Invasive Medical Skills: A Multimedia Approach
December 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
Allay your anxieties about performing complex practical procedures under pressure and increase your confidence and competence with Invasive Medical Skills: A Multimedia Approach.
This multimedia package, with DVD and accompanying book, covers
all the core invasive medical skills required by senior medical
students and junior doctors, including injections, cannulation,
airway management, catheterization and chest drain insertion.
All the clinical procedures are covered by videos and
commentaries and are also supported at the click of your mouse
- Animations explaining what is occurring under the skin,
or how complications can occur
- Notes which include indications, contraindications,
theory and technology, tricks of the trade, complications and
- Anatomy portrayed with relevant diagrams and photos with
an on/off labels feature
- Equipment photographs of everything required to perform the procedure.
Invasive Medical Skills: A Multimedia Approach gives an opportunity to develop in-depth understanding of the principles of invasive clinical techniques and knowledge of how to conduct them safely and comfortably for patients. An ideal product for medical students and junior doctors, it will assist those learning skills for the first time as well as those seeking a visual refresher on skills not frequently practised.
“The content for each available entry is excellent. The videos are clear and instructive. The animations are a helpful addendum. The notes, and in particular the sections on complications of the procedure are outstanding and this information is often difficult to find elsewhere. I particularly like the fact that there is an included section on anatomy for each clinical skill, with clear photographs and labels. I have looked for this kind of information before and it was very difficult to find!” Medical student, Oxford University
“It is often quite difficult to learn clinical skills as you have to see the procedure at least once before you are allowed to try yourself! For some of the rarer procedures it can be very difficult to even see one let alone practise yourself. I think this type of resource would be excellent to allow students and doctors observe the procedures in the 'ideal' situation before practising on the clinical skills dummies we have in the hospital.” Medical student, Oxford University
From Our Medical Student Reviewers.
About the Authors.
I: VENOUS SECTION.
1. Venous Cannulation.
2. Putting Up a Drip.
4. Femoral Stab.
5. Intravenous Injection.
6. Intramuscular Injection.
7. Intradermal Injection.
8. Subcutaneous Injection.
9. Venous Cutdown.
II: ARTERIAL SECTION.
10. Arterial Blood Sampling.
11. Arterial Line Insertion.
III: CENTRAL VENOUS SECTION.
12. Internal Jugular Vein Cannulation.
13. Low Approach to the Internal Jugular Vein.
14. Ultrasound-Guided Central Line.
15. Subclavian Vein Cannulation.
16. Long Line Insertion.
17. Femoral Vein Cannulation.
IV: AIRWAY SECTION.
18. Basic Airway Management.
19. Endotracheal Intubation.
20. Laryngeal Mask Airway Insertion.
V: THORACIC SECTION.
22. Chest Drain Insertion.
23. Pleural Tap.
24. Needle Thoracentesis.
VI: OTHERS SECTION.
26. Lumbar Puncture.
27. Nasogastric Tube Insertion.
28. Male Catheterisation.
29. Female Catheterisation.
30. Suprapubic Catheterisation.
31. Knee Aspiration.
VII: SUPPLEMENTAL SKILLS SECTION.
33. Local Anaesthesia.
37. Sterile Technique.
38. Suturing Techniques.
Jon Westbrook, MRCP, FRCA, is Consultant Anaesthetist at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Oxford University. He trained in general medicine before commencing his anaesthetic training in Oxford and the University of Maryland in Baltimore. His clinical sub-specialty interests are in neuro-anaesthesia and neuro-intensive care.
● Presents videos of all UK Foundation Programme level skill requirements, ideal for senior medical students and junior doctors
● Demonstrates proven invasive techniques backed with anatomical references, tips and notes and other features
● Supported by a book outlining the procedures step-by-step using screen shots from the videos
"The User Interface is easy to use and accessible: the
combination of the video, theory and anatomy etc is really
excellent. There are so many instances when we as medical students
have to watch x number of procedures before actually attempting one
ourselves, but this sort of resource could enormously accelerate
our practical skills and allow us to get as many procedures done
ourselves, in the limited time that we have. By virtue of the many
procedures that are possible, as medical students, many of us will
not actually get to observe every single procedure, let alone do it
ourselves, but with this CD, we are given a much better insight
into what happens: the luxury being that we can rewind or indeed
watch it as many times as we please! Moreover, revising these
skills as junior doctors will I am sure be useful: sometimes there
may be many months between actually performing some procedures.
Therefore this kind of revision video will I am sure be useful."
Medical Student, GKT
"Invasive Medical Skills does exactly what it says on the tin.
It teaches you invasive medical skills in a easy step by step
manner. The book is wonderful, beautifully written, lovely use of
colour and the photographs and diagrams are excellent. The CD is
brilliant, very thorough and a great accompaniment to the book. It
is a very useful teaching aid if you want to actually see the
skills being performed. A truly excellent book. 10 out of 10."
Medical Student, Manchester University
"This book is informative, incredibly useful and ideal for the
new style DOPS and Mini-CEX assessments for junior doctors. The
interactive CD which accompanies the book ensures that not only
does the doctor understand how to perform the procedure but revises
the relevant clinical anatomy as well." Junior Doctor, FY1,