- The only handbook to cover history taking, examination, practical procedures, data interpretation and communication skills in one volume
- Divided into systems-based sections to mirror modern medical teaching practices
- Includes approximately forty practical procedures that the final year medical student, and senior nurse, are expected to perform
- Highly illustrated with over 100 full-colour diagrams and photographs
- An excellent learning and revision guide for medical students and an essential primer for junior doctors going out onto the ward
- Fully cross-referenced to other books in the Oxford Handbook series including 'Clinical Medicine' and 'Clinical Specialties'
Your one-stop-shop for final examination, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills is the first truly comprehensive pocket guide to clinical examination and practical skills for medical students and junior doctors. Providing clear and user-friendly guidance on all aspects of history taking, physical examination, common practical procedures, data interpretation and communication skills, it gives realistic advice on coping with common situations.
In line with current teaching methods, the book takes a systems-based approach to medicine. Each system chapter follows a structured format covering applied anatomy, history, examination, and the presentation of common and important disorders. The procedures section includes approximately forty practical procedures that the final year medical student and senior nurse are expected to perform, from hand-washing through cardiopulmonary resuscitation to inserting chest drains. The theory, practice and complications are outlined for each. The final section on data interpretation covers the basics of chest x-rays, abdominal x-rays, ECGs, lung function tests and several other areas that the junior doctor is expected to carry out in their early years of training.
Aimed at medical students throughout their course and student nurses throughout their clinical years, its clear presentation and layout combined with comprehensive clinical detail make this book an ideal guide both for quick reference whilst on the wards, or for more detailed study at the desk. It will also prove useful to junior doctors and nurse practitioners as a primer before going out onto wards, or into a primary care setting.
Readership: This handbook is aimed at medical students throughout their course and student nurses throughout their clinical years. It is an excellent quick reference and revision guide when preparing for OSCEs and data interpretation examinations. It will also prove useful to junior doctors and nurse practitioners as a primer before going out onto wards, or into a primary care setting.
1. Communication skills
2. The history
3. General examination
4. Skin, hair and nails
5. The endocrine system
6. Ear, nose and throat
7. The cardiovascular system
8. The respiratory system
9. The abdomen
10. The nervous system
11. The locomotor system
12. The male reproductive system
13. The female breast
14. The female reproductive system
15. The psychiatric assessment
16. The paediatric assessment
17. Practical procedures
18. Data interpretation
Authors, editors, and contributors
Edited by James Thomas, Senior House Officer in Medicine,
Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK and
Tanya Monaghan, Academic Clinical Fellow, Wolfson Digestive Diseases Centre, University of Nottingham, UK, and Specialist Registrar in Gastroenterology, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
Dr Caroline Boyes; Senior House Officer, Paediatrics, Leeds General Infirmary,
Dr Tom Fearnley, SHO in Acute Medicine, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK
Dr Richard Fuller, Consultant Geriatrician, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust; Sub Dean, School of Medicine, University of Leeds.
Dr Tanya Monaghan, Academic Clinical Fellow, Wolfson Centre for Digestive Diseases, University of Nottingham, UK
Heidi Alyna Ridsdale, Senior Physiotherapist, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK
Dr Bruno Rushforth, GP registrar, Leeds
Dr James Thomas, Senior House Officer in Medicine, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK