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Practical and Professional Clinical Skills

Edited by Vinod Patel and John Morrissey

15 September 2011

ISBN: 9780199585618

632 pages
Paperback
265x195mm

In Stock

Price: £39.49

Practical and Professional Clinical Skills sets out the full range of clinical skills that medicine students must be able to demonstrate to become effective medical professionals. Compiled by editors with expertise in clinical skills education, the book has a focus on professionalism, and on treating the patient with respect, dignity, and kindness.

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Practical and Professional Clinical Skills sets out the full range of clinical skills that medicine students must be able to demonstrate to become effective medical professionals. Compiled by editors with expertise in clinical skills education, the book has a focus on professionalism, and on treating the patient with respect, dignity, and kindness.

  • Provides coverage of the full range of clinical skills required of medical students as set out in Tomorrow's Doctors.
  • Goes beyond clinical examination and history-taking to cover the full range of clinical skills, with a major emphasis on professionalism skills.
  • Includes OSCE-style competency assessment forms throughout, to encourage students to assess both their understanding and implementation of the skills addressed.
  • Stunning, fully-annotated anatomical images provide unrivalled clarity and aid quick assimilation of the information and guidance given.

About the Author(s)

Edited by Vinod Patel, Associate Professor for Clinical Skills, Institute of Clinical Education, Warwick Medical School, and John Morrissey, Honorary Associate Clinical Professor, Warwick Medical School

Dr Vinod Patel is Associate Professor in Clinical Skills at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick. He is also Honorary Consultant Physician in Endocrinology and Diabetes, Acute Medicine and Medical Obstetrics at the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Whilst his specialist area of research is prevention of diabetic complications, he has a passion for clinical diabetes care. He is jointly qualified in Hospital Medicine and General Practice and has this has allowed him to work across the primary care/secondary care interface and improve effectiveness in delivery of diabetes care for the local Community. His Diabetes Care Team was instrumental in developing the "Alphabet Strategy" for patient-centred, evidence-based, multi-professional diabetes care. This preventative and treatment-orientated strategy has been taught in numerous courses and seminars across UK and at two workshops in Bahrain, which were sponsored by the UN Development Programme.

John Morrissey is Honorary Associate Clinical Professor at the Medical School, University of Warwick. Prior to his retirement from clinical practice he was Clinical Lead for Diabetes at the George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton, Warwickshire. He has also worked in acute and general internal medicine and as a general practitioner. He now works full time in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. His main interests in medical education are clinical skills teaching, medical humanities and professionalism.

Table of Contents

    Suite 1 : History & Examination Skills Unit 1 Introduction and history taking 2
    1.1:History taking and examination skills: introduction 2
    1.2:Clinical history taking 5
    Systems Examination 9
    2.1:General examination 9
    2.2:Cardiovascular examination 12
    2.3:Gastrointestinal examination 15
    2.4:Respiratory examination 19
    2.5: Neurology I: general and cranial nerves examination 22
    2.6:Neurology II: examination of the limbs 25
    Musculoskeletal Examination 28
    9:GALS assessment 28
    10:Knee examination 32
    11:Hip examination 35
    12:Spine examination 38
    13:Hands examination 42
    Specialities History and Examination
    21:Paediatric history and examination
    22:Obstetric history and examination
    23:Psychiatric history and examination
    24:Diabetes history and examination
    25:Endocrine history and examination
    26:Dermatology history and examination
    The Full Consultation
    27:The full history and examination
    Suite 2 : Procedural Skills
    General: Infection Control
    28:Hand washing
    29:Infection control, safe disposal of waste and sharps, and surgical scrubbing up
    30:Use of personal protective equipment
    Diagnostic
    31:BP, Pulse, Temp, Oxygen Sats, B Glucose
    32:Venepuncture, samples and blood cultures
    33:Performing and interpreting 12-lead ECG and monitor
    34:Peak flow measurement inhalers and nebs
    35:Spirometry respiratory function test
    36:Urinalysis and pregnancy testing
    37:Microbiology sampling: MSU, throat and skin swabs
    38:Nutritional assessment
    39:Lumbar puncture
    40:Arterial blood gases
    Therapeutic
    41:Oxygen therapy
    42:Peripheral cannulation and setting up IVI
    43:Making up drugs for parenteral administration
    44:SC, IM, ID Injections
    45:Blood transfusion
    46:Urinary catheterisation: male and female
    47:Use of local anaesthetics
    48:Skin suturing
    49:Wound care and dressing: pressure sores
    50:Moving and handling
    51:NG Tube
    Suite 3 : Emergency Skills
    Emergency Life Support Skills
    52:Assessment of the acutely ill patient: ABCDE
    53:Adult basic life support
    54:Paediatric basic life support
    55:Adult advanced life support
    56:Paediatric advanced life support
    57:Cardiac arrest
    58:Periarrest arrhythmias
    59:Laryngeal mask airway
    60:Nasopharyngeal airway and combitube
    General Clinical Emergencies
    61:Sepsis
    62:Acute abdomen
    63:Respiratory failure
    64:Cardiac chest pain
    65:Cardiac failure
    66:Acute liver failure
    67:Gastrointestinal bleeding
    68:Acute renal failure
    69:Thromboembolism
    70:Chest infection
    71:Coma
    72:Stroke
    73:DKA and metabolic emergencies
    74:Acute single episode of headache
    75:Trauma
    Suite 4 : Professional Skills
    76:Public health: health promotion and health inequalities
    Prescribing
    77:Legal prescribing
    78:Ensuring patient safety
    79:Prescribing bundles
    80:Drug charts
    81:Controlled drugs
    82:IV rota
    83:Anti-coagulation
    84:Insulin prescribing and glucose monitoring
    Certificates and Forms
    85:Consent Forms inc. capacity
    86:Blood test requests and data interpretation
    87:KMR Forms
    88:Infectious disease notifications
    89:Death certificate
    90:Cremation form
    Information Management
    91:Confidentiality and data protection
    92:Ward notes
    93:Surgical checklist and pre-clerking
    94:Referral letters
    95:Discharge and summary
    96:Clinical knowledge, IT Skills, audit and EBM
    97:Data Interpretation
    Radiology
    98:Chest X-ray
    99:Abdominal X-ray
    100:Head CT and MRI
    Advanced Clinical Skills
    101:Communication in special circumstances
    102:Care of the dying patient
    103:Clinical Leadership Skills
    Conclusion