Pocket Tutor Paediatric Clinical Examination
Titles in the Pocket Tutor series give practical guidance at a highly-affordable price on subjects that medical students, foundation doctors and a range of other practitioners need help with ‘on the go’. The highly-structured, bite-size content helps novices combat the fear factor associated with day-to-day clinical training, and provides a handy reference that students and junior doctors can carry with them at all times. Pocket Tutor Paediatric Clinical Examination is an indispensable guide to the examination of children, a challenging part of clinical practice for medical students and junior doctors as it involves dealing with newborn babies through to teenagers (often also the child’s parents or guardians) and requires different communication skills and knowledge.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. History taking. 1.1. Algorithmic thinking. 1.2. Preparation. 1.3. Communication. 1.4. Components of the paediatric history. 1.5. Red Flags. Chapter 2. Examination of a newborn. 2.1. Clinical scenarios. 2.2 Pregnancy history. 2.3. Development and delivery. 2.4. Examination of the newborn. Chapter 3. Examination of a child. 3.1. Recognising the sick child. 3.2. Examining a child. 3.3. Chaperones. Chapter 4. Growth and nutrition. 4.1. Clinical scenarios. 4.2. Common presentations. 4.3. Examination of growth. 4.4. Examination of pubertal status. 4.5. Summary. Chapter 5. Developmental assessment. 5.1. Clinical scenarios. 5.2. Common presentations. 5.2. Developmental milestones. 5.3. Developmental assessment. 5.4 Summary. Chapter 6. The respiratory system. 6.1. Clinical scenarios. 6.2. Common presentations. 6.3. Respiratory examination. 6.4. Summary. Chapter 7. The cardiovascular system. 7.1. Clinical scenarios. 7.2. Common presentations. 7.3. Cardiac examination. 7.4. Summary. Chapter 8. The abdomen. 8.1. Clinical scenarios. 8.2. Common presentations. 8.3. Abdominal examination. 8.4. Summary. Chapter 9. The nervous system. 9.1 Clinical Scenarios. 9.2 Common presentations. 9.3. Neurological history. 9.4. Cranial nerve examination. 9.5. Peripheral nerve examination. 9.6. Summary. Chapter 10. Bones, joints and muscles. 10.1. Clinical scenarios. 10.2. Common presentations. 10.3. Musculoskeletal examination. 10.4. Summary. Chapter 11. The head and neck. 11.1. Clinical scenarios. 11.2. Common presentations. 11.3. Examination of the mouth and throat. 11.4. Examination of the ears and nose. 11.5. Examination of neck lumps. 11.6. Summary. Chapter 12. Skin and rashes. 12.1. Clinical scenarios. 12.2. Common presentations. 12.3. Examination of the skin. 12.4. Summary. Chapter 13. Abnormal behaviour. 13.1. Clinical scenarios. 13.2. Common presentations. 13.3. Behavioural examination. 13.4. Sleep history and examination. 13.5 Summary. Chapter 14. Genetic disorders and syndromes. 14.1. Clinical scenarios. 14.2. Common genetic syndromes. 14.3. Examination for genetic syndromes. 14.4. Summary.
Kier Shiels MA MB BChir MRCPCH MAcadMEd, Specialty Registrar in Paediatrics, Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, London, UK.
Rossa Brugha BMBCh MA(Oxon) MRCPCH PhD, Academic Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College London, London, UK