Good history taking and physical examination skills are vital for accurate clinical diagnosis. The Link: Pediatric History Taking & Physical Examination guides practitioners in making provisional and definitive diagnoses by analytical thinking. This concise and clearly structured book is divided into 5 sections. The rationale behind taking a child’s history is examined first, along with the various types of history that it may be necessary to take. This section includes discussion on pregnancy, delivery, neonatal, breastfeeding and vaccination histories. The book then addresses the approach to, and practicalities of a physical examination. The third section is devoted to the Newborn, whilst the fourth addresses differential and provisional diagnosis through case studies. The concluding section concerns the importance of factual knowledge in history taking and physical examination. The author’s experience of applying knowledge from basic sciences to the practice of history taking and physical examination is an invaluable reference point. With succinct guidance and over 250 images and illustrations, this book is an essential resource for students and practitioners of paediatric care. Key Points * Highly illustrated with 121 illustrations and 131 images * Emphasis on analytic thinking and use of factual knowledge * Includes discussion on preventive paediatrics such as breastfeeding and vaccination to enrich the process of diagnosis * Brief chapters on the history of the pregnancy, delivery and the neonatal history, and case-studies for reference
Paperback: 121 pages
Publisher: Jaypee Brothers Medical Pub; 1 edition (July 2016)
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