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Mosby's Expert Physical Exam Handbook: Rapid Inpatient and Outpatient Assessments, 3e

Mosby's Expert Physical Exam Handbook: Rapid Inpatient and Outpatient Assessments, 3e
Author: Mosby
ISBN 13: 9780323057912
ISBN 10: 323057918
Edition: 3
Publisher: Mosby
Publication Date: 2008-10-20
Format: Spiral-bound
Pages: 400
List Price: $56.95

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.