Includes details of contemporary medical practice. This title also provides the factual knowledge required to practise medicine, explaining it in the context of underlying principles, basic science and research evidence, and shows how to apply this knowledge to the management of patients who present with problems rather than specific diseases.
A guide to various aspects of patient examination. It helps you review the questions you should include as part of your history taking, the examination techniques you should use for different body systems and the presenting signs of common disorders.
Features a wide range of self-assessment materials, useful for testing your understanding, and helping you to prepare for your exams. This title is approached from the point of view of what you will need to know in order to understand the clinical work you will eventually be doing.
Part of the "Illustrated Colour Text" series, this book provides an illustrated short account of human anatomy for medical and other health science students. It includes a high proportion of cadavaric photographs prepared especially for this book. It concentrates on the clinical relevance of the anatomy.
The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures, Seventh Edition presents up-to-date, evidence-based clinical skills procedures related to every aspect of a person's care, enabling nurses to deliver clinically effective patient-focused care.
Clinical skills procedures are a fundamental aspect of nursing care. The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures Student Edition has been specially compiled for pre-registration students to include the essential procedures they need to know.
Provides a clinical approach for an outcomes program aspiring to improve the quality of patient health through the achievement of best practice. When best practice is realised, cost and length of stay are reduced through decreased complication incidence and self-care improves because of improved consumer health and knowledge.
In order to make an accurate diagnosis, this book teaches medical students how to ask the right questions, examine patients correctly, and to interpret commonly used tests such as the ECG and chest X-ray. Case histories are used to cover common difficulties, and solutions, tips, illustrations, and photographs are provided throughout.
This new textbook teaches first year nursing students how to perform fundamental nursing skills and why to perform them in that way, integrating best practice, biological knowledge and clinical evidence. The step-by-step procedures, colour illustrations, and realistic scenarios from all nursing branches help readers prepare for placements.
Covering over 200 skills, which follow the nursing process framework, this book presents them in two-column format with rationales for each step. It includes guidelines, delegation principles for each skill, and considerations for various age groups and care settings. It also covers cultural and pediatric considerations.
Presents the skills and knowledge to use information effectively when exercising professional judgement and clinical decisions. By integrating theory with practical examples, this book provides an overview of the key issues facing nurses in decision making.
Offers insights into the role of the podiatrist in diabetic foot care and the many ways in which outcomes for diabetic foot patients can be improved. This book describes how podiatrists can accurately assess and efficiently manage the diabetic foot.
Helps you to learn procedures for assessing minor injuries. Linking the underlying anatomy to the examination processes that are part of the education of a practitioner, this text covers the commonly presenting injuries, and explains how to handle them.
Clinical Skills for Healthcare Assistants is an accessible, easy to read guide, outlining the fundamental and core skills integral to clinical practice. Divided into three sections, the first looks at fundamental skills applicable to all staff, such as accountability, communication and record keeping.
Covers the complete range of acute medical conditions and problems that junior doctors are likely to encounter during the first years of training. This book is divided into chapters reflecting core medical specialties - including infectious diseases; STD; and gastroenterology.
What causes hypertension in children? Is it common for epileptic patients to have post-ictal vomiting? If so, how often does this occur? Why is the incidence of parkinsonism less common in smokers? What is the role of urine examination in diabetic control? This book provides you with an easy way to discover the answers to your medical questions.
Reflects the importance of primary health and the community, the move towards evidence-based practice and the importance of the multi-disciplinary team. This title emphasizes on the importance of holistic, patient-focussed nursing. It addresses health assessment and introduces students to key aspects of the medical history and physical exam.
Designed to complement "Forbes and Jackson's Color Atlas and Text of Clinical Medicine 3rd Edition", this is a guide to the most common clinical disorders. Containing 525 photographs, it is suitable for use during clinical practice. It also presents signs you see in clinical practice, and is well-indexed to help you easily reach a diagnosis.
An illustrated guide to the various aspects of history taking and patient examination. This book features clinical photographs and illustrations that explain the concepts and skills to take a history and perform an examination.
Clinical Skills for Student Nurses is a comprehensive learning resource for student nurses in the UK. This textbook is based on the NMC Essential Skills Clusters and covers all the key clinical skills required for effective and efficient practice in UK healthcare.
Nationally recognised as the definitive guide to clinical nursing skills, The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures has provided essential nursing knowledge and up-to-date information on nursing skills and procedures for over 30 years.
Provides guidelines for over 40 common nursing procedures carried out by carers in a variety of settings. This book also places emphasis on a holistic approach with the recognition that each patient is a unique individual. Each procedure contains rationale and information for patient education in addition to step-by-step guidance.
Provides explanations of the common investigations carried out on various body systems. This work addresses the relationship between normal physiology and disease processes and the place of clinical investigation within these events. It also includes chromosome studies and blood cholesterol values.
Designed to emphasise the importance of holistic, patient-focussed nursing, this work addresses health assessment and introduces students to key aspects of the medical history and physical exam. It also examines contemporary issues such as substance misuse, and features case studies, critical incidents and care plans.
Details the skills identified in "Taylor's Fundamentals of Nursing, Sixth Edition" and describes additional advanced skills. This title outlines the procedures and skills in a step-by-step manner, with rationale, and offers guidance on how to respond to unanticipated outcomes.
Offers guidance and ideas for teaching and learning. This work explains how nurses make clinical decisions through the development of narratives, and how, using narratives, nurses gain a far more intimate knowledge of the patient than doctors can. It is useful for students of nursing, registered nurses and nurse managers.
Provides a fully integrated solution that promotes clinical judgment, performance, and success on the NCLEX examination and in nursing practice. This title includes an expanded coverage of obesity, highlighted with a new icon, that focuses on this epidemic health problem in our society.
The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, a peerless classic in the field, returns for a ninth edition. Thoroughly updated in line with current guidelines, this pocket-friendly book is the ultimate guide to the practice and philosophy of medicine.
This practical and concise guide to endocrinology and diabetes has been fully revised for the new edition. Covering clinical investigations and management of both common and rare conditions, it includes the protocols and clinical information necessary for the management of patients with endocrine and diabetic disorders.
Written from the perspective of a range of health science practitioners, including audiology, dietetics, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, prosthetics and orthotics, radiography, and speech-language pathology, this book aims to be a resource for supervisors to develop their practice grounded in theory and evidence.
This handbook provides clear guidance on all aspects of history taking, physical examination, communication, practical procedures, and interpretation of medical data. In line with current teaching methods, the book takes a systems-based approach to medicine and is an ideal revision guide and primer for junior doctors going out on the wards.
Moving away from the usual medical-modeled framework of mental health focused on problems, this title takes a postmodern, social construction approach, looking for and amplifying strengths and encouraging stakeholders to use them.
Based on the contents of: Davidson's principles and practice of medicine / edited by Brian R. Walker, Nicki R. Colledge, Stuart H. Ralston, Ian D. Penman; illustrations by Robert Britton. 22nd edition. 2014.
Deals with general and systematic pathology, approached from the point of view of what medical students need to know in order to understand the clinical work they will eventually be doing. This book includes a variety of self-assessment, to reinforce the messages and to test understanding and to help students prepare for exams.
Nursing OSCEs: A complete guide to exam success is a student-friendly and practical guide for revision. Offering step-by-step instructions for the ten most commonly assessed skills, example marking sheets, typical examiners questions and suggested answers, and with over 70 illustrations and four videos, this is all you need to succeed.