Pediatric Physical Examination & Health Assessment / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Pediatric Physical Examination & Health Assessment explores physical examinations of pediatric clients from newborn through adolescence while providing key insights into how to conduct and assess them. A beginning guide for those learning to perform physical examinations on patients from birth through adolescence, this text describes the many examination techniques for infants and children throughout their development. Approaching each system from a developmental perspective, each chapter addresses a specific system divided into four major components: interviewing techniques, anatomy and physiology, examination techniques, and normal variations and common abnormal findings all detailing how to approach each age group from infant to adolescent.
Since treating pediatric patients requires building ease and trust, each chapter includes seize the opportunity suggestions to help you assess that part of the body readily available without being intrusive or causing fear and discomfort. Further, following many chapters is a case study that incorporates diagnostic reasoning, critical thinking, and evidence-based practice.
|Publisher:||Jones & Bartlett Learning|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
Associate Clinical Professor, Regis College, Weston, Massachusetts
Table of Contents
Chapter1 Family Dynamics Chapter2 Interview Process and Health History Chapter3 Assessment Techniques and Vital Signs Chapter4 Newborn Assessment Chapter5 Examination of the Skin, Hair and Nails Chapter6 Examination of the Eye Chapter7 Examination of the Head, Neck and Lymphatics Chapter8 Examination of the Ear, Nose, Throat Chapter9 Examination of the Lungs & Thorax Chapter10 Cardiovascular Examination Chapter11 Examination of the Abdomen Chapter12 Musculoskeletal Examination Chapter13 Examination of the Central Nervous System Chapter14 Male and Female Genitalia Chapter15 Breast and Axillae Chapter16 Integration of the Examination: Putting It All Together