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Pocket Tutor Clinical Examination

Second Edition

Peter Cartledge Catherine Cartledge Caleb Van Essen Andrew Lockey

350 pages
Jp Medical

Titles in the Pocket Tutor series give practical guidance on subjects that medical students and foundation doctors need help with ‘on the go’, at a highly-affordable price that puts them within reach of those rotating through modular courses or working on attachment.  

Topics reflect information needs stemming from today’s integrated undergraduate and foundation courses:

  • Common presentations
  • Investigation options (e.g. ECG, imaging)
  • Clinical and patient-orientated skills (e.g. examinations, history-taking)

The highly-structured, bite-size content helps novices combat the ‘fear factor’ associated with day-to-day clinical training and provides a detailed resource that students and junior doctors can carry in their pocket.    

Key points

  • Practical, accessible guide to examining the patient, which remains the bedrock of diagnosis and clinical evaluation
  • Consistent chapter organisation: each body system chapter starts with relevant basic science, then highlights key signs before summarising examination technique
  • Fully-updated second edition features new sections on sepsis evaluation, examination of elderly patients; tips on paediatric consultations; and all illustrations now in full colour
Author Bio

Peter Cartledge MBChB MRCPCH PCME MSc
Paediatrician, Assistant Professor, Yale University, Rwanda Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program, Kigali, Rwanda

Catherine Cartledge MBChB DRCOG FSRH
Specialty Trainee in General Practice, Yorkshire & Humber Deanery, Leeds, UK

Caleb Van Essen MD
General Surgery Resident, Swedish Medical Centre, Seattle, USA 

Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Calderdale & Huddersfield Foundation Trust, Halifax, UK