This book provides a concise, humorous, and carefully written and illustrated guide to paediatric clinical skills, including the skill of history taking from the child at various ages and from the parents, as well as examination of the body systems. The style is appealing and easy to read, and contains advice and tips based on the authors' years of experience and study.
Divided into short, manageable chapters
Useful illustrations and tables
All terms are clearly defined
Links examination technique to clinical examples
Includes terms and mnemonics section and clinical checklist
New to this Edition
New illustrations and page design
New material on the acutely ill child and the terrified toddler
Internet sites 1. Introduction. 2. History taking. 3. Approaching children. 4. Examination at different ages. 5. Systems examination. 6. A measure of progress. 7. Hydration and nutrition. 8. Developmental assessment. 9. Examining excreta. 10. Using your senses. 11. Paediatric tips and topics. Recommended reading. Index.
By Denis Gill, MB, BSc, DCH, FRCP(I), Professor of Paediatrics, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and The Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; and Niall O'Brien, MB, DCH, FRCP(I), Consultant Paediatrician, National Materinty Hospital and The Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland