The tenth edition of the pre-eminent textbook on physical examination and history taking contains foundational content to guide students' approaches to history taking, interviewing, and other core assessment concepts, as well as fully illustrated, step-by-step techniques that outline correct performance of physical examination. The comprehensive content is intended for high-level nursing education and practice markets, medical students, and related health professions such as physician assistants. Text includes free head-to-toe assessment and techniques of communication videos.
Unit I - Foundations of Health Assessment 1 Overview of Physical Examination and History Taking 2 Interviewing and the Health History 3 Clinical Reasoning, Assessment, and Plan Unit II - Regional Examinations 4 General Survey, Vital Signs, and Pain 5 Behavior and Mental Status 6 The Skin, Hair, and Nails 7 The Head and Neck 8 The Thorax and Lungs 9 The Cardiovascular System 10 The Breasts 11 The Abdomen 12 The Peripheral Vascular System 13 Male Genitalia and Hernias 14 Female Genitalia 15 The Anus, Rectum, and Prostate 16 The Musculoskeletal System 17 The Nervous System Unit III - Special Populations 18 Infants Through Adolescents 19 The Pregnant Woman 20 The Older Adult
: International ed ISBN 9781605474007
The Tenth Edition of this classic text provides the best foundation for performing physical examinations and taking patient history. The book features a beautiful full-color art program and a clear, simple two-column format, with highly visual step-by-step examination techniques on the left and abnormalities with differential diagnoses on the right. This edition's health promotion sections have been extensively updated and expanded in all chapters, with new and revised national guidelines, pertinent screening tools, and more information about ways to help patients prevent disease and optimize their health across all settings and age groups. Detailed information on pain assessment is now included in the general survey, vital signs, and pain chapter. A new chapter presents assessment of mental health status and behavior to encompass the psychosocial dimensions of care. Evidence-based content has been increased, with pertinent findings, avenues for research, and references/suggested readings added across the entire book. More than 50 new line drawings and photos have been added.
A bound-in CD-ROM and companion Website include 5 Approach to Patient videos, 15 Head-to-Toe Examination videos, 25 Assessment videos, heart and breath sounds, the Center for Disease Control's pediatric growth chart, journal articles, Nursing Professional Roles and Responsibilities, and the fully searchable text. An Instructor's Resource DVD-ROM and online instructor resources are also available.
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