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Essential Clinical Skills in Pediatrics

A Practical Guide to History Taking and Clinical Examination

by Qais Saadoon, Anwar

* Provides simple and methodical guidance through what to ask when taking a history and how to perform a comprehensive physical examination * Contains more than 30 history stations covering the most common pediatric cases as well as more than 9 examination stations covering examinations of the different body system * Provides an illustrative demonstration of the correct way to perform clinical examinations

This book is a concise learning guide dedicated to the full scope of pediatric history-taking and clinical examination, for use in OSCEs as well as clinical life. 

It guides the reader simply and methodically through what to ask when taking a history, and how to perform a comprehensive physical examination. The book contains more than 30 “History Stations” covering the most common pediatric cases, as well as 10 “Examination Stations” covering examinations of the different body system. It provides students and resident doctors worldwide with the necessary core information for pediatric history-taking and clinical examination, all in a brief and interesting format.    

The book adopts a reader-friendly format through a lecture-note style and the use of Key Points, Clinical Tips, Notes, Tables, and Boxes listing the most important features. It is also richly illustrated, demonstrating the correct way to perform clinical examinations.

Written “by a resident, for residents and medical students,” this book has been revised, foreworded, and peer-reviewed by fourteen prominent authorities in the field of Pediatrics from various parts of the world (including the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Italy, Canada, and India), and from different universities (Illinois, Pennsylvania, Washington, Oxford, Edinburgh, Keele, Melbourne, Toronto, Parma, and Florence Universities). These experts recommend this book for medical students, pediatric residents, and pediatric practitioners, as well as pediatricians.

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“This practical and very informative introduction to the evaluation of a child will be invaluable in successfully learning the art of pediatrics. Tables and figures, along with salient highlights, enhance the readability and usefulness. It is a gem.”

Reviews: F. Bruder Stapleton, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Washington, USA

“This book by Dr. Anwar Qais is a tour de force for the young doctor embarking on a career in Pediatrics. Full of detailed information on how to take a thorough clinical history and perform a detailed clinical examination. This book provides the explicit knowledge background required to take the early steps to become a competent children’s doctor. I can strongly recommend this book as an essential read for all young aspiring Pediatricians.”

Reviews: Hamish Wallace, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, FRCS, Professor of Pediatric Oncology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

“Essential Clinical Skills in Pediatrics is written as a very practical guide for healthcare providers who are looking for a comprehensive roadmap to a thorough history and complete physical examination in children. The use of lists and tables makes it visually easy to follow and very user-friendly. The author has also sprinkled in some helpful clinical tips and highlighted some useful key learning points. Dr. Qais should be congratulated for a job well done.”

Reviews: Jeremy Friedman, MBChB, FRCP, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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