Mosby's Expert Physical Exam Handbook: Rapid Inpatient and Outpatient Assessments / Edition 3

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Overview

With the most up-to-date information on assessment techniques, normal and abnormal findings, and the assessment of patients with specific diseases and disorders, Mosby's Expert Physical Exam Handbook: Rapid Inpatient and Outpatient Assessments, 3rd Edition is an essential resource for the medical-surgical setting. Detailed instructions and tips help you effectively apply your physical examination skills. From basic examination techniques to step-by-step guides for examining each body region and system, this handbook has everything you need to perform quick and thorough physical examinations. New to this edition UNIQUE! Expert Exam Checklists available in the book and on the companion Evolve website provide handy reminders for assessing each body region. Thoroughly updated content reflects the latest research findings and evidence-based practice for techniques, normal and abnormal findings, and more. More illustrations and photographs than ever before clearly show normal anatomy, as well as normal and abnormal assessment findings. Dual-function table of contents, with body systems cross-referencing in addition to a body regions organization, helps you quickly find the information you need. Spanish/English assessment terms enable you to accurately communicate with Spanish-speaking patients.

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"Compact and ringbound, it is easy to use in the clinical area. Clear pictures and diagrams are included to demonstrate correct examination techniques."Nursing Standard, September 2009
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323057912
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/6/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 285,809
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Health History and Physical Examination Review

2. Examining Patients with Special Needs

3. First Encounters: A General Survey of the Patient

4. Examining the Head and Neck

5. Examining the Eyes and Ears

6. Examining the Chest and Back

7. Examining the Upper Extremities

8. Examining the Abdominal Region

9. Examining the Lower Extremities

10. Putting It All Together

11. Documenting Your Findings Accurately

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