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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Donna L Cain, BSN, MSN (Bureau of Medicine and Surgery)
Description: This clinical reference for physical examinations is portable, easy to use, with updated illustrations. It is a quick, ready reference for students and professionals in the healthcare field. The previous edition was published in 1999.
Purpose: The purpose is to be a portable reference for physical examinations for healthcare students and professionals. The book is to act as a aid to recall. The up-to-date illustrations make the book an invaluable reference. The book meets the author's objectives.
Audience: The book is written for students and professionals in the healthcare field. The authors are credible and considered subject matter experts.
Features: As a guide to physical examinations, the book addresses all body systems as well as interviewing techniques for special populations. The updated illustrations and easy to read format is exceptional. The table of contents is simple and provides a quick ready reference. The quick reference to special histories is a must for primary care providers.
Assessment: "This is an excellent, ready reference. The book is easy to use, portable, and provides enough detail to assist the user as an aid to recall. The quality of the illustrations is exceptional. The section of special histories gives justification for replacing previous editions. "