Pediatric Clinical Skills, 4th Edition, by renowned author Richard B. Goldbloom, is your ideal guide to mastering necessary, often complex and challenging pediatric clinical skills. Written in a clear, informal tone, this book explains the nuances of the child/family interview and history, pediatric physical exam, crucial interpersonal skills, and important issues such as cultural sensitivity, chronic conditions, and athletic participation. An indispensable learning tool for in-training physicians, this book is also a valuable resource for pediatric and family practice physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and all healthcare personnel who work with children.
Discover the best approach and demeanor for interviewing patients and their families.
Elicit cooperation and gain the maximum value from physical exams of patients of all ages, including preterm and low-birth-weight infants.
Enhance cultural sensitivity and capably navigate issues associated with chronic conditions, athletic participation, and more.
New to this Edition
Perfect the latest approaches for approaching the adolescent, clinical evaluation for possible child abuse, palliative care, examining the head and neck, evaluating gastrointestinal symptoms, surgical assessment of the abdomen, and other rapidly evolving areas.
Navigate growing areas of concern including obesity, autism, TV-watching, and video games.
Access the complete contents online at studentconsult.com, with Integration Links to related content in other Student Consult resources.videos demonstrating different aspects of the neurological exam, including assessing cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy.additional content and images to complement Ch. 21, Clinical Evaluation for Possible Child Abuse.and full-color inserts that complement Ch. 8, Examining the Visual System, and Ch. 19, Assessing the Skin.
Study efficiently with the aid of Case Histories, Key Points, and Recommended Readings.
10 Cardiovascular Assessment of Infants and Children
11 Evaluating Gastrointestinal Symptoms
12 Surgical Assessment of the Abdomen
13 Neurological Examination
14 Psychiatric Assessment of Children and Adolescents
15 Musculoskeletal Examination
16 Clinical Endocrine Evaluation
17 Approaching the Adolescent
18 Gynecological Assessment
19 Assessing the Skin
20 Caring for Children with Chronic Conditions and Their Families
21 Clinical Evaluation for Possible Child Abuse
22 Assessing the Appropriate Role for Children in Health Decisions
23 Palliative Care
By Richard B. Goldbloom, OC, MD, FRCPC, Dlitt(Hon), Professor and Former Head, Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine; Former Physician-in-Chief and Director of Research, The IWK Grace Health Centre for Women, Children, and Families, Halifax, Nova Scotia