Evidence-Based Physical Examination: Best Practices for Health & Well-Being Assessment

Publication Year: 2020

Edition: 1st Ed.

Authors/Editor: Gawlik, Kate Sustersic; Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; Teall, Alice M.

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 978-0-82-616453-7

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 88

Doody Core Title
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  • Score: 2.47 (Nursing Process)
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Description

The first book to teach physical assessment techniques based on evidence and clinical relevance.

Grounded in an empirical approach to history-taking and physical assessment techniques, this text for healthcare clinicians and students focuses on patient well-being and health promotion. It is based on an analysis of current evidence, up-to-date guidelines, and best-practice recommendations. It underscores the evidence, acceptability, and clinical relevance behind physical assessment techniques.

Evidence-Based Physical Examination offers the unique perspective of teaching both a holistic and a scientific approach to assessment. Chapters are consistently structured for ease of use and include anatomy and physiology, key history questions and considerations, physical examination, laboratory considerations, imaging considerations, evidence-based practice recommendations, and differential diagnoses related to normal and abnormal findings. Case studies, clinical pearls, and key takeaways aid retention, while abundant illustrations, photographic images, and videos demonstrate history-taking and assessment techniques. This is the physical assessment text of the future.

Key Features:

  • Delivers the evidence, acceptability, and clinical relevance behind history-taking and assessment techniques
  • Eschews “traditional” techniques that do not demonstrate evidence-based reliability
  • Focuses on the most current clinical guidelines and recommendations from resources such as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
  • Focuses on the use of modern technology for assessment
  • Aids retention through case studies, clinical pearls, and key takeaways
  • Demonstrates techniques with abundant illustrations and photographic images

Details

Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Gawlik, Kate Sustersic; Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; Teall, Alice M.
ISBN: 978-0-82-616453-7
Specialty:
Evidence-Based Medicine
Primary Care/Family Medicine/General Practice
Language: English
Edition: 1st Ed.
Pages: 800
Year: 2020
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 88

Doody Core Title
Score:
  • 2.47 (Nursing Process)
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