Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking

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  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/1/2016
  • Publisher: LWW

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Perform an accurate, efficient, and effective physical examination with confidence.
Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking provides authoritative, step-by-step guidance on performing the patient interview and physical examination, applying clinical reasoning, shared decision-making, and other core assessment skills—all based on a firm understanding of clinical evidence. 

This highly regarded text includes fully illustrated, step-by-step techniques that outline the correct performance of the physical examination and an easy-to-follow two-column format featuring examination techniques on the left and abnormalities (clearly indicated in red) with differential diagnoses on the right. Bates’ also includes a unit on special populations, covering special stages in the life cycle—infancy through adolescence, pregnancy, and aging.  
  • Clinical pearls, printed in blue, highlight key points throughout the text.
  • Text boxes help readers quickly find important summaries of clinical conditions and tips for challenging examination techniques.
  • Many new and updated photographs and illustrations support the text, and figures are now numbered for easy identification and reference. 
  • Rewritten chapter on evaluating clinical evidence clarifies key concepts to ensure student understanding.
  • Revised and expanded chapter on the skin, hair, and nails includes new dermatology photographs and provides the framework for assessing common lesions and abnormalities.
  • Updated behavior and mental status chapter now references DSM-5.
  • Significantly revised information on obesity and nutrition counseling; cardiovascular risk factor screening and new clinical guidelines; new screening guidelines for breast cancer, colon cancer, Papanicolau smears, and stroke risk factors; updated information on STIs; new geriatric assessment tools; and much more.
  • New life cycle content, including an increased emphasis on cardiovascular health promotion and child development; updated pregnancy topics such as weight gain, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence; and new information on the older adult, including frailty, immunizations, cancer screening, cognitive decline and dementia screening, and a new algorithm for falls prevention. 

Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking is the #1 choice for complete, authoritative guidance on mastering every aspect of the all-important physical examination. 
Don’t Miss These Additional Resources:
Bates’ Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, Eighth Edition
The Pocket Guide is an abbreviated version of the Bates’ twelfth edition textbook, designed for portability and convenience at the bedside.

Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination (www.batesvisualguide.com)
Recently refilmed, these 18 volumes of examination videos (as well as 10 additional OSCEs) depict experienced clinicians conducting each of the regional examinations. The videos demonstrate visually the varying techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation in the regional examinations and special populations. 

Table of Contents

Foundations of Health Assessment 

Foundations for Clinical Proficiency 
Evaluating Clinical Evidence  
Interviewing and the Health History 

Regional Examinations 

Beginning the Physical Examination: General Survey, Vital Signs, and Pain 
Behavior and Mental Status 
The Skin, Hair, and Nails
The Head and Neck 
The Thorax and Lungs 
The Cardiovascular System 
The Breasts and Axillae 
The Abdomen 
The Peripheral Vascular System 
Male Genitalia and Hernias
Female Genitalia 
The Anus, Rectum, and Prostate 
The Musculoskeletal System 
The Nervous System 

Special Populations 

Assessing Children: Infancy Through Adolescence 
The Pregnant Woman 
The Older Adult 

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