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This concise pocket-sized guide presents the classic Bates approach to physical examination and history taking in a quick-reference outline format. The book features a beautiful full-color design with over 500 drawings and photographs and an easy-to-follow two-column format with examination techniques on the left and abnormalities and interpretations on the right. Highlights of this edition include greater emphasis on patient communication and interview techniques, a new chapter on the older adult, and new drawings and photographs of abnormalities.
A bound-in CD-ROM contains a free PDA download with outlines of examination procedures and techniques.
The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.
Completely revised and updated for the third edition, this thorough, pocket-size text presents the classic Bates approach in a quick-reference outline format. A health history is outlined, and physical examinations for the adult, infant and child are reviewed. A two-column format explains examination techniques and common findings; special techniques are described in detail, and numerous illustrated charts list comparative findings and abnormalities. New features inlude Health Promotion Guidelines that provide references for screening, examinations, and counseling, and a Color Photograph Reference section that helps students identify selected findings.
|Ch. 1||Overview of physical examination and history taking||1|
|Ch. 2||Interviewing and the health history||17|
|Ch. 3||Clinical reasoning, assessment, and plan||36|
|Ch. 4||Beginning the physical examination : general survey and vital signs||50|
|Ch. 5||The skin, hair, and nails||71|
|Ch. 6||The head and neck||89|
|Ch. 7||The thorax and lungs||121|
|Ch. 8||The cardiovascular system||145|
|Ch. 9||The breasts and axillae||167|
|Ch. 10||The abdomen||178|
|Ch. 11||The male genitalia and hernias||202|
|Ch. 12||The female genitalia||215|
|Ch. 13||The anus, rectum, and prostate||233|
|Ch. 14||The peripheral vascular system||240|
|Ch. 15||The musculoskeletal system||250|
|Ch. 16||The nervous system : mental status and behavior||287|
|Ch. 17||The nervous system : cranial nerves, motor system, sensory system, and reflexes||303|
|Ch. 18||Assessing children : infancy through adolescence||337|
|Ch. 19||The pregnant woman||386|
|Ch. 20||The older adult||401|
Posted January 27, 2006
I liked this book. I was disappointed in its lack of covering a full musculoskeletal exam. For that, there is no better book than Pocket Guide to Musculoskeletal Diagnosis. But this was a good bookWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 11, 2011
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