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Be prepared in any clinical setting with this portable, full-color, illustrated guide. Key information includes differential diagnosis tips, pediatric variations, sample documentation, and other helpful assessment data for quick reference. Separate chapters cover age-specific exams for infants, children, and adolescents, the healthy female evaluation, and reporting and documenting findings.

  • The two-column format featuring Exam Techniques, Expected Findings, and Unexpected Findings provides quick and reliable reference to key exam steps.
  • 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.

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