Dec 182014
 


The best-selling USMLE Step 2 CS review book--now completely updated to reflect the latest exam format!

  • 44 full-length practice cases that simulate the real exam--including pediatric and telephone interviews as well as suggested closing statements for each case
  • A revised and expanded set of minicases representing common complaints, designed to help you rapidly develop a set of differential diagnoses
  • Updated content based on feedback from recent U.S. and international test takers
  • Step-by-step strategies for interacting with standardized patients, including "difficult patients"
  • Detailed descriptions of high-yield physical exam maneuvers that will win you points without costing time
  • Time management advice to maximize your clinical encounters
  • Proven study and exam strategies from students who passed the exam

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Dec 142014
 


Do you want to pass the CSA exam first time and with a high score? Are you looking for a comprehensive CSA revision book? Succeeding in the MRCGP Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) is an essential part of progressing through general practice specialty training. This comprehensive revision guide is the most up-to-date available and contains a variety cases of covering the entire breadth of the RCGP curriculum. Written by doctors who have successfully passed the MRCGP CSA exam, this book is packed with advice and tips, including guidance on topics that candidates consistently struggle with. This comprehensive MRCGP CSA revision guide describes the writers' memories of their recent CSA exams together with general advice on how to best prepare for it in those last few weeks (and hours!) before the exam. It includes a variety of cases spanning across the entire RCGP curriculum. It offers detailed guidance for each case on how to get the most out of each consultation by maximising your consultation skills. It gives both instructions for role-players and candidates for each case. It equips candidates with a structured, generalised approach that can be applied to any CSA scenario that may arise. It provides two full mock CSA circuits (26 cases) which can be completed under timed conditions. This engaging and easy to use guide will provide you with everything you need to know to fully prepare for all aspects of the CSA exam, and is an essential book for anyone serious in excelling in this exam.
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Dec 122014
 

Advanced Assessment: Interpreting Findings and Formulating Differential Diagnoses (Paperback)

By (author): Mary Jo Goolsby EdD MSN ANP-C CAE FAANP, Laurie Grubbs PhD MSN ANP-C

The 3rd Edition of this AJN Book of the Year shows you how to perform a focused history and physical based on presenting complaints and then interpret the findings to arrive at a definitive differential diagnosis.

Its complaint-focused organization makes it the perfect point-of-care resource for the classroom and in the clinical setting.

Look for the Plus Code inside new, printed texts—your key to unlocking the instructor and student resources online at DavisPlus, including your Davis Digital Version and interactive case studies.

 

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Dec 122014
 


Written for medical students and junior doctors, the fifth edition of this essential textbook has been fully revised and updated, including additional illustrations and photographs. The text teaches the clinical symptoms and signs of surgical disease, stressing the importance of a thorough history and bedside examination. By presenting the symptoms and signs in a formalized, systematic manner and by describing in detail the techniques of clinical examination, this text enables students to elicit key symptoms and make sound clinical decisions.

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Nov 272014
 

MEDICAL MASTER CLASS CLINICAL SKILLSSince its initial publication in 2001, Medical Masterclasshas been regarded as a key learning and teaching resource for physicians around the world.
The resource was produced in part to meet the vision of the Royal College of Physicians: ‘Doctors of the highest quality, serving patients well’. This vision continues and, along with advances in clinical practice and changes in the format of the MRCP(UK) exam, has justified the publication of this second edition.

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Oct 152014
 

Pocket Clinical Examiner (Paperback)

By (author): Adam Barnett, Thomas Bannister

This pocket-sized guide to clinical examination is ideal for medical students and junior doctors seeking a convenient handbook for use in busy clinical settings. It starts by discussing how to take a patient history. Each subsequent chapter focuses on a specific system or part of the body. The book covers the cardiovascular, respiratory, and abdominal systems. It discusses examination of the cranial nerves and the neurological system of the limbs. Specific chapters focus on the breast, skin, hand, shoulder, hip, and knee. The authors also discuss how to present findings and how to write a report.

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Oct 042014
 

Schwartz's Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics (Point (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins)) (Paperback)

By (author): Dr. Joseph J. Zorc MD MSCE, Dr. Elizabeth R. Alpern MD MSCE, Dr. Lawrence W. Brown M.D., Kathleen M. Loomes MD, Bradley S. Marino MD MPP MSCE, Dr. Cynthia J. Mollen MD PhD, Dr. Leslie J. Raffini MD MSCE

Completely updated by expert authors from leading pediatric institutions, this pocket-sized handbook for medical students and residents covers the diagnosis and management of common problems found in children, focusing on symptoms, differential diagnosis, laboratory assessment, and various treatment options for each problem.
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Sep 252014
 

Browse's Introduction to the Symptoms & Signs of Surgical Disease 4th Edition (Paperback)

By (author): Norman L. Browse, John Black, Kevin G. Burnand, William E.G. Thomas

The fourth edition of this essential textbook continues to meet the needs of all those learning the principles of surgical examination.

Together with Sir Norman Browse, the three additional authors bring their specialized knowledge and experience to complement the book's clear, didactic approach and broad insight into the general principles of surgery. The fourth edition includes revised content on muscles, tendons, bones, and joints and further updates in the breast chapter describe benign breast disease and the classification of cancer staging.

This edition includes numerous illustrations, with additional photographs showing the more subtle surgical signs and demonstrating new approaches to surgical examination. The authors also place a greater emphasis on the doctor-patient relationship and patient confidentiality.

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Sep 202014
 


This is the only comprehensive text to focus on the development of practical interviewing and counseling skills for master's-level mental health counseling students. It is structured around the goals established by the CACREP's 2009 document on standards for MHC programs, and uniquely encompasses both theory and practice from the perspectives of a diverse array of theoretical schools and practice strategies. The benefits of integrating complementary therapy approaches according to the needs of the client and the importance of multicultural considerations in interviewing and counseling are consistent themes throughout.

The book's hands-on guidance regarding interviewing and counseling skills, along with its embrace of different therapeutic modalities, will enable students to learn how to provide care to clients that is tailored to their specific needs. Each chapter includes a highlighted section that draws students' attention to topics related to diversity, and strategies for working with clients from a variety of populations. Issues related to race, ethnicity, immigration, and country of origin are highlighted along with age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, language, and physical and cognitive abilities. The use of case examples from multiple theoretical orientations offers a realistic view of what actually occurs in a consulting room. The book also addresses working with clients who have serious emotional or psychological difficulties and covers evidenced-based practice, assessment, and diagnosis, and when and how to terminate treatment. An instructor's guide and PowerPoint slides are also included.

Key Features:

  • Provides a balanced, integrated theoretical and practical approach to interviewing and counseling with a focus on skills development
  • Teaches the fundamental skills of empathy, active listening, treatment planning, and developing a strong therapeutic alliance
  • Includes "Spotlight on Culture" sections with case studies to emphasize how diversity informs sensitive and effective psychotherapy
  • Provides exercises to help students discover their own blind spots in regard to diversity
  • Offers a realistic window into the profession through numerous case examples
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Sep 102014
 


"This is a necessary addition to the library of any healthcare provider performing common procedures in the emergency room, urgent care, or primary care setting. This resource has been extensively researched to provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based information. It will be a valuable asset for practitioners performing common procedures." Score: 100, 5 stars --Doody's "This user-friendly, easy to understand, procedurally focused resource offers the necessary background information, illustrations, and step-by-step instructions for providing safe and efficient treatment to patients in these care settings to not only the novice but to experts in emergent and urgent care." K. Sue Hoyt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, FAANP St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, CA Elda G. Ramirez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP University of Texas Health Center Houston (From the Foreword) This companion is a highly accessible and comprehensive clinical guide to performing procedures in the office, urgent, and emergency care settings. Designed as an easy-to-use reference, it is the only volume to address procedures for all three specialty settings. This book presents 72 of the most commonly performed procedures used in these settings and organizes them into system-specific categories. Each procedure is presented using a concise format and includes original photos, line drawings, and tables to highlight the written content and provide clear directions regarding exactly how to perform each procedure. Chapters include: Background of the procedure Patient preparation Treatment options Contraindications Special considerations Procedure preparation, including patient preparation and equipment Step-by-step instruction for procedure Post procedure considerations Education points Complications Author's Pearls Resources
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