Clinical Examination Skills is an accessible, introductory guide to helping nurses fulfil this role, enabling them to understand the core skills and knowledge needed to assess patients competently. This practice–based book will be invaluable to pre–registration nursing students and newly qualified nursing staff, empowering them to meet the challenges of autonomous practice.
Taking a history e.g. medical, family, drugs, social etc.
Chapter 2– Symptoms of diseases.
Altered conscious level.
Chapter 3– Examination of the Cardiovascular system.
Peripheral vascular assessment.
Palpation of the precordium.
Auscultation of the heart.
Chapter 4– Examination of the respiratory system.
Peripheral assessment of respiratory disease.
Chapter 5– Examination of the gastrointestinal system.
Peripheral assessment of GI disease.
Inspection/palpation/percussion/auscultation of abdomen.
Digital examination of the rectum.
Chapter 6– Examination of the neurological system.
The unconscious patient.
Assessment of conscious level.
Examination of cortical function & cranial nerves.
Peripheral assessment of neurological function Chapter 7– Examination of the skeletal system.
Examination of hands, shoulders, hips, knees & spine