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This text presents a comprehensive approach to physical examination that is appropriate for all health care disciplines (nursing, medical, chiropractic, and allied health). Chapter organization of physical examination content is based on a body systems approach. The fourth edition includes new chapters on nutrition, mental status, and critical thinking; a new feature that highlights differential diagnosis content; 150 new illustrations (1,200 total), most in full-color; and new appendixes featuring a sports pre-participation evaluation guide and nutrition screening forms. A CD for students with a toolbox of interactive learning activities is included FREE!
* Thoroughly revised and updated content throughout text. * Uses consistent chapter organization to provide easy access to information and facilitate student learning: Anatomy and physiology, review of related history, examination techniques and findings, and common abnormalities. * Features 1200 illustrations that visually emphasize normal anatomy and physiology, the key steps in physical examination, and identification of common abnormalities. * Supports a lifespan approach to physical examination by clustering age-related variations by age group at the end of each section in the body systems chapters. * Includes mnemonics boxes in the margins to help students remember examination techniques or health history questions. * Lists tables and boxes in table of contents for easy access to information. NEW FEATURES: * NEW CD ROM (free with textbook): An interactive tool box of learning activities and forms included to facilitate development of critical thinking. Includes: * Body system interactive challenge questions for each of the 14 body systems chapters. * 20 Patient Teaching Guides for print out and use. * Clinical Laboratory Guidelines that may be printed for use in the clinical setting. * Hundreds of illustrations have been updated, most in full color, and 150 new illustrations have been added to enhance visual learning. * New separate chapters for Mental Status and Neurologic System highlight the importance of each in the assessment of health. * New comprehensive chapter on Nutrition emphasizes the importance of nutrition and its impact on overall health. * New chapter on Critical Thinking added to help students assess the value and significance of the information gathered from the history and exam and learn how to set priorities and institute management plans. * Differential Diagnosis content highlighted throughout with special heading for easy access and details to assist the student with critical thinking.
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