Publication Year: 2020
Edition: 1st Ed.
Authors/Editor: Gawlik, Kate Sustersic; Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; Teall, Alice M.
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Doody's Star Rating®:Score: 88
Doody Core Title
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.