Eureka: Clinical Skills, Diagnostics and Reasoning

By Ben Lovell, Mark Lander and Nick Murch

Mar 2020 , 436 pp
ISBN 9781911510505
Price: £27.99, $41.99
Apr 2020 , 436 pp
ISBN 9781911510611
Price: £23.79, $32.12

How to undertake key clinical tests, make effective diagnoses and develop logical clinical reasoning.

Clinical Skills, Diagnostics and Reasoning
provides detailed coverage of the history and examination of all major body systems. It will be an essential resource as you start on the wards.

Key features:

  • an engaging and authoritative style – with everything you need in one place
  • realistic clinical cases – these show how skilled clinicians work through a presentation, and put disease and biomedical principles into context
  • extensive range of photographs – superb clinical photos show exactly how to undertake a broad range of examinations and tests
  • starter questions – stimulating questions and answers to test your knowledge and highlight the level of detail you need
  • study boxes – these highlight tips, tricks and key learning points

Designed to take you from the lecture theatre to the ward – from anatomy and physiology to typical clinical cases and how they are assessed.

By fully integrating basic science and clinical medicine, Clinical Skills, Diagnostics and Reasoning will equip you with the core knowledge and skills you will need for exams and placements!

1 Consultation and communication skills
2 Clinical reasoning
3 The general examination
4 Cardiovascular system
5 Respiratory system
6 Gastrointestinal system
7 Genitourinary system
8 Female reproductive system
9 Nervous system
10 Cranial nerves and ophthalmology
11 Musculoskeletal system
12 Psychiatry
13 Endocrine system
14 Paediatrics
15 Critically ill patients
16 Special circumstances
Appendix: Figure acknowledgements

“Some classic clinical pearls and very much evidenced based medicine. This book not only gives you the knowledge, but it seems to have a different approach than other books I have read. Reasoning and formulating treatment plans in healthcare is definitely not missing in this book. Excellent work, highly recommended.”
“Great book for learning how to take patient's history, perform clinical examinations and make reasoned judgements. It explains why to do them, and what differential diagnosis we should consider. Overall, a really good book, highly recommended.”
“This book is a great tool for anybody in the field of patient assessment who wishes to make effective diagnoses and develop their logical clinical reasoning. As a paramedic, I have found the book to be a great resource in my pre-hospital assessment as it incorporates realistic clinical cases, something a lot of other medical textbooks lack.”
“Put together not just by experts in their field, but by incredible educators, and it shows. The perfect compendium for a variety of professional backgrounds and career stages.”
“Brilliant lay out and easy to digest. Thoroughly recommend for junior docs, Med students, Nurses, HCAs, therapists and anyone else wanting to learn more about clinical medicine”
“As a medical student, I am delighted to find a resource that offers detailed explanations on how decisions are made. Traditionally, this valuable know-how is acquired opportunistically, skills students are expected to pick-up by attending the clinical setting. This book builds on ward based learning, enabling the reader to reflect on the pillars of good practise: communication, mental organisation, diagnostic reasoning and the logistics of care-giving. CSDAR is succinct yet very rich in information, simply demystifying parts of the "art" of medicine. Each organ system is honoured, with detailed and clear explanations of physiology and pathophysiology, supplemented with effective pictures and tables. The authors offer pragmatic solutions to situations I hadn't considered, for example what to do when a patient is experiencing hearing aid problems (involving a neat trick with a stethoscope!). Preluding each chapter, a series of playful and thought provoking questions galvanise the reader into not only reading, but also reflecting.”
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ISBNs: 9781911510505 978-1-911510-50-5 Title: eureka clinical skills diagnostics and reasoning ISBNs: 9781911510611 978-1-911510-61-1 Title: eureka clinical skills diagnostics and reasoning