Practical and Professional Clinical Skills

Paperback | October 15, 2011

EditorVinod Patel, John Morrissey

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Medical students are required to assimilate a huge amount of knowledge. However, to be effective practitioners, they must also be able to apply this knowledge in the context of patient care. Practical and Professional Clinical Skills sets out the full range of clinical skills that medicinestudents must be able to demonstrate.Compiled by editors with expertise in clinical skills education, the book has at its core a focus on professionalism, and on treating the patient with respect, dignity, and kindness.The book is divided into four suites:* History and Examination Skills * Procedural Skills * Emergency Skills * Professional SkillsTaken together, these suites provide unrivalled coverage of the subject.The book:Provides step-by-step procedures: with a balance of guidance, rationale and illustrative content.Relates skills to relevant basic science, be this anatomical (e.g. sites of injection), physiological (reactions), or microbiological (maintaining a sterile environment).Encourages the blended development of practical flair and professional competence, promoting the importance of learning skills in the context of professional domains, including communication skills.Encourages students to take advantage of appropriate opportunities to improve their techniques, maximise their confidence and foster a safe learning environment for themselves, and a safe clinical environment for their patients.Ensures students are mindful of patient status, seeking appropriate opportunities to undertake skills, and raising awareness of the well / unwell patientPrepares students to encounter medical emergencies, with indications of important first line management, and detail on structured management as part of the medical team.Alongside clear, step-by-step guidance, the book uses OSCE-style competency assessment checklists throughout to encourage the student to verify that they can correctly implement the guidance and skills presented.Practical and Professional Clinical Skills is the one resource you won't want to be without to ensure mastery of all clinical skills - and to ensure professional success.Online Resource CentreFor registered adopters of the text:* Figures from the book, available to download.For all:* Downloadable versions of the competency assessment checklists presented in the text.

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Medical students are required to assimilate a huge amount of knowledge. However, to be effective practitioners, they must also be able to apply this knowledge in the context of patient care. Practical and Professional Clinical Skills sets out the full range of clinical skills that medicinestudents must be able to demonstrate.Compiled b...

Dr Vinod Patel is Associate Professor in Clinical Skills at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick. He is also Honorary Consultant Physician in Endocrinology and Diabetes, Acute Medicine and Medical Obstetrics at the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Whilst his specialist area of research is prevention o...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 10.43 × 7.68 × 0.07 inPublished:October 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Suite 1: History and Examination Skills1. Introduction2. History takingSystems Examination3. General examination4. Cardiovascular examination5. Abdominal examination6. Respiratory examination7. Neurology: cranial nerves examination8. Neurology: limbs examinationMusculoskeletal Examination9. GALS10. Knee11. Hip spine12. Spine13. HandsSpecialised Examination14. Breast examination15. Thyroid examination16. Digital rectal examination17. Male groin and hernias18. Pelvic and vaginal examination19. Eye examination20. Ear examinationSpecialities History and Examination21. Paediatric history and examination22. Obstetric history and examination23. Psychiatric history and examination24. Diabetes history and examination25. Endocrine history and examination26. Dermatology history and examinationThe Full Consultation27. The full history and examinationSuite 2: Procedural SkillsGeneral: Infection Control28. Hand washing29. Infection control, safe disposal of waste and sharps, and surgical scrubbing up30. Use of personal protective equipmentDiagnostic31. BP, Pulse, Temp, Oxygen Sats, B Glucose32. Venepuncture, samples and blood cultures33. Performing and interpreting 12-lead ECG and monitor34. Peak flow measurement inhalers and nebs35. Spirometry respiratory function test36. Urinalysis and pregnancy testing37. Microbiology sampling: MSU, throat and skin swabs38. Nutritional assessment39. Lumbar puncture40. Arterial blood gasesTherapeutic41. Oxygen therapy42. Peripheral cannulation and setting up IVI43. Making up drugs for parenteral administration44. SC, IM, ID Injections45. Blood transfusion46. Urinary catheterisation: male and female47. Use of local anaesthetics48. Skin suturing49. Wound care and dressing: pressure sores50. Moving and handling51. NG TubeSuite 3: Emergency SkillsEmergency Life Support Skills52. Assessment of the acutely ill patient: ABCDE53. Adult basic life support54. Paediatric basic life support55. Adult advanced life support56. Paediatric advanced life support57. Cardiac arrest58. Periarrest arrhythmias59. Laryngeal mask airway60. Nasopharyngeal airway and combitubeGeneral Clinical Emergencies61. Sepsis62. Acute abdomen63. Respiratory failure64. Cardiac chest pain65. Cardiac failure66. Acute liver failure67. Gastrointestinal bleeding68. Acute renal failure69. Thromboembolism70. Chest infection71. Coma72. Stroke73. DKA and metabolic emergencies74. Acute single episode of headache75. TraumaSuite 4: Professional Skills76. Public health: health promotion and health inequalitiesPrescribing77. Legal prescribing78. Ensuring patient safety79. Prescribing bundles80. Drug charts81. Controlled drugs82. IV rota83. Anti-coagulation84. Insulin prescribing and glucose monitoringCertificates and Forms85. Consent Forms inc. capacity86. Blood test requests and data interpretation87. KMR Forms88. Infectious disease notifications89. Death certificate90. Cremation formInformation Management91. Confidentiality and data protection92. Ward notes93. Surgical checklist and pre-clerking94. Referral letters95. Discharge and summary96. Clinical knowledge, IT Skills, audit and EBM97. Data InterpretationRadiology98. Chest X-ray99. Abdominal X-ray100. Head CT and MRIAdvanced Clinical Skills101. Communication in special circumstances102. Care of the dying patient103. Clinical Leadership SkillsConclusion