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Mosby's Guide to Physical Examination -Text Only

Mosby's Guide to Physical Examination -Text Only - 5th edition

Mosby's Guide to Physical Examination -Text Only - 5th edition

Edition: 5TH 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
International: No
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This comprehensive textbook of physical examination, history taking, and health assessment is distinguished by its unique author team of two physicians and two nurses. Their blend of expertise results in an unusually broad, multidisciplinary perspective...a unique emphasis on differential diagnosis...and an uncommonly compassionate, patient-centered approach. What's more, their expertise in both adult health and pediatrics fosters an especially thorough emphasis on lifespan considerations. The book also features one of the most extensive art programs found in any physical examination text--particularly with regard to abnormalities. This 5th Edition features increased coverage of evidence-based practice and complementary and alternative therapies--as well as enhanced illustrations and a state-of-the-art ancillary collection.

Key Features

  • Lifespan considerations are highlighted in subsections on Infants and Children, Adolescents, Pregnant Women, and Older Adults.
  • "Risk Factors" boxes point out predispositions to various disorders.
  • "Summary of Examination" boxes help readers ensure that they have mastered the necessary examination steps.
  • "Mnemonics" boxes highlight practical memory aids to essential physical characteristics.
  • "Physical Variations" boxes call attention to key differences in particular racial/ethnic/cultural groups.
  • "Functional Assessment" boxes help readers to focus on the impact of diseases and disorders on patient function.
  • "Sample Documentation" boxes demonstrate how to record findings.
  • Extensive appendices pull together essential reference material, including growth charts, conversion tables, abbreviations, and more.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. The History and Interviewing Process

2. Cultural Awareness

3. Examination Techniques and Equipment

4. Mental Status

5. Growth and Measurement

6. Nutrition

7. Skin, Hair, and Nails

8. Lymphatic System

9. Head and Neck

10. Eyes

11. Ears, Nose, and Throat

12. Chest and Lungs

13. Heart NEW!

14. Blood Vessels

15. Breasts and Axillae

16. Abdomen

17. Female Genitalia

18. Male Genitalia

19. Anus, Rectum, and Prostate

20. Musculoskeletal System

21. Neurologic System

22. Putting It All Together

23. Taking the Next Steps: Critical Thinking

24. Recording Information

25. Emergency or Life-Threatening Situations

Appendix A. Assessment of Pain

Appendix B. Sports Preparticipation Evaluation

Appendix C. Conversion Tables

Appendix D. Temperature Equivalents

Appendix E. Height/Weight Tables and Charts

Appendix F. Denver II Developmental Screening Tool

Appendix G. Nutrition Screening Forms NEW!

Appendix H. Anthropometric Measures

Appendix H. Abbreviations

Appendix I. Word Parts

Appendix J. English-to-Spanish Translation Guide: Key Medical Questions