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Seidel's Physical Examination Handbook - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 8th Edition

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Be prepared in any clinical setting with this portable, full-color, illustrated guide. Examination tables and Aids to Differential Diagnosis tables provide easy access to the physical exam in a two-column format for each system exam. Key information includes differential diagnosis tips, pediatric variations, sample documentation, and other helpful assessment data for quick reference. Separate chapters cover age-specific exams for infants, children, adolescents, and older adults, the healthy female evaluation, as well as reporting and documenting findings for computerized charting.

  • The two-column format featuring Exam Techniques, Expected Findings, and Unexpected Findings provides quick and reliable reference to key exam steps.

  • Over 250 full-color figures depicting anatomy and physiology, exam procedures, and normal and abnormal findings offer a visual guide to performing exams.

  • Documentation examples promote concise yet thorough patient charting for each system exam.

  • Aids to Differential Diagnosis Tables summarize distinguishing characteristics of abnormalities, making it easier to identify patients’ symptoms.

  • Lists of the equipment required in preparation for each system exam facilitate efficiency in the practice setting.

  • Color-coded tables highlight pediatric variations and provide quick-reference coverage of developmental considerations specific to pediatric patients.
  • Updates throughout reflect the latest research and evidence-based practice findings on all aspects of the physical exam.

  • New content on electronic charting reflects the shift to electronic medical records in clinical practice and offers a current resource on what and how to chart.

  • An updated drug table provides a list of physical findings potentially related to common classes of drugs.

Chapter 1: The History

Chapter 2: Mental Status

Chapter 3: Nutrition and Growth and Measurement

Chapter 4: Skin, Hair, and Nails

Chapter 5: Lymphatic System

Chapter 6: Head and Neck

Chapter 7: Eyes

Chapter 8: Ears, Nose, and Throat

Chapter 9: Chest and Lungs

Chapter 10: Heart

Chapter 11: Blood Vessels

Chapter 12: Breasts and Axillae

Chapter 13: Abdomen

Chapter 14: Female Genitalia

Chapter 15: Male Genitalia

Chapter 16: Anus, Rectum, and Prostate

Chapter 17: Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 18: Neurologic System

Chapter 19: Head-to-Toe Examination: Adult

Chapter 20: The Healthy Female Evaluation

Chapter 21: Age-Specific Examination: Infants, Children, and Adolescents

Chapter 22: Reporting and Recording

Jane W. Ball, RN, DrPH, CPNP, DPNAP, Trauma Systems Consultant, American College of Surgeons, Gaithersburg, MD, Joyce E. Dains, DrPH, JD, RN, FNP, BC, DPNAP, Associate Profesor and Advanced Practice Nursing Program Director; Manager, Professional Education for Prevention and Early Detection, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, John A. Flynn, MD, MBA, MEd, Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, Barry S. Solomon, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director, Harriet Lane Clinic, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolscent Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD and Rosalyn W. Stewart, MD, MS, MBA, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
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