Mar 182015
 


Practical Medical Procedures at a Glance covers all the practical procedures required of UK medical students, Foundation Doctors, and other medical students worldwide, and provides a vital introduction and quick reference to support clinical skills sessions and ward placements. Providing clear explanations of each skill so that they can be efficiently learned, and ultimately, safely practiced, this guide is the perfect companion to clinical practice. Practical Medical Procedures at a Glance: * Provides broad topic coverage based on the GMC guidelines as listed in Tomorrow's Doctors, with concise and accessible explanation of the reasoning behind the skills * Includes aide-memoires, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and checklists for self-evaluation * Uses large, clear photographs and diagrams in a 'step-by-step' approach to each procedure and skill * Features valuable 'contraindications' that show when it's inappropriate to carry out certain procedures * Includes a companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/practicalmedprocedures featuring interactive multiple choice questions and videos demonstrating practical techniques

Beginning with basic procedures and progressing to more complex skills, Practical Medical Procedures at a Glance builds confidence and provides an invaluable overview of the skills needed throughout medical school and beyond, regardless of specialty.

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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 text emphasizes the importance of multicultural facets of interviewing and counseling throughout, challenging students to examine their own backgrounds and biases as they develop professionally.

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