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Mosby's Expert Physical Examination Handbook - 3rd edition

Mosby`s Expert Physical Examination Handbook (ISBN10: 0323057918; ISBN13: 9780323057912)
ISBN13: 978-0323057912
ISBN10: 0323057918

Summary: With the most up-to-date information on assessment techniques, normal and abnormal findings, and the assessment of patients with specific diseases and disorders, Mosby’s Expert Physical Exam Handbook: Rapid Inpatient and Outpatient Assessments, 3rd Edition is an essential resource for the medical-surgical setting. Detailed instructions and tips help you effectively apply your physical examination skills. From basic examination techniques to step-by-step guides for examining each body regi
on and system, this handbook has everything you need to perform quick and thorough physical examinations.* UNIQUE! Action Stats identify immediate actions for critical situations and explain what to do for a patient with a potentially life-threatening condition.UNIQUE! Disorder Close-Ups enable you to identify abnormalities and determine when further analysis or treatment is needed. * Normal Findings summarize characteristic findings and acceptable variations based on age, sex, and condition of the patient. * UNIQUE! Interpreting Abnormal Findings helps you analyze irregular findings and determine their causes. * A chapter on documentation highlights key information to record during the initial assessment, with guidelines for documenting findings for over 20 selected conditions. * Examination Tips save you time with practical advice on how to examine patients more efficiently. * Lifespan Considerations provide guidelines for assessing patients of all ages to help you individualize exams. * Cultural Considerations include valuable information on variations in findings and transcultural considerations for the increasingly multicultural population. * Anatomy Reviews with detailed anatomical illustrations refresh your knowledge of anatomy for more accurate physical examinations. * A chapter covering health history, equipment, examination techniques, and procedures provides a solid foundation for learning to conduct more effective exams. * UNIQUE! The easy-to-follow, step-by-step format covers all aspects of physical examination – inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation – promoting an efficient and logical approach to physical exams. * Interview questions and guidelines help you hone your interviewing skills to focus your physical assessments. * How-to tips on individualizing the physical exam for patients with handicaps, pain, and serious illnesses enable you to effectively and accurately assess patients with special situations. * UNIQUE! Expert Exam Checklists available in the book and on the companion Evolve website provide handy reminders for assessing each body region.* Thoroughly updated content reflects the latest research findings and evidence-based practice for techniques, normal and abnormal findings, and more. * More illustrations and photographs than ever before clearly show normal anatomy, as well as normal and abnormal assessment findings. * Dual-function table of contents, with body systems cross-referencing in addition to a body regions organization, helps you quickly find the information you need. * Spanish/English assessment terms enable you to accurately communicate with Spanish-speaking patients.
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Summary: With the most up-to-date information on assessment techniques, normal and abnormal findings, and the assessment of patients with specific diseases and disorders, Mosby’s Expert Physical Exam Handbook: Rapid Inpatient and Outpatient Assessments, 3rd Edition is an essential resource for the medical-surgical setting. Detailed instructions and tips help you effectively apply your physical examination skills. From basic examination techniques to step-by-step guides for examining each body region and system, this handbook has everything you need to perform quick and thorough physical examinations.* UNIQUE! Action Stats identify immediate actions for critical situations and explain what to do for a patient with a potentially life-threatening condition.UNIQUE! Disorder Close-Ups enable you to identify abnormalities and determine when further analysis or treatment is needed. * Normal Findings summarize characteristic findings and acceptable variations based on age, sex, and condition of the patient. * UNIQUE! Interpreting Abnormal Findings helps you analyze irregular findings and determine their causes. * A chapter on documentation highlights key information to record during the initial assessment, with guidelines for documenting findings for over 20 selected conditions. * Examination Tips save you time with practical advice on how to examine patients more efficiently. * Lifespan Considerations provide guidelines for assessing patients of all ages to help you individualize exams. * Cultural Considerations include valuable information on variations in findings and transcultural considerations for the increasingly multicultural population. * Anatomy Reviews with detailed anatomical illustrations refresh your knowledge of anatomy for more accurate physical examinations. * A chapter covering health history, equipment, examination techniques, and procedures provides a solid foundation for learning to conduct more effective exams. * UNIQUE! The easy-to-follow, step-by-step format covers all aspects of physical examination – inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation – promoting an efficient and logical approach to physical exams. * Interview questions and guidelines help you hone your interviewing skills to focus your physical assessments. * How-to tips on individualizing the physical exam for patients with handicaps, pain, and serious illnesses enable you to effectively and accurately assess patients with special situations. * UNIQUE! Expert Exam Checklists available in the book and on the companion Evolve website provide handy reminders for assessing each body region.* Thoroughly updated content reflects the latest research findings and evidence-based practice for techniques, normal and abnormal findings, and more. * More illustrations and photographs than ever before clearly show normal anatomy, as well as normal and abnormal assessment findings. * Dual-function table of contents, with body systems cross-referencing in addition to a body regions organization, helps you quickly find the information you need. * Spanish/English assessment terms enable you to accurately communicate with Spanish-speaking patients....show less

Edition/Copyright: 3RD 09
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 10/06/2008
International: No



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