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Mosby's Guide to Physical Examination



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Elsevier Science Health Science
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Fantastic textbook  March 17, 2011

I think it is an excellent resource for health care professionals. This textbook was used for a health [censored]sment course. It presents a great deal of knowledge of the diseases existing in the developed American countries. This textbook also has remarkable pictures, illustrations, and various resources available. Both professional nurses and advanced practice nurses will find this a valuable addition to their reference library.

Mosby's Guide to Physical Examination: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


Mosby's Guide to Physical Examination is a comprehensive textbook of physical examination, history-taking, and health assessment with a unique emphasis on differential diagnosis and variations across the lifespan. The book conveys a uniquely compassionate, patient-centered approach to physical examination with a strong evidence-based foundation.

-Clinical Pearls boxes give brief clinical insights with expert tips on techniques, findings, and patient teaching.

-Mnemonic boxes deliver engaging auditory, visual, and other memory cues to help you remember series of assessment or exam steps.

-Physical Variations boxes detail multicultural considerations for assessing patients from diverse ethnic and cultural groups.

-Staying Well boxes describe holistic approaches to health promotion and patient teaching.

-Risk Factors boxes highlight modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for a variety of conditions.

-Differential Diagnosis boxes give comparisons of expected findings for similar conditions and explain how disease presentations vary.

-Physical Examination boxes provide current data on the most effective techniques for delivering quality patient care.

-Functional Assessment boxes focus on the patient's functional abilities and present a holistic approach to patient care.

-Downloadable text and PDA summaries allow for quick review of the key steps in each system exam.

-Dynamic learning exercises on the companion website test your knowledge and provide instant feedback on your progress.

-Updates throughout reflect the latest research findings and evidence-based practice for techniques, normal and abnormal findings, genetics, and assessment.

-60 video clips demonstrate exam techniques for each system and are downloadable for use on Video iPod devices.

-25 new anatomy and physiology animations provide narrated explanations of processes beneath the skin.

-New audio chapter summaries, downloadable for use on MP3 players, offer a convenient way to review key content on the go.

-New 3-column tables featuring Pathophysiology, Subjective Data, and Objective Data provide an illustrated reference that allows for quick and accurate comparisons.

-75 new illustrations and dozens of new photos of normal and abnormal findings help to clarify anatomic concepts and exam techniques.

Table of Contents

The History and Interviewing Process
Cultural Awareness
Examination Techniques and Equipment
Mental Status
Growth and Measurement
Assessment of Pain
Skin, Hair, and Nails
Lymphatic System
Head and Neck
Ears, Nose, and Throat
Chest and Lungs
Blood Vessels
Breasts and Axillae
Female Genitalia
Male Genitalia
Anus, Rectum, and Prostate
Musculoskeletal System
Neurologic System
Sports Participation Evaluation
Putting It All Together
Taking the Next Steps: Critical Thinking
Recording Information
Emergency or Life-Threatening Situations
Growth Charts
Preterm infant growth chart
Boy - birth to 36 months
Girl - birth to 36 months
Boys - 2 to 20 years
Girls - 2 to 20 years
Tables B-1 and B-2: Weight and Length Conversion Charts
Table B-3: Body Mass Index (BMI)
Denver II Development Tool
Temperature Conversion Chart
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