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Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination, 8th Edition


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With a strong patient-centered approach to care and an author team comprised of nurses and physicians, Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination, 8th Edition, addresses teaching and learning health assessment in nursing, medical, and a wide variety of other health-care programs, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. This new edition offers an increased focus on evidence-based practice and improved readability, along with integrated lifespan content and numerous special features such as Clinical Pearls and Physical Variations, Functional Assessment, and Staying Well boxes.


Table of Contents

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New to This Edition

    • NEW! Advance Practice Skills highlighted throughout text makes identification and reference easier for students.
    • NEW! Updated content throughout provides you with cutting-edge research and a strong evidence-based approach to care.
    • NEW! Vital Signs and Pain Assessment Chapter groups important, foundational tasks together for easy reference in one location.
    • NEW! Improve readability ensures content remains clear, straightforward, and easy to understand.
    • NEW! Updated illustrations and photographs enhances visual appeal and clarifies anatomic concepts and exam techniques.

Key Features

    • Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Examination boxes supply you with current data on the most effective techniques for delivering quality patient care.
    • Clinical Pearls lend insights and clinical expertise to help you develop clinical judgment skills.
    • Functional Assessment boxes present a more holistic approach to patient care that extends beyond the physical exam to patients’ functional ability.
    • Staying Well boxes focus you on patient wellness and health promotion.
    • Risk Factor boxes provide opportunities for patient teaching or genetic testing for a variety of conditions.
    • Differential diagnosis content offers you an understanding of how disease presentations vary and specific information for how to make diagnoses from similar abnormal findings.
    • Abnormal Findings tables equip you with a quick, illustrated reference that allows for comparisons of various abnormalities along with key symptoms and underlying pathophysiology.
    • Sample Documentation boxes clarify appropriate professional language for the process of recording patient assessment data.

Published Reviews

    "This book has all the essential information that a primary physician needs, relating to history taking and physical examination of patients, as well as developing a positive and effective relationship with them based on mutual understanding. It is well organized, with textual and visual materials including high-quality boxes, charts, drawings, micrographs, photos, and tables. You’ll also find tabs on page edges to quickly refer to something. At the end of this book, you will find a References and Readings section for deeper studying of abnormalities, anomalies, conditions, diseases, and disorders. You will also find a Glossary to under the meanings of unfamiliar terms or get the exact meanings of familiar terms." ~Nano Khilnani

Author Information

    By Jane W. Ball, RN, DrPH, CPNP, DPNAP, Trauma Systems Consultant, American College of Surgeons, Gaithersburg, MD; Joyce E. Dains, DrPH, JD, RN, FNP, BC, DPNAP, Associate Profesor and Advanced Practice Nursing Program Director; Manager, Professional Education for Prevention and Early Detection, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; John A. Flynn, MD, MBA, Clinical Director and Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; Barry S. Solomon, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director, Harriet Lane Clinic, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolscent Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD and Rosalyn W. Stewart, MD, MS, MBA, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

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  • Hardcover
  • Reference
  • 736 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 3/4 X 11 1/16 in
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-11240-6
  • Copyright: 2015