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

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Overview

A practical overview of the skills and rationale for physical examination, Physical Examination Procedures for Advanced Nurses and Independent Prescribers: Evidence and Rationale is a useful reference for student practitioners in nursing and other non-medical prescribers and is an essential revision aid for preparation for clinical exams.

Backed up with evidence and clinical guidelines, the book is a quick reference guide to the procedures and skills needed to perform physical examination of adults—enabling readers to understand and justify the way they perform each physical examination. A step-by-step checklist for each body system is presented alongside a rationale to reinforce learning. This material is followed by case studies that put the information in context. Further discussion gives readers confidence in explaining the way they perform each physical examination.

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

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Kathleen M Woodruff, DNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This evidence-based guide to the general physical examination of adult patients is designed to function as a supplemental text for students preparing for a clinical assessment examination.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide primary care providers with an evidence-based reference tool to assist with physical exams. Readers are expected to be fluent in anatomy, physiology, pathology, and therapeutics, and to have undertaken a course in clinical assessment skills. The book has a worthy objective, but it has not achieved it. It provides extensive checklists for each body system but lacks depth and explanation, which novice practitioners would need.
Audience: It is intended for primary care students, medical students, teachers of physical examination skills, and other qualified health professionals.
Features: The book is structured in a systematic and methodological manner, and is written to be easy to use in a clinical setting as a checklist in a tabular format. Interesting case studies with thought-provoking questions and answers are provided. Sections of reflections on practice add a very practical aspect. The book also includes excellent references and websites. The only shortcoming is the need for more in-depth information.
Assessment: This is an excellent checklist and rationale for procedures, but it fails to provide in written or diagram format any understanding of how to perform the procedure or physical exam skill. I understand that this is written as a supplemental text, but students and new practitioners often need to have a refresher on proper technique.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Kathleen M. Woodruff, RN, MS, CRNP(Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This evidence-based guide to the general physical examination of adult patients is designed to function as a supplemental text for students preparing for a clinical assessment examination.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide primary care providers with an evidence-based reference tool to assist with physical exams. Readers are expected to be fluent in anatomy, physiology, pathology, and therapeutics, and to have undertaken a course in clinical assessment skills. The book has a worthy objective, but it has not achieved it. It provides extensive checklists for each body system but lacks depth and explanation, which novice practitioners would need.
Audience: It is intended for primary care students, medical students, teachers of physical examination skills, and other qualified health professionals.
Features: The book is structured in a systematic and methodological manner, and is written to be easy to use in a clinical setting as a checklist in a tabular format. Interesting case studies with thought-provoking questions and answers are provided. Sections of reflections on practice add a very practical aspect. The book also includes excellent references and websites. The only shortcoming is the need for more in-depth information.
Assessment: This is an excellent checklist and rationale for procedures, but it fails to provide in written or diagram format any understanding of how to perform the procedure or physical exam skill. I understand that this is written as a supplemental text, but students and new practitioners often need to have a refresher on proper technique.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340967584
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2009
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Zoe Rawles BN RGN BSc, Lecturer - Swansea University; Nurse Practitioner - Argyle Medical Group; Health Care Trainer - HealthTrain

Beth Griffiths RGN RM BSc, Lecturer - Swansea University; Nurse Practitioner/Team Leader - Margaret St Practice

Trudy Alexander RGN SCM BSc, Lecturer - Swansea University; Nurse Practitoner

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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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