Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills

Paperback | June 17, 2011

byElizabeth Burns, Kenneth Korn, James Whyte

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The Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills is a comprehensive pocket guide for medical, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner students. It is designed to help students transition from classroom to clinical internships, preceptorships, and clerkships.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 and mastering common situations. Each systems 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 toperform. The section on data interpretation covers the basics of chest x-rays, abdominal x-rays, ECGs, lung function tests and several other areas that the student is expected to carry out in their early years of training.

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The Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills is a comprehensive pocket guide for medical, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner students. It is designed to help students transition from classroom to clinical internships, preceptorships, and clerkships.Providing clear and user-friendly guidance on all ...

Elizabeth Burns is Professor of Family Medicine and Community and Assistant Dean at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Kenneth Korn is in the Leon County Health Department, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, Florida and Physician Assistant Program, at the North Dakota University...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:720 pages, 4.02 × 7.01 × 0.91 inPublished:June 17, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195389727

ISBN - 13:9780195389722

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How to use this bookDetailed contentsSymbols and abbreviations1. Communication skills2. The history3. General examination4. Skin, hair, and nails5. The endocrine system6. Ear, nose, and throat7. The cardiovascular system8. The respiratory system9. The abdomen10. The nervous system11. The musculoskeletal system12. The male reproductive system13. The female breast14. The female reproductive system15. The psychiatric assessment16. The pediatric assessment17. Considerations regarding patient care under special circumstances18. Practical procedures19. Data interpretationIndex