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Bates'
Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking

Sixth edition
by Lynn S. Bickley

This concise pocket-sized guide presents the classic Bates approach to physical examination and history taking in a quick-reference outline format. The book features a beautiful full-color art program and an easy-to-follow two-column format with step-by-step examination techniques on the left and abnormalities with differential diagnoses on the right.

New to this edition:

  • health promotion sections have been extensively updated and expanded in all chapters
  • detailed information on pain assessment is now included in the general survey, vital signs, and pain chapter
  • new chapter presents assessment of mental health status and behavior to encompass the psychosocial dimensions of care
  • and more!

Contents

  1. Overview: physical examination and history taking
  2. Clinical reasoning, assessment, and recording your findings
  3. Interviewing and the health history
  4. Beginning the physical examination: 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 and axillae
  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:
  18. Assessing children: infancy through adolescence
  19. The pregnant woman
  20. The older adult

Index

Also available from C.H.I.P.S.:
Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, 10th edition
Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Assessment Student Set on CD-ROM

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Bates'
Pocket Guide to Physical Examination
and History Taking

Sixth edition
by Lynn S. Bickley

2009 Softbound 453 pages $44.95 + shipping
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