Physical Examination Procedures For Advanced Nurses and Independent Prescribers: Evidence and Rationale
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Physical Examination Procedures For Advanced Nurses and Independent Prescribers: Evidence and Rationale

by Zoe Rawles, Beth Griffiths, Trudy Alexander
     
 

ISBN-10: 0340967587

ISBN-13: 9780340967584

Pub. Date: 02/28/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

A practical overview of the skills and rationale for physical examination, this book is a useful reference for student practitioners in nursing and other non-medical prescribers and is an essential revision aid in the build up to clinical exams.

This book provides a quick reference guide to the procedures and skills needed to perform physical examinations of

Overview

A practical overview of the skills and rationale for physical examination, this book is a useful reference for student practitioners in nursing and other non-medical prescribers and is an essential revision aid in the build up to clinical exams.

This book provides a quick reference guide to the procedures and skills needed to perform physical examinations of adults, backed up with evidence and clinical guidelines enabling the reader to justify the way they perform each physical examination. A step-by-step checklist for each body system is presented alongside a rationale to aid understanding and reinforce learning, and is followed by case studies to put the information into context. Further sections include integrated examinations, clinical signs and common pathological conditions for each system, self-assessment tests, and appendices containing useful guidelines and reference tables.

This is an essential guide for students on specialist and advanced nurse practitioner courses, paramedics, and supplementary and independent prescribers, including nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, and radiographers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340967584
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2010
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vi

Preface vii

Acknowledgements x

How to use this book xi

Chapter 1 The preliminary examination 1

Chapter 2 The cardiovascular system 13

Chapter 3 The respiratory system 23

Chapter 4 The ear, nose (mouth) and throat 32

Chapter 5 The abdomen 41

Chapter 6 The genitourinary system 53

Chapter 7 The upper limp 62

Chapter 8 The back 72

Chapter 9 The lower limp 78

Chapter 10 The peripheral nervous system 86

Chapter 11 The cranial nerves 96

Chapter 12 The eye 105

Chapter 13 Mental health examination 114

Case study answers 121

References 128

Index 137

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