Rapid Access Guide to the Physical Examination

ISBN-10: 0323001289
ISBN-13: 9780323001281
Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)
Authors: Donald W. Novey
List price: $43.95
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Description: RAPID ACCESS GUIDE TO PHYSICAL EXAMINATION is designed for quick access to instruction, review, or clinical reference on the examination process. The pocket-sized manual features a consistent outline format, organized by body region, with text on  More...

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Book details

List price: $43.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 7/1/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

RAPID ACCESS GUIDE TO PHYSICAL EXAMINATION is designed for quick access to instruction, review, or clinical reference on the examination process. The pocket-sized manual features a consistent outline format, organized by body region, with text on left-hand page, and corresponding photographs on right-hand pages. It features spiral binding to lay flat, thumb tabs and a rapid index in each chapter to locate information quickly. Other revisions include new chapters on the elderly patient and integrated screening examination, and a full-color insert on the retina. Includes 750 black and white photographs, many with line drawing overlays to show all steps of technique in great detail. Features text on left-hand page and corresponding photographs on right-hand page to enhance learning and provide easy access to information. Presents text in outline format for rapid access to information. Features a rapid index, a brief outline at beginning of each chapter to highlight key areas without having to search the main index. Provides thumb tabs to take reader to the rapid index in chapters for quick access to information. Presents material by body region to allow reader to focus on a single examination technique and flow smoothly through the entire chapter. Features spiral binding and pocket size so it's easy to carry for instant referral. NEW TO THIS EDITION: Contains a new chapter on Integrated Screening Examination for an efficient, posturally-based examination. Includes a new chapter on Approach to the Elderly Patient with the pearls for assessing the elderly, and how to alter one's perspective and approach as he or she examines the elderly patient. Features new content of relevant abnormalities for each technique (see Heart or Lung chapter), which cues the learner to focus on findings and learn the value of each technique, rather than just the technique alone. Provides spiral binding so book lays flat and reader can reference content while using both hands to perform technique. Contains a four-page, full-color insert of retina photographs and overlays to enhance learning.

How to Use this Book
Medical History Checklist
Vital Signs/General Assessment
Head and Neck
The Heart
Thorax and Lungs
Breasts and Axillae
The Abdomen
Male Genitalia
Female Genitalia
Musculoskeletal Examination
Neurologic Examination
Integrated Screening Examination
Pediatric Examination
Approach to the Elderly Patient Appendices A. Tanner's Sexual Maturity Rating Scale B. Mini-Mental State Exam Color Plates

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