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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pain is also a complex subject which needs to be skillfully taught and integrated with other topics. This book draws on these things to help students develop a solid philosophy of care that encompasses good pain management.
Fluids and electrolytes are key subjects in nursing education that contribute to the student nurse's ability to meet the 'Standards of Proficiency of Care Delivery and Care Management': a requirement for entry to the nursing register. This book reviews the fundamentals of fluids and electrolytes in an easy-to-understand way.
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.
Essential Nursing Care is an accessible and introductory textbook for student nurses to develop important skills in key areas of care, helping them to grow into competent practitioners. It introduces them to the concept of clinical skills and develops a foundation in practical nursing skills and the essence of nursing practice.
Provides an overview of the research literature regarding the topic of clinical decision making and judgement in nursing. This text helps individuals apply different techniques to practice, aiming for a 'non-academic' style. It draws together the research and practical experience of implementing techniques in practice.
Completely revised and updated to reflect significant changes in practice, 'Skills in Clinical Nursing' progresses from the simple to the complex, with each chapter placing techniques in the perspectives of client anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology.
Describes the means by which changes in processes of clinical audit, research and development and quality assurance can be achieved in practice, so that increases in clinical effectiveness, and clinical service delivery can be generated and measured quantitatively as well as qualitatively.