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'This is one of the most concise, informative clinical books I have seen in a long time' -Accident and Emergency Nursing on the first edition The fully updated second edition of this book continues to take a systematic approach to comprehensive patient assessment. The text explores best practice in history taking and summarises the key clinical skills needed to develop and improve physical examination skills and to competently assess, diagnose, plan and provide care. Pocket book style for use during your course and for easy reference in a clinical setting Easy to follow page layout with key points marked with bullet points and additional information on the right of the page Based on Turner and Blackwood's well-established Lecture Notes on Clinical SkillsNew to this edition: Fully updated throughout and includes three new chapters on examination of the male genitalia, examination of the female reproductive system and ophthalmic examination Now in full colour throughout
Carol L. Cox is Professor of Advanced Clinical Practice Nursing and Research Lead for the Department of Applied Biological Sciences in the School of Community and Health Sciences, City University London and Nursing Research Lead, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Table of Contents
Prologue: Advanced Practice Nursing
Introduction: The First Approach
Examination of the Cardiovascular System
Examination of the Respiratory System
Examination of the Abdomen
Examination of the Male Genitalia
Examination of the Female Reproductive System
Mental Health Assessment
Examination of the Nervous System
Examination of the Musculoskeletal System
Assessment of the Child
Assessment of Disability Including Care of the Older Adult
Basic Examination, Notes and Diagnostic Principles
Presenting Cases and Communication
Imaging Techniques and Clinical Investigations
The 12-Lead Electrocardiogram
Interpretation of Investigations
Laboratory Results - Reference Values
Common Emergency Treatments
Jaeger Reading Chart
Visual Acuity 3 m Chart
Hodkinson Ten Point Mental Test Score
Barthel Index of Activities of Daily Living
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