Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills by James Thomas

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills

byJames Thomas, Tanya Monaghan

Paperback | August 6, 2014

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Fully updated and revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills is the only truly comprehensive pocket guide to all aspects of history taking, physical examination, practical procedures, data interpretation, and communication skills. Packedwith expert knowledge and practical guidance it gives realistic advice on coping with common situations. The handbook is structured to allow rapid reference of key information, and to aid understanding with concise and practical clinical guidance. Full colour throughout, it includes over 140 detailed photographs and diagrams of all common examination skills to show you exactly what you need to do andthe theory, practice and complications for each. More photos have been included, with over half completely new and specially produced for this edition. Each system chapter covers applied anatomy, history, examination, and the presentation of common and important disorders. Data interpretation coversthe basics of x-rays, ECGs and other key areas. A new chapter on the eyes is included along with the sections on body language and non-verbal communication, and the section on practical procedures has been expanded. This handbook will help to ensure you have the confidence and skill to carry out an'A' grade examination every time.

About The Author

James Thomas is Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK. Tanya Monaghan is Academic Clinical Lecturer in Gastroenterology at NIHR Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre Biomedical Research Unit, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK.

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Title:Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical SkillsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:768 pagesPublished:August 6, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199593973

ISBN - 13:9780199593972

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Table of Contents

1. Communication skills2. The history3. General and endocrine examination4. Skin, hair and nails5. The cardiovascular system6. The respiratory system7. The abdomen8. The nervous system9. The eyes10. The locomotor system11. The ear, nose and throat12. The male reproductive system13. The female reproductive system14. The obstetric assessment15. The breast16. The psychiatric assessment17. The paediatric assessment18. Practical procedures19. Clinical data interpretation20. Other investigations

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"The book is part of the Oxford Handbook series (like the cheese and onion) and will therefore be familiar to the majority of students. Being a handbook is particulary useful and means it'll fit in most pockets without trouble... To finish this excellent piece of work, Thomas and Monaghan haveincluded a chapter on interpretation - going through most of radiology, clinical chemistry and not forgetting the dreaded ECGs." --Scott's Spiel at http://www.scott-h.com