Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking

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Edition: 13th
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2020-08-26
Publisher(s): LWW
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Master the techniques for successful physical examinations with the #1 choice for complete, authoritative guidance. 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 that correlates examination techniques on the left and abnormalities (clearly indicated in red) with differential diagnoses on the right.  
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  • UPDATED! Restructured Regional Exam chapters enhance your understanding of overview material, examination techniques, and health promotion and counseling considerations. 
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Table of Contents

UNIT 1  Foundations of Health Assessment
CHAPTER 1         Approach to the Clinical Encounter
CHAPTER 2         Interviewing, Communication, and Interpersonal Skills
CHAPTER 3         Health History
CHAPTER 4         Physical Examination
CHAPTER 5         Clinical Reasoning, Assessment, and Plan
CHAPTER 6         Health Maintenance and Screening
CHAPTER 7         Evaluating Clinical Evidence
UNIT 2  Regional Examinations
CHAPTER 8         General Survey, Vital Signs, and Pain
CHAPTER 9         Cognition, Behavior, and Mental Status
CHAPTER 10       Skin, Hair, and Nails
CHAPTER 11       Head and Neck
CHAPTER 12       Eyes
CHAPTER 13       Ears and Nose
CHAPTER 14       Throat and Oral Cavity
CHAPTER 15       Thorax and Lungs
CHAPTER 16       Cardiovascular System
CHAPTER 17       Peripheral Vascular System
CHAPTER 18       Breasts and Axillae
CHAPTER 19       Abdomen
CHAPTER 20       Male Genitalia
CHAPTER 21       Female Genitalia
CHAPTER 22       Anus, Rectum, and Prostate
CHAPTER 23       Musculoskeletal System
CHAPTER 24       Nervous System
UNIT 3  Special Populations
CHAPTER 25       Children: Infancy through Adolescence
CHAPTER 26       Pregnant Woman
CHAPTER 27       Older Adult

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