Mosby's Physical Examination Handbook [NOOK Book]

Overview

Be prepared in any clinical setting with this portable, full-color, illustrated guide. Key information includes differential diagnosis tips, pediatric variations, sample documentation, and other helpful assessment data for quick reference. Separate chapters cover age-specific exams for infants, children, and adolescents, the healthy female evaluation, and reporting and documenting findings.

  • The two-column format featuring Exam Techniques, ...
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Mosby's Physical Examination Handbook

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Overview

Be prepared in any clinical setting with this portable, full-color, illustrated guide. Key information includes differential diagnosis tips, pediatric variations, sample documentation, and other helpful assessment data for quick reference. Separate chapters cover age-specific exams for infants, children, and adolescents, the healthy female evaluation, and reporting and documenting findings.

  • The two-column format featuring Exam Techniques, Expected Findings, and Unexpected Findings provides quick and reliable reference to key exam steps.
  • Over 250 full-color figures depicting anatomy and physiology, exam procedures, and normal and abnormal findings offer a visual guide to performing exams.
  • Documentation examples promote concise yet thorough patient charting for each system exam.
  • Aids to Differential Diagnosis Tables summarize distinguishing characteristics of abnormalities, making it easier to identify patients’ symptoms.
  • Lists of the equipment required in preparation for each system exam facilitate efficiency in the practice setting.
  • Color-coded tables highlight pediatric variations and provide quick-reference coverage of developmental considerations specific to pediatric patients.
  • Updates throughout reflect the latest research and evidence-based practice findings on all aspects of the physical exam.
  • New content on electronic charting reflects the shift to electronic medical records in clinical practice and offers a current resource on what and how to chart.
  • An updated drug table provides a list of physical findings potentially related to common classes of drugs.

"A portable clinical reference that provides brief descriptions of examination techniques...employs a body system organization."

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: 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. "
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"This new edition is beautifully illustrated and has a unique lifespan focus. A distinctive feature of the handbook is its functional use of color type to distinguish examination steps, expected findings, and unexpected findings. Also included is a handy ‘What Drugs May Do' chart on the inside back cover outlining physical findings and the commonly used drugs that can cause them"
- Carole A. Kenner, University of Oklahoma College of Nursing, Doody Review Services
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323078436
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/4/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 299,619
  • File size: 9 MB

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The History

Chapter 2: Mental Status

Chapter 3: Nutrition and Growth and Measurement

Chapter 4: Skin, Hair, and Nails

Chapter 5: Lymphatic System

Chapter 6: Head and Neck

Chapter 7: Eyes

Chapter 8: Ears, Nose, and Throat

Chapter 9: Chest and Lungs

Chapter 10: Heart

Chapter 11: Blood Vessels

Chapter 12: Breasts and Axillae

Chapter 13: Abdomen

Chapter 14: Female Genitalia

Chapter 15: Male Genitalia

Chapter 16: Anus, Rectum, and Prostate

Chapter 17: Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 18: Neurologic System

Chapter 19: Head-to-Toe Examination: Adult

Chapter 20: The Healthy Female Evaluation

Chapter 21: Age-Specific Examination: Infants, Children, and Adolescents

Chapter 22: Reporting and Recording

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