Lecture Notes: Clinical Skills / Edition 4by Robert Turner, Chris S. R. Hatton, Roger Blackwood, Chris Hatton
Pub. Date: 10/15/2002
A firm favourite of medical students and junior doctors, Lecture Notes on Clinical Skills covers the essential principles and techniques of history taking and examination, and provides guidance on the key professional skills involved in developing and maintaining good communication between doctor and patient. This new fourth edition has been revised to provide up-to-date information on procedures and a greater emphasis on the patient-centred approach.
First class clinical skills are vital for all medical students and doctors. This pocket-sized quick reference guide shows you how to take a complete history; how to examine a patient thoroughly; how to request the most appropriate investigations; and how to put all of this together and come to a diagnosis.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The First Approach;.
1. History Taking;.
2. General Examination;.
3. Examination of the Cardiovascular System;.
4. Examination of the Chest;.
5. Examination of the Abdomen;.
6. Examination of the Mental State;.
7. Examination of the Nervous System;.
8. Assessment of Disability Including Care of the Elderly;.
9. Basic Examination, Notes and Diagnostic Principles;.
10. Presenting Cases and Communication;.
11. Imaging Techniques and Clinical Investigations;.
12. The 12-Lead Electrocardiogram;.
13. Interpretation of Investigations;.
14. Laboratory Results - Normal Values;.
15. Common Emergency Treatments;.
1. Jaeger Reading Chart;.
2. Visual Acuity 3m Chart;.
3. Hodkinson Ten Point Mental Test Score;.
4. Barthel Index of Activities of Daily Living;.
5. Cardiac Arrest Instructions;.
Colour plates 1-6 between pp. 158 and 159
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