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Clinical Examination Skills in the Adult Critically Ill Patient

  • Martin W. Dünser
  • Daniel Dankl
  • Sirak Petros
  • Mervyn Mer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. General Approach to the Critically III Patient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Martin W. Dünser, Daniel Dankl, Sirak Petros, Mervyn Mer
      Pages 3-6
    3. Martin W. Dünser, Daniel Dankl, Sirak Petros, Mervyn Mer
      Pages 7-10
    4. Martin W. Dünser, Daniel Dankl, Sirak Petros, Mervyn Mer
      Pages 11-14
    5. Martin W. Dünser, Daniel Dankl, Sirak Petros, Mervyn Mer
      Pages 15-18
  3. Examining Single Organ Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Martin W. Dünser, Daniel Dankl, Sirak Petros, Mervyn Mer
      Pages 21-49
    3. Martin W. Dünser, Daniel Dankl, Sirak Petros, Mervyn Mer
      Pages 51-80
    4. Martin W. Dünser, Ronny Beer, Sirak Petros, Mervyn Mer
      Pages 81-111
    5. Martin W. Dünser, Daniel Dankl, Sirak Petros, Wilhelm Grander, Dietmar Öfner-Velano, Mervyn Mer
      Pages 113-128
    6. Martin W. Dünser, Sirak Petros, Wilhelm Grander, Dietmar Öfner-Velano, Mervyn Mer
      Pages 129-136
    7. Martin W. Dünser, Wilfred Druml, Sirak Petros, Wilhelm Grander
      Pages 137-142
    8. Martin W. Dünser, Ronny Beer
      Pages 143-154
    9. Martin W. Dünser, Sirak Petros, Herbert Schöchl
      Pages 155-162
  4. Systematic Examination Schemes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Martin W. Dünser, Daniel Dankl
      Pages 165-169
    3. Martin W. Dünser, Daniel Dankl
      Pages 171-176
    4. Martin W. Dünser, Daniel Dankl
      Pages 177-190
    5. Martin W. Dünser, Daniel Dankl
      Pages 191-200
    6. Martin W. Dünser, Daniel Dankl
      Pages 201-215
    7. Martin W. Dünser, Daniel Dankl
      Pages 217-222
    8. Martin W. Dünser, Daniel Dankl
      Pages 223-226
    9. Martin W. Dünser, Daniel Dankl
      Pages 227-232
  5. Appendix

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Josef Koller, Martin W. Dünser
      Pages 235-243
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 245-261

About this book

Introduction

This well-illustrated book provides detailed guidance on all aspects of physical examination in patients requiring emergency or intensive care. After an introductory section covering basic principles and the recognition of pre-terminal signs, the approach to examination of individual organ systems is clearly explained. Examination schemes are then presented for particular conditions or settings, including respiratory distress, shock, neurological disease, trauma, suspected infection, and cardiac arrest.

The skill of physical examination has become the forgotten art of medicine in both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Furthermore, most books on the topic have so far focused on examination practices applicable to non-critically ill patients. In emergency and intensive care medicine, however, a different approach and sometimes also different examination techniques are required due to the life-threatening disease process. In summarizing knowledge and providing guidance on physical examination in this specific subgroup of patients, this book will meet the needs of all physicians and allied health care professionals involved in the care of critically ill patients.

Keywords

Critically ill patient Clinical examination Examination techniques Clinical skills Acutely ill patient

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin W. Dünser
    • 1
  • Daniel Dankl
    • 2
  • Sirak Petros
    • 3
  • Mervyn Mer
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care MedicineKepler University HospitalLinzAustria
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and General Intensive CareSalzburg University Hospital and Paracelsus Private Medical UniversitySalzburgAustria
  3. 3.Medical Intensive Care Unit and Centre of HaemostaseologyUniversity Hospital LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  4. 4.Divisions of Critical Care and Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences University of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77365-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-77364-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-77365-0
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