Mosby's Expert Physical Exam Handbook: Rapid Inpatient and Outpatient Assessments

Kobo ebook | October 6, 2008

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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.

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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...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 6, 2008Publisher:Elsevier Health SciencesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0323058299

ISBN - 13:9780323058292

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