Pediatric Physical Examination: An Illustrated Handbook is an essential portable photographic guide to pediatric assessment for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Family Nurse Practitioners, and RNs who care for pediatric patients. It provides over 200 photographs and line drawings followed by brief, concise content that is useful when assessing a preterm infant, school-age child, or an adolescent. System chapters follow a consistent approach, starting with observation and listening, then moving on to the more active parts of physical assessment.
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.
By Karen Duderstadt, RN, MS, PNP, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family Health Care Nursing, University of California - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
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