Clinical Examination Skills for Healthcare Professionals

Clinical Examination Skills for Healthcare Professionals

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Today, an increasing number of healthcare professionals (including nurses, midwives and members of many allied professions) have to conduct the vital first stage in a patienta€™s journey a€“ taking a clinical history and conducting an effective physical examination. This book offers clear, practical guidance on the fundamentals of clinical examination for any practitioner who wishes to understand their patienta€™s specific needs and to plan appropriate care. Recognising that readers will come from a diverse range of clinical backgrounds and roles, the opening chapter (on consultation and the skills needed to take an accurate clinical history) underpins the systems-based approach. This, combined with the use of case study examples, allows healthcare professionals to focus on the principles of examining the system or systems that are most relevant to their specific area of practice. The book also includes a helpful glossary and list of abbreviations. The authors come from the same diverse range of professions for whom the book has been written, and their wealth of knowledge and experience enables them to understand the challenges facing todaya€™s healthcare professionals. Contents include: Consultation and clinical history-taking skills Respiratory assessment Cardiovascular assessment Gastrointestinal assessment Neurological assessment Genitourinary assessment Musculoskeletal assessment Obstetric assessment Mental health assessment Perioperative assessmentThere are three main types of postural reflexes: a€c Static reflexes a€“ concerned with maintaining the position of the body and its parts at rest. ... Not only is this a professional requirement (Health Professions Council 2008, Nursing and Midwifery Council 2009); it also provides a record of the signs ... Guide to Physical Examination and History-Taking. ... Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK: Scion Publishing Limited.

Title:Clinical Examination Skills for Healthcare Professionals
Author:Mark Ranson, Hannah Abbott, Wendy Braithwaite
Publisher:M&K Update Ltd - 2014-01-02


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