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Essential Clinical Skills in Pediatrics


A Practical Guide to History Taking and Clinical Examination

  • Author: Anwar Qais Saadoon
  • ISBN: 9783319924250
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication Date: September 17, 2018
  • Format: Hardback – 237 pages
  • Language: English


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.

Key Features
  • 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
Table of Contents
  1. Foreword
  2. Preface
  3. Part I: History-Taking Skills and Symptomatology
    1. Basics of History Taking
      1. Introduction
      2. Identity (patient demographics)
      3. Chief Complaint(s) (presenting complaint)
      4. History of Present Illness (history of presenting complaint)
      5. Past History
        1. Birth History
        2. Past Medical and Surgical History
      6. Medication History
      7. Developmental History
      8. Immunization History
      9. Feeding/Dietary History
        1. For an Infant
        2. For an Older Child
      10. Family History
      11. Social History
      12. Review of Systems (ROS)
    2. History Taking of Common Pediatric Cases
      1. Introduction
      2. Dyspnea
      3. Cyanosis
      4. Cough
      5. Wheezing
      6. Stridor
      7. Chest Pain
      8. Syncope
      9. Sore Throat
      10. Ear Pain
      11. Abdominal Pain
      12. Vomiting
      13. Acute Diarrhea
      14. Chronic Diarrhea
      15. Constipation
      16. Upper-Gastrointestinal Bleeding
      17. Lower-Gastrointestinal Bleeding
      18. Jaundice
      19. Hematuria
      20. Edema
      21. Polyuria and Urinary Frequency
      22. Diabetic Ketoacidosis
      23. Failure to Thrive
      24. Headache
      25. Seizure
      26. Lower-Limb Weakness
      27. Coma and Confusion
      28. Skin Rash
      29. Fever
      30. Pallor
      31. Bleeding and Bruising
      32. Joint Pain
  4. Part II: Examination of the Newborn and Older Child
    1. Examination of the Newborn
      1. Introduction
      2. Initial Brief Examination after Birth
        1. Apgar Score
      3. Routine Examination of the Newborn Infant
        1. General Observation and Assessment
        2. Skin
        3. Head and Face
        4. Neck
        5. Arms and Hands
        6. Chest
        7. Heart
        8. Abdomen
        9. Genitalia and Anus
        10. Legs and Feet
        11. Neurologic Examination
        12. Spine and Sacrum
        13. Hips
        14. Completing the Examination
    2. Examination of the Older Child
      1. Introduction
      2. General Inspection
      3. Assessment of Hydration Status
      4. Assessment of Nutritional Status
      5. Anthropometric Measures (growth parameters)
        1. Weight
        2. Length or Height
        3. Head Circumference
        4. Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC)
        5. Body Mass Index
        6. Growth Charts
        7. Vital Signs
        8. Pulse Rate (heart rate)
        9. Respiratory Rate
        10. Temperature
        11. Blood Pressure
      6. Examination of the Skin, Hair, and Nails
        1. Skin Examination
        2. Hair Examination
        3. Nails Examination
      7. Examination of the Head, Face, and Neck
        1. Head Examination
        2. Face Examination
        3. Neck Examination
      8. Cardiovascular System Examination
        1. General Physical Examination
        2. Examination of the Precordium
      9. Respiratory System Examination
        1. General Physical Examination
        2. Examination of the Chest
      10. Gastrointestinal System Examination
        1. General Physical Examination
        2. Examination of the Abdomen
        3. Further Examination
      11. Examination of the Child’s Genitalia
        1. Male Genital Examination
        2. Female Genital Examination
    3. Reticuloendothelial System Examination
    4. Examination of the Nervous System
      1. General Physical Examination
        1. Mental Status Examination
        2. Cranial Nerves Examination
        3. Motor System Examination
        4. Sensory System Examination
        5. Reflexes and Clonus
        6. Coordination and Cerebellar Signs
    5. Musculoskeletal System Examination
        1. General Physical Examination
        2. Examination of the Joints
  5. Appendix
  6. Index
Author Biography

Dr. Anwar Qais is a resident physician at Al-Sader Teaching Hospital in Basrah, Iraq. Graduating with distinction from the University of Basrah College of Medicine in 2013, he has been a member of the Iraqi Medical Association since 2015. Dr. Qais has published several medical articles, which have been cited by numerous national and international newspapers, websites, and satellite channels. In 2015, he served as a manager of Al-Mudaina District Primary Health Care Center. Dr. Qais has attended numerous conferences on Pediatrics and conducted academic presentations in the field of Pediatrics. Currently, he is pursuing a number of academic research projects and working on two books. In his free time, he enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with his family in Basrah.

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