Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination is a comprehensive textbook of physical examination, history-taking, and health assessment with a unique emphasis on differential diagnosis and variations across the lifespan. The book conveys a uniquely compassionate, patient-centered approach to physical examination with a strong evidence-based foundation.
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.
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.
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Number of pages: 736
Weight: 1678 g
Dimensions: 281 x 222 x 30 mm
Edition: 8th Revised edition
"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