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Clinical Examination Skills for Healthcare Professionals 2nd Edition 2017

Clinical Examination Skills for Healthcare Professionals 2nd Edition 2017

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Today, an increasing number of healthcare professionals (including nurses, midwives and members of many allied professions) have to conduct the vital first stage in a patient s journey taking a clinical history and conducting an effective physical examination. This book offers clear, practical guidance on the fundamentals of clinical examination for any practitioner who wishes to understand their patient s specific needs and to plan appropriate care. Recognising that readers will come from a diverse range of clinical backgrounds and roles, the opening chapter (on consultation and the skills needed to take an accurate clinical history) underpins the systems-based approach. This, combined with the use of case study examples, allows healthcare professionals to focus on the principles of examining the system or systems that are most relevant to their specific area of practice. The book also includes a helpful glossary and list of abbreviations. This new, updated edition contains revised chapters on genitourinary assessment, obstetric assessment and mental health assessment. There is also a completely new chapter on eye, ear, nose and throat assessment, covering the EENT conditions most commonly encountered in primary healthcare. Contents include: Consultation and clinical history-taking skills Respiratory assessment Cardiovascular assessment Gastrointestinal assessment Neurological assessment Genitourinary assessment Musculoskeletal assessment Obstetric assessment Mental health assessment Perioperative assessment Eye, ear, nose and throat assessment

The authors come from the same diverse range of professions for whom the book has been written, and their wealth of knowledge and experience enables them to understand the challenges facing today’s healthcare professionals.

Contents include:
Consultation and clinical history-taking skills 
Respiratory assessment 
Cardiovascular assessment 
Gastrointestinal assessment 
Neurological assessment 
Genitourinary assessment 
Musculoskeletal assessment 
Obstetric assessment 
Mental health assessment 
Perioperative assessment

 

Product details

Product details

  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: M&K Publishing, an imprint of M&K Update Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (22 May 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905539762
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905539765

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