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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Aug 112014
 

Auscultation Skills: Breath & Heart Sounds (Paperback)

By (author): Jessica Shank Coviello DNP APRN ANP-BC

Practitioners and students: see and hear breath and heart sounds with remarkable clarity while perfecting your auscultation technique.

Auscultation Skills: Breath & Heart Sounds, Fifth Edition, pinpoints exactly how, where, and why breath and heart sounds occur and helps you to differentiate normal from abnormal sounds quickly and accurately. Loaded with clear explanations, colorful illustrations, and linked to online audio cues, this sensational reference spans the simple to the complex and serves as an excellent tool for beginning practitioners and seasoned clinicians who are looking to hone their diagnostic skills and improve their auscultation technique.

This compact, practical book will improve your ability to auscultate for heart and breath sounds, and enhance your understanding of their physiology. Throughout, the book references corresponding tracks on the accompanying website, enabling users to listen to the sounds immediately after reading about the anatomical and physiologic changes associated with the sounds.

With full coverage of heart and breath sounds from the simple to the complex this comprehensive text explains heart and breath sound fundamentals including basic anatomy and physiology, best auscultation locations, tips on how to identify each sound, and what to document during a physical examination. Auscultation Skills: Breath & Heart Sounds, Fifth Edition offers practicing nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants a solid basis for recognizing and differentiating among abnormal breath and heart sounds to help them accurately interpret what they hear and then apply that knowledge toward a proper diagnosis and treatment regimen.
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Aug 092014
 

Clinical Examination: A Systematic Guide to Physical Diagnosis, 7e (Paperback)

By (author): Nicholas J. Talley MB BS. (Hons.) (NSW) M.MedSc. (Clin Epi.) (Newc.) M.D. (NSW) Ph.D. (Syd.) FRACP FAFPHM FRCP (Lond.) FRCP (Edin.) FACP FACG AGAF, Simon O'Connor FRACP DDU FCSANZ

A bestselling title for over 25 years, the updated seventh edition of Talley and O'Connor's Clinical Examination is an essential read for all student clinicians.

Fully updated with the latest clinical data, including specially commissioned research, this new edition of Clinical Examination addresses the core principles and clinical skills that underpin diagnosis for safe, effective medical practice.

Clinical Examination: A systematic guide to physical diagnosis, 7th edition breaks down each body system into a logical framework focusing on the history, clinical examination and correlation between physical signs and disease for each system. Helping students navigate from first impressions though to the end of consultation, the text provides a patient-centric, evidence-based approach, making it the definitive resource for anyone embarking upon a medical career.

Building on the strengths of previous editions, Clinical Examination 7th edition, also includes via Student Consult:

  • - New OSCE based scenario videos featuring Nick Talley and Simon O'Connor to assist with examination preparation
  • - ECG case studies
  • - Imaging library (X-Rays, MRIs and CT Scans)

Please note Student Consult access is only available with purchase of a print copy.

Available from 28 March 2014 - for separate purchase to enrich your learning experience:

An enhanced eBook version containing all content from the print edition plus 4 additional chapters covering history and examination of Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Neonatology and Paediatrics, new OSCE videos featuring Nick Talley and Simon O'Connor, ECG case studies, an imaging library and MCQs. Purchase can be made via Inkling from 28 March 2014 (www.inkling.com)

  • Building on the strengths of previous editions, Clinical Examination 7th edition, also includes via Student Consult:

    • - OSCE based scenario videos to assist with examination preparation
    • - ECG case studies
    • - Imaging library (X-Rays, MRIs and CT Scans)

    Please note Student Consult access is only available with purchase of a print copy.

    • - Chapters have been extended into sections, with each section covering a body system, incuding chapters on history, clinical examination and correlatio of physical signs and disease.

    • - Building on the strengths of previous editions, Clinical Examination 7th edition, also includes via Student Consult:

      • - Brand new OSCE based scenario videos to assist with examination preparation
      • - ECG case studies
      • - Imaging library (X-Rays, MRIs and CT Scans)

      - Please note Student Consult access is only available with purchase of a print copy.

    • - From 28 March 2014 an enhanced eBook will also be available containing all content from this edition plus 4 additional chapters covering history and examination of Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Neonatology and Paediatrics, OSCE videos, ECG case studies, an imaging library and MCQs. From 28 March 2014 purchase can be made via Inkling (www.inkling.com)



    The book is written for the clinical skills subject of the medical curriculum. Medical schools teach this at varying stages, some introducing the subject in the beginning years (graduate medical schools years 1 & 2) and others at year 3 (traditional/hybrid curricula, usually 5 or 6 years). Specialty Colleges and RACP teach a clinical skills subject in the early part of basic training which takes place after PGY1 & 2.
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    Jul 212014
     


    Fully updated and revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills is the only truly comprehensive pocket guide to all aspects of history taking, physical examination, practical procedures, data interpretation, and communication skills. Packed with expert knowledge and practical guidance it gives realistic advice on coping with common situations.

    The handbook is structured to allow rapid reference of key information, and to aid understanding with concise and practical clinical guidance. Full colour throughout, it includes over 140 detailed photographs and diagrams of all common examination skills to show you exactly what you need to do and the theory, practice and complications for each. More photos have been included, with over half completely new and specially produced for this edition. Each system chapter covers applied anatomy, history, examination, and the presentation of common and important disorders. Data interpretation covers the basics of x-rays, ECGs and other key areas. A new chapter on the eyes is included along with the sections on body language and non-verbal communication, and the section on practical procedures has been expanded. This handbook will help to ensure you have the confidence and skill to carry out an 'A' grade examination every time.
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    Jul 092014
     

    OSCE and Clinical Skills Handbook, 2e (Paperback)

    By (author): Katrina F. Hurley MD MHI FRCPC

    Developed to be a unique study guide for medical students preparing for their OSCE examinations. It summarizes important history and physical examination skills and is a practical review for all level of medical students. The book is organized by major body systems, and is designed to facilitate both individual and group study. It also includes samples OSCE scenarios and checklists.

    • Emphasis on basic clinical skills facilitates learning by junior medical students.

    • Question and answer format suitable to a variety of learning levels facilitates the learning of basic skills for junior medical students and helps senior medical students develop an approach to clinical symptomatology.

    • Important points are presented in an easy-to-read bulleted list format.

    • Sample OSCE Scenarios and Sample Checklists provide accurate and realistic simulations of the OSCE exam format for students.

    • The OSCE Checklist Template enables students to construct their own sample checklists using cases from the book and helps them develop an approach to a variety of clinical scenarios.

    • A sample in-depth OSCE case provides an opportunity for practice.

    • The body systems approach and tabbing system provide fast and easy access to the content.



    Contributors:

    Peter Green
    Program Director, Division of Dermatology
    Associate Professor of Dermatology, Dalhousie University

    Glen Jickling, Neurology Resident, School of Medicine, Dalhousie University
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    Jul 092014
     


    NAC OSCE - A Comprehensive Review is a detailed study guide for the Canadian NAC OSCE. This book contains therapeutic guidelines with drug dosages, clinical case scenarios and clinical examinations. The book can be used as a framework, complementing your clinical and therapeutic knowledge as you prepare for the NAC OSCE.

    Book highlights :

    - Contains management and therapeutic guidelines of over 200 common medical conditions.
    - More than 80 Clinical Cases and Examinations most likely to be on the NAC OSCE.
    - Easy to remember text boxes containing mnemonics, drug dosages and side effects.

    www.nacoscereview.com
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