Lynn S. Bickley
LWW; Twelfth; North American edition
Perform an accurate; efficient; and effective physical examination with confidence.
Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking 12th edition (PDF) provides step-by-step; authoritative guidance on performing the patient interview and physical examination; applying shared decision-making; clinical reasoning; and other core assessment skills—all based on a firm understanding of clinical evidence.
This highly regarded textbook includes fully illustrated; step-by-step techniques that outline the correct performance of the physical examination and an easy-to-follow two-column format featuring examination techniques on the left and abnormalities (clearly indicated in red) with differential diagnoses on the right. Bates’ also includes a unit on special populations; covering special stages in the life cycle—infancy through adolescence; pregnancy; and aging.
- Clinical pearls; printed in blue; highlight key points throughout the textbook.
- Text boxes help readers quickly find important summaries of clinical conditions and tips for challenging examination techniques.
- Many new and updated photographs and illustrations support the text; and figures are now numbered for easy identification and reference.
- Rewritten chapter on evaluating clinical evidence clarifies key concepts to ensure student understanding.
- Revised and expanded chapter on the skin; hair; and nails includes new dermatology photographs and provides the framework for assessing common lesions and abnormalities.
- Updated behavior and mental status chapter now references DSM-5 .
- Significantly revised information on obesity and nutrition counseling; cardiovascular risk factor screening and new clinical guidelines; new screening guidelines for breast cancer; Papanicolau smears; colon cancer; and stroke risk factors; updated information on STIs; new geriatric assessment tools; and much more.
- New life cycle content ; including an increased emphasis on cardiovascular health promotion and child development; updated pregnancy topics such as weight gain; substance abuse; and intimate partner violence; and new information on the older adult; including frailty; immunizations; cancer screening; cognitive decline and dementia screening; and a new algorithm for falls prevention.
NOTE: This only includes the Bates Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking 12th edition PDF. No online/access codes included.