Author: Alasdair K. B. Ruthven
The new edition of this hugely successful book has been revised and new sections added, whilst retaining its unique systematic format. If you are learning how to examine patients, or preparing for an OSCE, then you need "Essential Examination"!
Author: Alasdair K. B. Ruthven
Publisher: Scion Pub Limited
Essential Examination is a concise aide-memoire for any medical student preparing for their clinical examination exams.
Author: Neel L. Burton, Kuldip Birdi
Publisher: CRC Press
This Second Edition of the highly popular Clinical Skills for OSCEs is the most comprehensive guide to basic clinical skills available, covering all the pertinent skills taught at medical school, from third year to finals. With its clear and concise, yet informative style, Clinical Skills for OSCEs, Second Edition is the ideal revision tool for all exam candidates preparing for their OSCE or PLAB exams.
Author: Manoj Ramachandran, Marc A Gladman
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This book of over 140 cases is designed for candidates preparing for all surgical examinations, whether at undergraduate, postgraduate or exit examination level. It will demystify and simplify the clinical assessment of surgical cases and provides invaluable advice on how to achieve success. The text includes top tips, acronyms and up-to-date summaries of current practice based on the authors’ personal experience of surgical examinations. Cases are graded in terms of likely appearance in the examinations. Top tips emphasize specific subjects which cause confusion. The text provides advice on the most appropriate time to finish an examination. Examples of the common procedures and props that come up in the skill-based examination format are included. This fully revised Second Edition is now in colour and includes photographs of key manoeuvres performed during specific surgical examination routines Includes a new section on communication skills A new co-author in academic surgery joins the project.
Author: Owen Epstein, G. David Perkin, John Cookson, Ian S. Watt, Roby Rakhit, Andrew W. Robins, Graham A. W. Hornett
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The fourth edition of Clinical Examination provides a clear, practical and above all, superbly illustrated guide to all aspects of history taking and patient examination. Designed to be accessible both to medical students just starting their clinical attachments and to more experienced readers, the clear writing style, the innovative use of clinical photographs and the explanatory illustrations combine to explain and clarify the concepts and skills necessary to take a history and perform an examination. The text is organised by body system, with each chapter structured the same way: firstly, underlying structure and function; secondly, signs, symptoms and abnormalities; thirdly, patient examination. The anatomy & physiology coverage 'sets the scene' and refreshes students' memory on the science they studied earlier in their course The signs & symptoms sections serve as a mini-textbook of medicine by highlighting most important diseases associated with each body system The history-taking and examination sections alert students to general principles and particular considerations relevant to interacting with patients Eight different types of boxes classify information on key aspects of the text: differential diagnosis; emergency topics; examination of the elderly; questions to ask; areas for review; risk factors; symptoms and signs; and ‘red flag’ issues Nearly 1000 illustrations, including over 500 photographs of physical signs as they present in real life Colour diagrams illustrate underlying structure and function as well as demonstrating examination techniques Now available on Student Consult with full online access to the text and illustrations An expanded author team includes representatives from primary care to reflect the changes in the teaching environment for clinical skills A new first chapter focuses more strongly on communication skills and ethics New ‘red flag’ highlight important symptoms and signs requiring urgent attention Online access to the text and illustrations on Student Consult for the first time A revised text design givers the text a fresh feel and aids navigation through the book
Author: Hugo Farne, Edward Norris-Cervetto, James Warbrick-Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Oxford Cases in Medicine and Surgery, second edition, teaches students a hypothesis-driven, logical step-by-step approach to diagnosis when faced with each of 29 common patient presentations. This approach mirrors that used by successful clinicians on the wards, challenging students with questions at each stage of a case (history-taking, examination, investigation, management). In tackling these questions, students understand how to critically analyse information and learn to integrate their existing knowledge to a real-life scenario from start to finish. Each chapter focuses on a common presenting symptom (e.g. chest pain). By starting with a symptom, mirroring real life settings, students learn to draw on their knowledge of different physiological systems - for example, cardiology, respiratory, gastroenterology - at the same time. All the major presenting symptoms in general medicine and surgery (mapped to UK medical school curricula) are covered, together with a broad range of pathologies. This book is an essential resource for all medicine students, and provides a modern, well-rounded introduction to life on the wards. Ideal for those starting out in clinical medicine and an ideal refresher for those revising for OSCEs and finals.
Author: Beti Wyn Evans, Laura Kravitz, Nina Walker, Kelly Lefteri
Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press
Pharmacy OSCEs is the only pharmacy-specific OSCE revision guide. This easy-to-use book covers the key competencies that will be tested during your Objective Structured Clinical Examinations whether you are still studying or in practice. Written in a concise and accessible way, all types of situations are covered from responding to a specific symptom to solving calculations. The scenarios read like tasks at an OSCE station and are accompanied by: (i) Learning objectives; (ii) Questions and answers; (iii) Feedback and revision points; (iv) Key references and further reading. The examples vary in complexity, ranging from early undergraduate years through to postgraduate. With over 70 practice scenarios, this book will support you throughout your training and ensure your best performance on the day of the exam.
Author: Nazmul Akunjee, Muhammed Akunjee
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
Aimed at final year medical students preparing for the Objective structure Clinical Examinations, this concise work covers, in a self-test format, over 100 sample OSCE stations inclusing the standard history, examination and general skills stations.
Author: David Mccollum
Publisher: CRC Press
This straightforward guide to taking patient history comprehensively covers all of the commonly seen OSCE scenarios within the current undergraduate medical curriculum. The Easy Guide to Focused History Taking for OSCEs includes introductory chapters with general OSCE guidance, mapping onto the Calgary-Cambridge model. These include tips from recently qualified doctors and highly respected physicians and surgeons who commonly examine OSCEs, as well as a sample OSCE marking scheme. ? The book then covers 56 histories based on presenting complaints - more than any other text on the market - thoroughly testing both knowledge and examination technique. Each history is based around the exam requirements, with mnemonics, ‘red flag’ symptom boxes and list-based breakdowns to aid prompt recall. Common and serious differentials are highlighted, as well as investigations to help rule out the serious conditions. Each section concludes by outlining key aspects for each differential diagnosis as well as a list of investigations and management options. ? With this book, every student will be well equipped to tackle any clinical problem, in the OSCE examination and also in their continued professional practice.
Author: Dr. Zu-Hua Gao, Dr. Christopher Naugler
Publisher: Brush Education
More cases = more success on your exam When you take your clinical skills exam, every case you know counts. Prepare quickly and efficiently for your clinical exam with the updated third edition of this bestselling OSCE study guide. Written by Canadian doctors, Clinical Skills Review presents 134 cases based on scenarios you’ll encounter on the MCCQE II and CFPC certification exams. An essential resource for Canadian medical students and international medical graduates seeking a licence to practise medicine in Canada, Clinical Skills Review is also a valuable supplemental guide for the USMLE Step 2 CS. Features of the new edition include: Comprehensive coverage of typical clinical situations. A systematic approach to clinical skills. Indexes of cases and medical abbreviations for easy reference. Time-tested mnemonics to help you excel on the exam. Aids for group study, since practice is the best way to prepare. Cases organized by categories found on the MCCQE II: Medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, preventive medicine and community health, psychiatry and neurology, and surgery.
Author: R. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, NCMP, FAANP, Heidi C. Fantasia, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
"This is an extraordinarily down-to-earth and useful guide for both novice clinicians and experienced clinicians who are presented with challenging patient situations. ... a must-have book for novice clinicians as they struggle to make it through their first solo gynecologic examination and move on to mastering the art of caregiving as well as the science of providing the best possible individualized care for each woman across the life span." - Joellen W. Hawkins, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC; Professor Emeritus, Boston College, William F. Connell School of Nursing; Writer-in-Residence, Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences This newly updated, step-by-step guide to the key points of conducting the GYN exam addresses everything both busy nurse practitioners and NP students need to know, from basic procedures to high-level challenges. Part I breaks down the GYN exam into clinical parts, emphasizing strategies to decrease anxiety and minimize discomfort at every stage of the exam. Part II walks the caregiver through the exam for women at every stage of the life span, sexually abused women, obese women, and women who have undergone genital mutilation. This second edition delivers an all-new chapter on providing care to transgender and LGBT women and also includes new information on intimate partner violence and working with adolescents and menopausal and older women. Comprehensive and organized for easy access to information, the book features prominently displayed key points, learning objectives, and "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" boxes based on the authors' more than 40 years of teaching experience. Along with the most up-to-date information on STIs, Pap guidelines across the life span, and recommendations on the well-woman exam, this concise guide comes with a wealth of essential resources, including links to instructional videos and free apps for patient and practitioner education, adding to the book’s value as an indispensable, quick-access guide to delivering excellent holistic care to women. New to the Second Edition: New chapter on examining the transgender and LGBT woman Latest information on intimate partner violence Updates on examining adolescents and menopausal and older women New information on female genital mutilation New CDC STD, PAP, and ACOG Guidelines Links to instructional videos Free apps for patient and practitioner education Key Features: Delivers easy-to-read, bulleted information in a convenient pocket size Provides learning objectives, key points, and Fast Facts in a Nutshell Includes tips on examining special populations including obese, anxious, multiparous, pediatric, menopausal, and older patients and transgender/LGBTQ Serves as a refresher for those studying for the WHNP Exam
Author: Merriman, Clair, Westcott, Liz
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
The book is concise, practical and focuses on issues of most concern to students preparing for OSCEs. Chapters on what to expect, preparing on the day, tips for performing, assessment critieria, successful OSCE examples and material on other practical assessment forms, such as MCQ exams, exam essays and seen exams are all included. The book is full of examples, FAQs and real student tips.
Author: Nazmul Akunjee, Muhammed Akunjee, Syed Jalali, Shoaib Siddiqui, Dominic Pimenta, Dilsan Yilmaz
Publisher: CRC Press
This second edition of the highly successful Easy Guide to OSCEs for Clinical Specialties provides a comprehensive yet succinct resource to get you through each clinical rotation, as well as the Final exam. Compiled by recently qualified doctors who have experienced the new OSCE system first hand, the book covers over 80 OSCE examination stations in a wide range of different subjects. Brand new to this edition are chapters on Psychiatry, non-accidental injury in children, and an ‘On the Wards’ section covering both Anaesthetics and Palliative Care. All management suggestions are updated in line with NICE guidance and evidence-base, and new time-saving, student friendly mnemonics have been added to make the book even more user-friendly. This book will ease the already burdensome workload of medical students, and help them pass their OSCEs to become junior doctors competent in a wide range of different skills in medical fields.
Author: Farhana Akter
Publisher: CRC Press
Mrs Smith was prescribed Flucloxacillin despite being penicillin allergic, and suffered an anaphylactic reaction. Her husband now wishes to speak to you. You were not present at the time and you are not sure of what happened, however, he demands to speak to you as you are a doctor and part of the team looking after her. What do you do? These 96 invaluable flashcards thoroughly test OSCE candidates on correct procedure for a wealth of topics from taking blood to managing advanced life support, scrubbing for theatre to breaking bad news. Each topic is presented in an easy-to-read table, detailing best practice, including pertinent questions, tests to perform, possible responses and suspected diagnoses. Expertly laid out, the small, A5 format makes for easy handling - ideal for revision and self-examination.