples to illustrate key learning points.

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