ISBN-10:
0763774383
ISBN-13:
9780763774387
Pub. Date:
03/11/2011
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Pediatric Physical Examination & Health Assessment / Edition 1

Pediatric Physical Examination & Health Assessment / Edition 1

by Susan S. Sawyer
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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763774387
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 03/11/2011
Edition description: 1
Pages: 672
Sales rank: 268,363
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

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