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Pediatric Physical Examination : An Illustrated Handbook,9780323019040

Pediatric Physical Examination : An Illustrated Handbook

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780323019040

ISBN10:
0323019048
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/6/2006
Publisher(s):
Mosby
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

UNIT I: GENERAL ASSESSMENT
Approach to Child & Adolescent Assessment
3(8)
Karen G. Duderstadt
Assessment Parameters
11(12)
Karen G. Duderstadt
Developmental Parameters
23(10)
Andrea Windom
Comprehensive Information Gathering
33(14)
Karen G. Duderstadt
Naomi A. Schapiro
Environmental Health History
47(8)
Karen G. Duderstadt
UNIT II: SYSTEM-SPECIFIC ASSESSMENT
Skin
55(16)
Renee McLeod
Heart and Vascular System
71(18)
Elizabeth Tong
Chest and Respiratory System
89(14)
Concettina Tolomeo
Head and Neck
103(10)
Karen G. Duderstadt
Lymphatic System
113(8)
Karen G. Duderstadt
Eyes
121(16)
Karen G. Duderstadt
Ears
137(18)
Patricia Jackson Allen
Nose, Mouth, and Throat
155(16)
Patricia Jackson Allen
Abdomen
171(18)
Laura J. Ohara
Male Genitalia
189(14)
Karen G. Duderstadt
Male and Female Breast
203(10)
Naomi A. Schapiro
Female Genitalia
213(18)
Naomi A. Schapiro
Musculoskeletal System
231(28)
Karen G. Duderstadt
Naomi A. Schapiro
Neurological System
259(22)
Karen G. Duderstadt
UNIT III: COMPREHENSIVE AND SYMPTOM-FOCUSED ASSESSMENT
Pediatric Health Visit Charting
281(49)
Karen G. Duderstadt
APPENDIXES
A. Growth and BMI Charts
291(11)
B. Food Pyramid
302(3)
C. Denver II Developmental Screening Tool
305(3)
D. Pediatric Symptom Checklist
308(3)
E. Pediatric Laboratory Values: Common Laboratory Tests
311(11)
F. English-to-Spanish Vocabulary and Phrases
322(8)
G. Additional Resources Available Online
330


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