cover image - Pediatric Physical Examination
ISBN: 9780323019040
Page Count: 368
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $56.95

Pediatric Physical Examination,

by Karen Duderstadt, RN, PhD, CPNP, PCNS
Spiral Bound
cover image - Pediatric Physical Examination
ISBN: 9780323019040
Page Count: 368
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $56.95
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This portable, photographic guide for nurse practitioners describes how to develop the unique range of skills required to assess children of all ages. Not often learned in the context of adult assessment, these skills help in easily and effectively examining children from childbirth through young adulthood. System chapters begin with the development of the fetus and take the reader through the key developmental stages of childhood. For infants and young children, this guide uses the "quiet-to-active" approach, popular among pediatric experts and more effective than the traditional head-to-toe approach.
    • Over 200 photos and line drawings allow the reader to learn visually.
    • Uses the quiet-to-active approach to pediatric examination, starting with listening and moving on to touching.
    • Unique coverage of assessment of the preterm infant.
    • Environmental Health History chapter covers the assessment of environmental risk factors in children.
    • Quick-reference text boxes focus on abnormal conditions.
    • Information Gathering boxes display questions and data needed from the patient/guardian.
    • Key Points emphasize developmental and cultural factors in assessing a child.
    • Charting examples show how to record physical findings in the medical record.
    • Pediatric Pearls highlight key physical findings and techniques to improve pediatric examinations.
    • An easy-access two-column style provides concise information.
  • Unit I: General Assessment
    Chapter 1 Approach to Child & Adolescent Assessment
    Chapter 2 Assessment Parameters
    Chapter 3 Developmental Parameters
    Chapter 4 Comprehensive Information Gathering
    Chapter 5 Environmental Health History

    Unit II: System Specific Assessment
    Chapter 6 Skin
    Chapter 7 Heart and Vascular System
    Chapter 8 Chest and Respiratory System
    Chapter 9 Head and Neck
    Chapter 10 Lymphatic System
    Chapter 11 Eyes
    Chapter 12 Ears
    Chapter 13 Nose, Mouth, and Throat
    Chapter 14 Abdomen
    Chapter 15 Male Genitalia
    Chapter 16 Male & Female Breast
    Chapter 17 Female Genitalia
    Chapter 18 Musculoskeletal System
    Chapter 19 Neurological System

    Unit III: Comprehensive and Symptom-Focused Assessment
    Chapter 20 Pediatric Health Visit Charting


    A Growth and BMI charts
    B Food Pyramid
    C Denver II Developmental Screening Tool
    D Pediatric Symptom Checklist
    E Pediatric Lab Values
    F Spanish to English Vocabulary and phrases
    G Other Resources available online
  • Karen Duderstadt, RN, PhD, CPNP, PCNS, Clinical Professor, Department of Family Health Care Nursing, University of California - San Francisco; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Children's Health Center, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California
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