Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking (12th Edition)

Download Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking (12th Edition) written by Lynn S. Bickley in PDF format. This book is under the category Medicine and bearing the isbn/isbn13 number 146989341X/9781469893419. You may reffer the table below for additional details of the book.


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Lynn S. Bickley


LWW; Twelfth; North American edition




1064 pages









Book Description

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.



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