More Details about Macleods Clinical Examination With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access 14th International Edition

General Information  
Author(s)J Alastair Innes and Anna Dover and Karen Fairhurst
PublisherElsevier
Edition14th International Edition
ISBN9780702069925
Pages400
BindingSoftbound
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearAugust 2018

Description

This classic textbook aims to assist clinicians develop the consultation skills required to elicit a clear history, and the practical skills needed to detect clinical signs of disease. Where possible, the physical basis of clinical signs is explained to aid understanding. Formulation of a differential diagnosis from the information gained is introduced, and the logical initial investigations are included for each system.

Key Features
The first part of the book addresses the general principles of good interaction with patients, from the basics of taking a history and examining, to the use of pattern recognition to identify spot diagnoses.
The second part documents the relevant history, examination and investigations for all the major body systems.
The third part illustrates the application of these skills to specific clinical situations.
The final part covers preparation for assessments of clinical skills and the use of these skills in everyday practice.
The book has accompanying videos demonstrating many of the key clinical examination routines as set out in the book.


Table of Contents
Section 1: Principles of clinical history and examination
Managing clinical encounters with patients
General aspects of history taking
The value of initial observations
Section 2: System based examination   
The cardiovascular system
The respiratory system
The gastrointestinal system
The nervous system
The visual system
The ear, nose & throat
The endocrine system
The reproductive system
The renal system
The musculoskeletal system
The skin, hair and nails
Section 3: Applying history and examination skills in specific situations
Babies and Children
Patients with mental illness and learning disability
The frail elderly
Examining the deteriorating patient
History and examination towards the end of life
Section 4: Putting History and Examination skills to Use    
Preparing for assessments of clinical skills
Preparing for practice