Over 250 full-color figures depicting anatomy and physiology, exam procedures, and normal and abnormal findings offer a visual guide to performing exams.
Documentation examples promote concise yet thorough patient charting for each system exam.
Aids to Differential Diagnosis Tables summarize distinguishing characteristics of abnormalities, making it easier to identify patients’ symptoms.
Lists of the equipment required in preparation for each system exam facilitate efficiency in the practice setting.
Color-coded tables highlight pediatric variations and provide quick-reference coverage of developmental considerations specific to pediatric patients.Updates throughout reflect the latest research and evidence-based practice findings on all aspects of the physical exam.
New content on electronic charting reflects the shift to electronic medical records in clinical practice and offers a current resource on what and how to chart.
An updated drug table provides a list of physical findings potentially related to common classes of drugs.
Mnemonic boxes deliver engaging auditory, visual, and other memory cues to help you remember series of assessment or exam steps.
Physical Variations boxes detail multicultural considerations for assessing patients from diverse ethnic and cultural groups.
Staying Well boxes describe holistic approaches to health promotion and patient teaching.
Risk Factors boxes highlight modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for a variety of conditions.
Differential Diagnosis boxes give comparisons of expected findings for similar conditions and explain how disease presentations vary.
Physical Examination boxes provide current data on the most effective techniques for delivering quality patient care.
Functional Assessment boxes focus on the patient’s functional abilities and present a holistic approach to patient care.
Downloadable text and PDA summaries allow for quick review of the key steps in each system exam.
Dynamic learning exercises on the companion website test your knowledge and provide instant feedback on your progress.Updates throughout reflect the latest research findings and evidence-based practice for techniques, normal and abnormal findings, genetics, and assessment.
60 video clips demonstrate exam techniques for each system and are downloadable for use on Video iPod devices.
25 new anatomy and physiology animations provide narrated explanations of processes beneath the skin.
New audio chapter summaries, downloadable for use on MP3 players, offer a convenient way to review key content on the go.
New 3-column tables featuring Pathophysiology, Subjective Data, and Objective Data provide an illustrated reference that allows for quick and accurate comparisons.
75 new illustrations and dozens of new photos of normal and abnormal findings help to clarify anatomic concepts and exam techniques.