ABC of Occupational and Environmental Medicine by David Snashall, Dipti Patel

By David Snashall, Dipti Patel

This ABC covers all of the significant components of occupational and environmental drugs which the non-specialist probably want to learn about. It updates the cloth in ABC of labor similar problems and many of the chapters were rewritten and extended. New details is equipped on a number of environmental matters but the e-book continues its sensible technique, giving counsel at the prognosis and day by day administration of the most occupational problems.

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Supplemented in April 2002 by chief Medical Officer’s Bulletin and Desk aid. uk/medical. Detailed practical reference, related website has evidenced based information and guidance Drivers Medical Unit, DVLA. At a glance guide to current medical standards of fitness to drive. March 2001. htm. Regularly updated prescriptive standards for wide range of medical conditions Royal College of General Practitioners. Clinical guidelines for the management of acute back pain. 1997, updated 1999. Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

Fitness to teach. Occupational health guidance for the training and employment of teachers. The physical and mental fitness to teach of teachers and of entrants to initial teacher training. London: HMSO, 2000. Focused, up to date, working guidance supported by well balanced complementary guide for employers and managers Fitness for work Desktop aid—Framework for assessing fitness for work Assessment of ability and risk Fitness criteria • Medical-functional appraisal • Occupational considerations • Enabling options • Attendance and performance • Health and safety risk to others • Health and safety risk to self ϩ Outcome ϭ • Confirm fit or unfit • Report conclusions • Offer advice Applying fitness criteria—Synopsis of outcomes Attendance and performance A Subject’s condition compatible with required levels of attendance and performance Confirm fit B Attendance or performance limitations due to medical conditions or disabilities identified but likely to resolve C Attendance or performance limitations due to medical conditions or disabilities identified and likely to remain for foreseeable future D Subject’s performance and capabilities cannot be determined by medical assessment alone E Subject’s condition clearly incompatible with requirements of post and likely to remain so (a) in foreseeable future because of anticipated recovery or (b) if certain enabling options can be accommodated (such as treatment, rehabilitation, reasonable adjustments, or risk prevention) Do not overlook social or motivational factors that may be relevant.

Good medical practice. org). Covers expectations of the regulatory body and duties as a member of the medical profession Faculty of Occupational Medicine. Good medical practice for occupational physicians. uk). More specific advice applied to occupational medical practice, based on the GMC guidance Faculty of Occupational Medicine. Guidance on ethics for occupational physicians. London: FOM, May 1999. Occupational physicians undertake roles outside the traditional doctor-patient relationship. Guidance on the ethics of commonly encountered situations that differ from clinical medical practice is valuable British Medical Association.

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