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Pediatric Physical Examination - E-Book: An Illustrated Handbook
     

Pediatric Physical Examination - E-Book: An Illustrated Handbook

by Karen Duderstadt
 

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"This handbook serves the needs of undergraduate medical students ,nursing students and is good refresher for Pediatric post graduates." Reviewed by: Neel Kamal, Date: Aug. 14

This portable, photo-rich guide to physical examination for Nurse Practitioners and other primary care providers will help you develop the unique range of skills required

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"This handbook serves the needs of undergraduate medical students ,nursing students and is good refresher for Pediatric post graduates." Reviewed by: Neel Kamal, Date: Aug. 14

This portable, photo-rich guide to physical examination for Nurse Practitioners and other primary care providers will help you develop the unique range of skills required to assess children of all ages. System chapters begin with embryological development and review the key developmental stages of childhood. For infants and young children, this step-by-step guide uses the "quiet-to-active" approach favored by pediatric experts and considered more effective for this age-group than the traditional head-to-toe approach used for adults. Other key topics include pediatric mental health assessment and growth and development screening and surveillance.

  • Uses the quiet-to-active approach to the examination of infants and young children, starting with listening and moving on to touching, the pediatric assessment approach that yields the best results in this age group.
  • More than 300 photos and line drawings facilitate learning and familiarize you with common assessment findings.
  • Information Gathering tables highlight questions and data needed from the patient/guardian, with questions conveniently separated by age group, to help you take an accurate history.
  • Charting examples show you how to record physical examination findings in the health record and acquaint you with documentation language and format.
  • Pediatric Pearls highlight effective physical examination findings and techniques gleaned from actual practice.
  • Coverage of assessment of the preterm infant equips you with practical tools for assessing this unique pediatric population.
  • Full-color format facilitates readability and learning.
  • An easy-access two-column format provides quick access to concise information.
  • Spiral binding lets you lay the book flat or fold it back for easy visualization and quick reference in the clinical setting.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Louise B. Kahn, RN, MSN, CPNP (University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center)
Description: This finely crafted handbook provides a concise and engaging overview of pediatric physical assessment and examination.
Purpose: The author intends for the handbook to be used in the education of pediatric primary healthcare providers and to augment the skills of healthcare providers working with children across pediatric health settings. This kind of quick reference is needed in the fast-paced healthcare delivery system, and provides wonderful pediatric pearls and cultural content not otherwise available. The book exceeds the author's objectives.
Audience: This handbook is intended for use in educating pediatric primary healthcare providers, but will be useful for expert providers as well. The author is an educator, pediatric expert, and authority in the field.
Features: An excellent unit covers general assessment of the pediatric patient and family, and separate chapters present in-depth system-specific assessment of the infant, toddler, child, and adolescent. I found the addition of cultural considerations and examples of charting in almost all of the chapters to be extremely relevant to my practice, and enjoyed the pediatric pearls. The photographs and illustrations are clear and well labeled. I was a little disappointed that the author did not provide more information on common pitfalls that can occur due to lack of cultural familiarity with non-Caucasian patients, such as a photograph and description of Mongolian spots on dark-skinned infants or moxibustion marks that may be visible after a family has had the child treated with Asian medical modalities.
Assessment: This is an excellent contribution to the field, and will be an excellent educational and practice tool for any primary healthcare provider. The numerous photographs and illustrations are extremely helpful, and of better quality that those in other pediatric handbooks.
From the Publisher

"This handbook serves more than its obligatory purpose by inserting the relevant additional information about basic information. Addressing the needs of the parent while caring for the child has been given due importance.Various examination techniques have been very well explained and beautifully illustrated. This handbook serves the needs of undergraduate medical students ,nursing students and is good refresher for Pediatric post graduates." Reviewed by: Neel Kamal, Date: Aug. 14

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323187206
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
11/13/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
376
File size:
30 MB
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Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family Health Care Nursing, University of California - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

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