Book Name: Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills 2nd Edition Author: James Thomas, Tanya Monaghan Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN-10, 13: 9780199593972,978-0199593972 Year: 2014 Pages: 768 pages Language: English File size: 24 MB File format: PDF,EPUB
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills 2nd Edition Pdf Book Description:
Since the publication of the first edition of this book, we have been heartened by the many positive comments and emails from readers and have been very grateful for the suggestions for improvements and modifications. We have tried to incorporate as many of these as possible. We have tried hard to update the text to reflect modern practice and to make changes which, only with the 20–20 vision of hindsight, could we see were needed. We have tried to keep an eye on OSCE examinations and the reader will find new ‘skills stations’ throughout the book to add to the existing examination frameworks. Several chapters, including respiratory, paediatrics, skin, and locomotor have been rewritten from scratch.
We have incorporated new chapters on the eyes, the obstetric assessment. The ‘important presentations’ section of each systems chapter has been greatly expanded and referenced to our sister publications the Oxford Handbooks Clinical Tutor Study Cards. The practical procedures chapter has been significantly expanded and updated. The photographs throughout the book have been updated to reflect modern healthcare dress codes. There is a brand new chapter on ‘other investigations’ so that the reader can understand what is involved in common tests and how to prepare patients for them. Finally, the chapter order has been changed to highlight the importance of the ‘core’ system examinations of the cardiovascular, respiratory, abdominal, and nervous systems. As always, we welcome any comments and suggestions for improvement from our reader this book, after all, is for you. In each chapter, there are suggestions as to what questions to ask and how to proceed depending on the presenting complaint.
These are not exhaustive and are intended as guidance. The history parts of each chapter should be used in conjunction with Chapter 2 to build a full and thorough history. In describing the practical procedures, we have tried to be ‘realistic’. The methods described are the most commonly used across the profession and are aimed at helping the reader perform the procedure correctly and safely within a clinical environment. There may be slight differences, therefore, between the way that a small number of the procedures are described here and the way that they are taught in a clinical skills laboratory. In addition, local trusts may use different equipment for some procedures. The good practitioner should be flexible and make changes to their routine accordingly
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