Bates' Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking / Edition 5

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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.

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Judson C. Jones
This is a concise, portable, and easy to carry guide to physical examination and history taking. The previous edition was published in 1995. This book is to be used as a reference for review and recall of a comprehensive list of key elements in physical examination and history taking. The editors give readers a concise and convenient guide for review, as well as a reference for special techniques or maneuvers in the art and history of physical assessment. Due to the fundamental nature of the text, it can be used by essentially any medical provider. It is intended, however, as a guide for recall and review and not as a primary instructional guide for the novice. With this edition, a change in editor is made. Dr. Bickley is an associate professor of medicine and neuropsychiatry. Techniques and maneuvers necessary for proper history taking and physical examination are provided. These are presented in a well-organized format with a discussion of each body system in succession. There are sections on the adult and pediatric patient. A chapter entitled ""Aids to Interpretation"" is extremely well organized and useful in use of tables, charts, photographs, and illustrations to address specific topics in physical assessment. This is a remarkably concise text, given the breadth of the topic and the portable size of the book. It is a worthy reference for the student in need of review to reinforce proper technique for common procedures, as well as for the seasoned practitioner in need of reference for a specific maneuver or technique. This third edition contains material on health promotion, aging, and sports medicine not found in previous editions.
Booknews
Updated from the 1995 edition, this reference and review pocket guide succinctly covers the health history and the physical exam (with b&w drawings and photographs), addresses common findings, describes special techniques, and offers interpretive aids. (4x7<">) Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reviewer: Judson C. Jones, MD (Creighton University Medical Center)
Description: This is a concise, portable, and easy to carry guide to physical examination and history taking. The previous edition was published in 1995.
Purpose: This book is to be used as a reference for review and recall of a comprehensive list of key elements in physical examination and history taking. The editors give readers a concise and convenient guide for review, as well as a reference for special techniques or maneuvers in the art and history of physical assessment.
Audience: Due to the fundamental nature of the text, it can be used by essentially any medical provider. It is intended, however, as a guide for recall and review and not as a primary instructional guide for the novice. With this edition, a change in editor is made. Dr. Bickley is an associate professor of medicine and neuropsychiatry.
Features: Techniques and maneuvers necessary for proper history taking and physical examination are provided. These are presented in a well-organized format with a discussion of each body system in succession. There are sections on the adult and pediatric patient. A chapter entitled "Aids to Interpretation" is extremely well organized and useful in use of tables, charts, photographs, and illustrations to address specific topics in physical assessment.
Assessment: This is a remarkably concise text, given the breadth of the topic and the portable size of the book. It is a worthy reference for the student in need of review to reinforce proper technique for common procedures, as well as for the seasoned practitioner in need of reference for a specific maneuver or technique. This third edition contains material on health promotion, aging, and sports medicine not found in previous editions.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781793483
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Series: Professional Guide Series
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 416

Table of Contents

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
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