The Unofficial Guide to Practical Skills,
Edition 2
Edited by Emily Hotton, MBChB (Dist), BSc (Hons) PhD, MRCOG, Sammie Mak, MBChB and Zeshan Qureshi, BM, BSc (Hons), MSc, MRCPCH, FAcadMEd, MRCPS(Glasg)

Publication Date: 02 Mar 2023

The unique and award-winning Unofficial Guides series is a collaboration between senior students, junior doctors and specialty experts. This combination of contributors understands what is essential to excel on your course, in exams and in practice – as well as the importance of presenting information in a clear, fun and engaging way. Packed with hints and tips from those in the know, when you are in a hurry and need a study companion you can trust, reach for an Unofficial Guide.

Designed for medical students, nurses, junior doctors and other healthcare professionals, The Unofficial Guide to Practical Skills contains step-by-step guidance to over 50 core practical procedures. Information is easy to follow and procedures are explained clearly – along with expert practical tips.

This book covers the essential skills you’ll need throughout your course and for the OSCEs. It also provides a succinct, day-to-day reference for those in practice.

Key Features

  • Wide range of procedures covered – more than any other book of its kind
  • Accompanying mark schemes and typical exam questions to simulate real-life assessment
  • Fully illustrated with over 200 color photos/illustrations
  • Model answers so you can check how well you are performing
  • Content aligned to the latest GMC/MLA requirements

New Features

  • Additional stations covering lateral flow tests, PPE, using a hospital bed
  • Standardisation of different scenarios
  • New COVID guidance
  • More answers to examiner questions in each scenario
About the author
Edited by Emily Hotton, MBChB (Dist), BSc (Hons) PhD, MRCOG, Women’s and Children’s Research, Southmead Hospital; Translational Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom; Sammie Mak, MBChB, Junior Doctor, NHS England, Manchester, United Kingdom and Zeshan Qureshi, BM, BSc (Hons), MSc, MRCPCH, FAcadMEd, MRCPS(Glasg), Paediatric Registrar, London Deanery, United Kingdom
Table of Contents
1 Basic Patient Assessments
2 Blood Tests
3 Acute Patient Management
4 Medication Administration
5 Medicine and Surgery
6 Urology
7 Paediatrics
8 General Skills
Book details
ISBN: 9780323937191
Page Count: 232
Illustrations : Approx. 240 illustrations (240 in full color)
Retail Price : £29.99