1st Edition

Pocket Clinical Examiner

ISBN 9781444172393
Published June 12, 2014 by CRC Press
144 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

USD $22.95

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Book Description

This pocket-sized guide to clinical examination is ideal for medical students and junior doctors seeking a convenient handbook for use in busy clinical settings. It starts by discussing how to take a patient history. Each subsequent chapter focuses on a specific system or part of the body. The book covers the cardiovascular, respiratory, and abdominal systems. It discusses examination of the cranial nerves and the neurological system of the limbs. Specific chapters focus on the breast, skin, hand, shoulder, hip, and knee. The authors also discuss how to present findings and how to write a report.

Table of Contents

Taking a History
Examination of the Cardiovascular System
Examination of the Respiratory System
Examination of the Abdominal System
Examination of the Cranial Nerves
Examination of the Neurological System of the Limbs
Examination of the Breast
Examination of the Skin
Examination of the Hand
Examination of the Shoulder
Examination of the Hip
Examination of the Knee
Clerking Examination
Presenting Your Findings
Writing Up

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Adam Barnett, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Oxford Children's Hospital, Oxford, UK
Thomas Bannister, Medical SHO in Gastroenterology, High Wycombe General Hospital, UK


"I wish I had [this book] as a student."
—Rory Mackinnon, Foundation Doctor, Sheffield, UK

"… very useful for students as they start out … ."
—John Rees, Professor of Medical Education, King’s College London, School of Medicine, London, UK

"As a memory aid that is easily carried in a laboratory coat pocket, it is a ready reference for house staff and junior clinicians on how to perform the various physical examinations."
—Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences for Doody's Review Service