Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking

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Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking by Bickley, Lynn S.; Szilagyi, Peter G.; Hoffman, Richard M.; Soriano, Rainier P., 9781496398178
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  • ISBN: 9781496398178 | 1496398173
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/26/2020

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Confidently Perform Accurate, Efficient, and Effective Physical Examinations.
Master the techniques for successful physical examinations with the #1 choice for complete, authoritative guidance. This highly regarded text includes fully illustrated, step-by-step techniques that outline the correct performance of the physical examination and an easy-to-follow two-column format that correlates examination techniques on the left and abnormalities (clearly indicated in red) with differential diagnoses on the right.  
  • NEW! Expanded Unit 1 provides an overview of the components of the patient encounter and helps you ensure the most effective information-gathering and decision-making approaches.
  • NEW! Key terms are bolded in chapters and correspond to an online glossary with definitions.
  • UPDATED! Expanded coverage of special populations familiarizes you with important approaches for persons who identify as LGBTQ, persons with physical disabilities, and diverse populations throughout the life cycle.  
  • UPDATED! Restructured Regional Exam chapters enhance your understanding of overview material, examination techniques, and health promotion and counseling considerations. 
  • UPDATED! Photographs, illustrations, and references reinforce key content based on the latest evidence-based information.
  • UPDATED! Text boxes are numbered to provide quick access to important summaries of clinical conditions and tips for challenging examination techniques.
  • Clinical pearls, printed in blue, highlight key points at a glance.
  • Detailed, highly illustrated tables of abnormal conditions display examination and clinical information in an easy-to-find, quick-reference format at the end of each chapter.
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