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Be prepared in any clinical setting with this portable, full-color, illustrated guide. 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, and adolescents, the healthy female evaluation, and reporting and documenting findings.
-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.
"This new edition is beautifully illustrated and has a unique lifespan focus. A distinctive feature of the handbook is its functional use of color type to distinguish examination steps, expected findings, and unexpected findings. Also included is a handy 'What Drugs May Do' chart on the inside back cover outlining physical findings and the commonly used drugs that can cause them"- Carole A. Kenner, University of Oklahoma College of Nursing, Doody Review Service