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Making Sense of Clinical Examination of the Adult Patient: A Hands on Guide

ISBN 9780340928240
Published October 27, 2006 by CRC Press
312 Pages

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Book Description

The ability to record an accurate and complete patient history, and to examine the patient appropriately in response to the history described, are fundamental skills that all student doctors need to acquire at an early stage in training.

'Making Sense of Clinical Examination of the Adult Patient' provides invaluable 'hands-on' guidance for medical students and junior doctors when presented with a new patient. Written from a very practical standpoint, Dr Douglas Model shares his extensive experience of teaching this subject. Real life scenarios are interspersed throughout the text.

On reading 'Making Sense of Clinical Examination of the Adult Patient', the reader is given: practical advice on recording all aspects of a patient's history, including the present complaint, past medical history, and family history; and detailed guidance on performing an examination of each body system.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
1. Practical considerations
2. Clinical thinking and the diagnostic process
3. History-taking
4. General appearance of the patient
5. Vital signs
6. Head, nose, ears, mouth and neck
7. Cardiovascular system
8. Peripheral vascular system
9. Respiratory system
10. Abdominal system
11. Mental status examination
12. Cranial nerves
13. Motor system
14. Sensory system
15. Unconscious patient
16. Musculoskeletal system
17. Breasts and axillae
18. Female genitalia and rectum
19. Male genitalia and rectum
Conclusion and further reading

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Dr Douglas Model MBBS BSc (Physiology) FRCP is a visiting lecturer at the American University of the Caribbean and was formerly a Consultant Physician at the Eastbourne District General Hospital, Eastbourne, UK.