Pocket Guide to Clinical Examination / Edition 4

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This handy, well illustrated guide covers all aspects of patient examination. Carry this practical text with you so you can review the questions you should include as part of your history taking, the examination techniques you should use for different body systems and the presenting signs of common disorders. The new fourth edition includes over 130 colour illustrations as well as text boxes to aid revision and help in daily clinical duties.

• The history-taking and examination coverage will be invaluable to students faced with real-life patients for the first time by highlighting the most things to remember
• The signs & symptoms sections describe the most important diseases associated with each body system
• The various icon boxes highlight and summarise information on a range of issues relevant to history and examination: the elderly, emergency situations, Questions to Ask, etc
• Colour photographs depict the clinical manifestations as they present in real-life and ‘real-life’ examination techniques
• Colour diagrams clarify examination technique

• Fully updated in line with the accompanying textbook Clinical Examination
• Increased emphasis on patient communication, especially in the general practice setting
• Two new authors join the team bringing additional expertise to the Pocket Guide

The book contains predominantly two-color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This is a handy sized book that will fit nicely into the pocket of a white coat...nicely in colour, with colour coded boxes for different points, such as emergencies, risk factors, questions for elderly patients etc. It also has some good pictures, photos and X-Rays to help to explain some of the ideas and concepts. Overall, a good quick reference point for help in taking histories and performing physical examinations.
" Medical Student, St George's Medical School, London, February 2004
is an incredibly comprehensive guide of how to examine just about everything. As its name implies, it's a perfect size to accompany you on the wards, and will appeal because it is packed full of colourful photos, charts and diagrams.
If you are looking for a detailed guide that is good value for money, look no further." Instructor, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, Hospital Medicine, May 2004
book with sufficient clinical examination detail and yet small enough to fit into a whitecoat pocket. Filled with clear colour diagrams and useful bullet points which makes and excellent on-the-ward reference. At the beginning of the 3rd year, when deciding on which of clinical skills book to buy, choice is usually based strongly upon personal preference to layout and explanation. However, when deciding to go for the full, or pocket-sized edition it is clear to see why many students are opting for the latter, providing them with a (cheaper) book, useful for both working at the desk and at the bedside." Student, MAD Magazine - Barts and The London Students' Association, June 2004
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780723434658
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/20/2009
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Medical Record, Medical History and Interviewing Technique 1
2 The General Examination 12
3 Skin, Nails and Hair 33
4 Ear, Nose and Throat 52
5 Respiratory System 64
6 The Heart and Cardiovascular System 87
7 The Abdomen 116
8 Female Breasts and Genitalia 144
9 The Male Genitalia 160
10 Bone, Joints and Muscle 169
11 The Nervous System 193
12 Infants and Children 245
Index 269
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