The ability to record an accurate and complete patient history, and to examine the patient appropriately in response to the history described, are fundamental skills that all student doctors need to acquire at an early stage in training.
'Making Sense of Clinical Examination of the Adult Patient' provides invaluable 'hands-on' guidance for medical students and junior doctors when presented with a new patient. Written from a very practical standpoint, Dr Douglas Model shares his extensive experience of teaching this subject. Real life scenarios are interspersed throughout the text.
On reading 'Making Sense of Clinical Examination of the Adult Patient', the reader is given: practical advice on recording all aspects of a patient's history, including the present complaint, past medical history, and family history; and detailed guidance on performing an examination of each body system.
Dr Douglas Model MBBS BSc (Physiology) FRCP is a visiting lecturer at the American University of the Caribbean and was formerly a Consultant Physician at the Eastbourne District General Hospital, Eastbourne, UK.
Preface Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations 1. Practical considerations 2. Clinical thinking and the diagnostic process 3. History-taking 4. General appearance of the patient 5. Vital signs 6. Head, nose, ears, mouth and neck 7. Cardiovascular system 8. Peripheral vascular system 9. Respiratory system 10. Abdominal system 11. Mental status examination 12. Cranial nerves 13. Motor system 14. Sensory system 15. Unconscious patient 16. Musculoskeletal system 17. Breasts and axillae 18. Female genitalia and rectum 19. Male genitalia and rectum Conclusion and further reading Index