Jul 242015
 

Macleod's Clinical OSCEs, 1e (Paperback)

By (author): Paul A. O'Neill BSc(Hons) MBChB FRCP (Lon) MD FAcadMed FHEA, Alexandra Evans MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DFRSH, Tim Pattison BSc MBChB MRCP MSc PGCert (Med Ed), Meriel Tolhurst-Cleaver MA (Cantab) MB BChir MRCPCH, Serena Tolhurst-Cleaver MBChB MRCP(Lon) FFICM PGCert(MMC)

This new book for medical students contains over 60 of the most commonly encountered OSCE stations in medicine and surgery. The OSCEs are arranged according to type of skill; for example history-taking, ethics and communication, physical examination. This is an accessible book for students under pressure who are revising for a clinical OSCE. It provides simple advice, tips about preparation, and will be easily understood. It provides sample OSCE station questions and simulated patient scripts (with answers) for practice at home.

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Jul 242015
 

Examination Medicine: A Guide to Physician Training, 7e (Paperback)

By (author): Nicholas J Talley MD (NSW) PhD (Syd) MMedSci (Clin Epi)(Newc.) FAHMS FRACP FAFPHM FRCP (Lond. & Edin.) FACP, Simon O'Connor FRACP DDU FCSANZ

Preparation is the key to success?

Now in its seventh edition, Examination Medicine: a guide to physician training, has prepared generations of Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) candidates and medical students for their written and clinical examinations. Instructive, informative and aligned with current practice, this new edition provides an overview of what to expect and what is expected of you. It shares valuable advice on how to prepare for the examinations, use your time to best effect and avoid common pitfalls. In addition, this text provides: • - 50 practice long cases including history, examination, investigations and treatment • - sample long cases from the examiner’s perspective including typical points likely to be raised in discussion and clinical traps candidates may fall into • - 30 practice short cases including examples of typical X-rays and scans, providing guidance for ‘spot’ diagnosis and outlining a system for examination • - hint boxes highlighting common pitfalls and useful tips. Examination Medicine: a guide to physician training 7econtinues to be a valued resource for medical students, outlining the key skills and qualities your examiner expects. It ensures you give your best possible performance in your examinations. Building on the strengths of previous editions, the seventh edition also includes video tutorials on conducting short and long cases via Student Consult.   Please note that access to Student Consult is available only with purchase of this print copy. Also available for separate purchase to enrich your learning experience: • - An interactive enhanced eBook containing all the content from this edition plus embedded video.  Or •  - A standard eBook containing content from the print edition. Please note that access to Student Consult is not available for purchase of the eBook

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Jul 192015
 


With the most up-to-date information on assessment techniques, normal and abnormal findings, and the assessment of patients with specific diseases and disorders, Mosby’s Expert Physical Exam Handbook: Rapid Inpatient and Outpatient Assessments, 3rd Edition is an essential resource for the medical-surgical setting. Detailed instructions and tips help you effectively apply your physical examination skills. From basic examination techniques to step-by-step guides for examining each body region and system, this handbook has everything you need to perform quick and thorough physical examinations.
  • UNIQUE! Action Stats identify immediate actions for critical situations and explain what to do for a patient with a potentially life-threatening condition.UNIQUE! Disorder Close-Ups enable you to identify abnormalities and determine when further analysis or treatment is needed.
  • Normal Findings summarize characteristic findings and acceptable variations based on age, sex, and condition of the patient.
  • UNIQUE! Interpreting Abnormal Findings helps you analyze irregular findings and determine their causes.
  • A chapter on documentation highlights key information to record during the initial assessment, with guidelines for documenting findings for over 20 selected conditions.
  • Examination Tips save you time with practical advice on how to examine patients more efficiently.
  • Lifespan Considerations provide guidelines for assessing patients of all ages to help you individualize exams.
  • Cultural Considerations include valuable information on variations in findings and transcultural considerations for the increasingly multicultural population.
  • Anatomy Reviews with detailed anatomical illustrations refresh your knowledge of anatomy for more accurate physical examinations.
  • A chapter covering health history, equipment, examination techniques, and procedures provides a solid foundation for learning to conduct more effective exams.
  • UNIQUE! The easy-to-follow, step-by-step format covers all aspects of physical examination - inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation - promoting an efficient and logical approach to physical exams.
  • Interview questions and guidelines help you hone your interviewing skills to focus your physical assessments.
  • How-to tips on individualizing the physical exam for patients with handicaps, pain, and serious illnesses enable you to effectively and accurately assess patients with special situations.
  • UNIQUE! Expert Exam Checklists available in the book and on the companion Evolve website provide handy reminders for assessing each body region.
  • Thoroughly updated content reflects the latest research findings and evidence-based practice for techniques, normal and abnormal findings, and more.
  • More illustrations and photographs than ever before clearly show normal anatomy, as well as normal and abnormal assessment findings.
  • Dual-function table of contents, with body systems cross-referencing in addition to a body regions organization, helps you quickly find the information you need.
  • Spanish/English assessment terms enable you to accurately communicate with Spanish-speaking patients.
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Jul 192015
 

Rapid Review of PACES (Paperback)

By (author): Rashmi Kaushal, Sajini Wijetilleka, Sanjay Sharma

Rapid Review of PACES is an essential guide for the MRCP PACES examination that has been fully updated to include the revised exam format, covering all five clinical stations, including Brief Clinical Consultation, History Taking, Communication Skills and Ethics. This book includes the most common case based clinical scenarios and provides practical advice on approach to the patient, inspection of signs and examination technique, with thorough explanations of how to interpret the elicited signs. The systematic clinical examination techniques given by this book will help serve as templates as you develop your own style and perfect your clinical skills as you strive to become that better physician!
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Jul 192015
 

Examination Paediatrics, 4e (Paperback)

By (author): Wayne Harris MBBS MRCP(UK) FRACP

A practical study guide to help candidates pass clinical examinations in paediatrics, particularly at postgraduate level

Examination Paediatrics, 4th Edition is written for candidates preparing for the Fellowship Examination of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP). This includes both Australian and New Zealand candidates as well as candidates taking the Australian examination in other countries.

This invaluable paediatric study guide is also aimed at candidates preparing for the Membership Examination for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) (Part II) (MRCPCH).

Additionally, Examination Paediatrics will be a useful medical reference for all undergraduate and postgraduate students preparing for any paediatric exam with a clinical component - including those with an OSCE format.

The new sections and expanded text in this fourth edition will assist General Practitioners, paediatric residents, house officers, registrars and doctors sitting the Australian Medical Council examination.

Examination Paediatrics, 4th Edition contains ample information on history-taking, examination procedure, relevant investigations, memory aids, lists and mnemonics, and management for the majority of chronic paediatric clinical problems seen in hospital-based practice.

This new edition retains a key feature popular in previous editions of Examination Paediatrics - a detailed explanation of the attitudinal skills, body language, and motivation necessary to complete clinical examinations successfully.



• discussion of new mini CEX (Clinical Evaluation Exercises) and new short case introduction
• expanded cardiology, endocrinology and neurology sections with new diagrams
• a new section on Williams syndrome
• expanded sections on Marfan syndrome and Noonan syndrome
• a new long case on obstructive sleep apnoea
• a new short case on virilisation
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Jul 152015
 


USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Triage is the indispensable preparation book for the Step 2 Clinical Skills exam, presenting 40 high-yield patient-encounter cases that simulate the examination experience. Cases are organized for straightforward learning: a sample dialogue that mimics actual doctor-patient communication is followed by guidelines on performing the physical exam, ending the case, writing the patient note, and outlining the differential diagnosis. Comprehensive yet succinct, the cases address almost all possible exam scenarios, including telephone cases and "difficult patient" encounters. Each case contains detailed and relevant information on presenting complaints and conditions, with pertinent points highlighted and boxed for easy review. Written by the author of the popular USMLE Step 3 Triage, this book is optimal for either individual or group study and for any student interested in reviewing how to practice applying medical knowledge and patient-centered skills.
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Jul 102015
 

INTEGRATIVE COUNCELLINGThis video brings the counseling process to life and helps students understand the advantages of developing an integrative style. Students observe Dr. Corey as he works with one client, Ruth, using various theoretical models and techniques. Introductory lectures and process commentary explain what viewers will see and why a particular approach was used.

INTEGRATIVE COUNCELLING 11. Beginning of Counseling.
2. The Therapeutic Relationship.
3. Establishing Therapeutic Goals.
4. Understanding and Dealing with Diversity.
5. Understanding and Dealing With Resistance.
6. Cognitive Focus in Counseling.
7. Emotive Focus in Counseling.
8. Behavioral Focus In Counseling.
9. An Integrative Perspective.
10. Working with Transference and Countertransference.
11. Understanding How the Past Influences the Present.
12. Working toward Decisions and Behavior Change.
13. Evaluation and Termination.
General Discussion Questions.

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Jun 262015
 


This quick-reference pocket book is written for primary care practitioners who face diagnostic problems in brief office visits. It offers evidence-based guidelines on which key questions to ask and what data to obtain in order to provide sound diagnoses of common adult problems. More than 140 chapters in eighteen sections cover mental health problems, symptoms and signs in each organ system, laboratory abnormalities, and radiologic abnormalities.

This edition has been thoroughly updated by new editors. New chapters cover corneal foreign body, hematuria, brain natriuretic peptide in congestive heart failure, and D-dimer. The format includes more quick-scanning bullets and tables.

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Jun 182015
 

Clinical Examination: With STUDENT CONSULT Access, 4e (Paperback)

By (author): Owen Epstein MB BCh FRCP, G. David Perkin BA MB FRCP
BA MB FRCP, John Cookson MD FRCP, Ian S. Watt BSc MB ChB MPH FFPH, Roby Rakhit BSc MD FRCP, Andrew W. Robins MB MSc MRCP FRCHCH, Graham A. W. Hornett BA MA MB BChir FRCGP

The fourth edition of Clinical Examination provides a clear, practical and above all, superbly illustrated guide to all aspects of history taking and patient examination. Designed to be accessible both to medical students just starting their clinical attachments and to more experienced readers, the clear writing style, the innovative use of clinical photographs and the explanatory illustrations combine to explain and clarify the concepts and skills necessary to take a history and perform an examination. The text is organised by body system, with each chapter structured the same way: firstly, underlying structure and function; secondly, signs, symptoms and abnormalities; thirdly, patient examination.
  • The anatomy & physiology coverage 'sets the scene' and refreshes students' memory on the science they studied earlier in their course
  • The signs & symptoms sections serve as a mini-textbook of medicine by highlighting most important diseases associated with each body system
  • The history-taking and examination sections alert students to general principles and particular considerations relevant to interacting with patients
  • Eight different types of boxes classify information on key aspects of the text: differential diagnosis; emergency topics; examination of the elderly; questions to ask; areas for review; risk factors; symptoms and signs; and ‘red flag’ issues
  • Nearly 1000 illustrations, including over 500 photographs of physical signs as they present in real life
  • Colour diagrams illustrate underlying structure and function as well as demonstrating examination techniques
  • Now available on Student Consult with full online access to the text and illustrations
  • An expanded author team includes representatives from primary care to reflect the changes in the teaching environment for clinical skills
  • A new first chapter focuses more strongly on communication skills and ethics
  • New ‘red flag’ highlight important symptoms and signs requiring urgent attention
  • Online access to the text and illustrations on Student Consult for the first time
  • A revised text design givers the text a fresh feel and aids navigation through the book
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Jun 042015
 


There's no getting away from the fact that finals are tricky. Becoming a confident House Officer involves not only medicine, surgery and psychiatry, but also communication, ethics, and practical skills. Get Through Clinical Finals: A Toolkit for OSCEs is intended to help identify these areas, to show the reader how to avoid the common pitfalls and, by combining such information, how to successfully mind that gap.

Forming part of the best selling and well respected 'Get Through' series, this book aims to provide medical students with practical advice on how to revise and pass their OSCEs (Observed Structured Clinical Examinations). Featuring numerous practice scenarios in all the major specialties, Get Through Clinical Finals contains the information that finalists are expected to know but are rarely taught. Written by recently qualified doctors, this is the ideal toolkit in the run up to clinical finals.
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