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Bates' Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking


Bates' Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking

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    Available in PDF Format | Bates' Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking.pdf | English
    Barbara Bates(Author) Lynn S. Bickley(Editor)
This concise, pocket-size resource presents the classic Bates approach in a two-column outline format. The Fourth Edition features new full-color design and art, complete chapter reorganization by body system, and a PDA download with an overview of the head-to-toe assessment. This guide outlines health history; provides an illustrated review of physical examinations for the adult and pediatric patient; reviews common findings; describes special techniques of assessment; and provides succinct aids to interpretation. The new content includes two new chapters on interviewing and the Health History and the Pregnant Woman, sample documentation, and increased health promotion.
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  • By Calgil on 5 May 2012

    This pocket sized book is an excellent resource for anyone who is studying clinical examination and assessment or whose job involves these skills. I am a nurse practitioner and both myself and my colleagues use this resource on a daily basis. I would highly recommend this book to those studying or working in the medical profession. Definitely one of my best text book purchases. I would highly recommend.

  • By R. E. Thomas on 28 December 2007

    This little book was recommended for the Nurse Practitioner degree course I did and proved it's worth a hundred times over. It is probably the most thumbed book I own and is very easy to find information in it.

  • By A. L. Oliveira [R.D.] on 22 October 2011

    One of the most precious things in medical practice is time. When it comes to phys exploration, a doctor needs to behave with accuracy and as fast as possible. I've see a lot of similar books but the majority of them ended up being extremely boring and counter-productive at the time of exploring and questioning. With this book I was able to compile everything to conceive a complete MH and the system/possible findings approach is priceless. In my opinion, it is essential for those who are now meddling in the clinical area, in the ward interviewing patients and learning how to write a good and complete MH.I know it was of very use to me. Thanks to it I have a whole perspective of the patient and get to adapt it to the ward/urgency/consult (I guess that's how it is said) very easily.5 out of 5, unquestionably.

  • By MJS on 20 November 2010

    I work as a nurse practitioner in a minor illness / minor injury unit. I have found this pocket guide to be an excellent resource. It is easy to use and packed with useful information. I would highly recommend it.

  • By F. Monteith on 30 October 2009

    I work as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner and am doing a course for minor illness management.This handy book is ideal for quick reference at work when required and for use when studying. I would recommend it for students of nursing or medicine, or as a reference for more experienced practitioners.The book is good to use as sole reference. It has useful tips for examining different areas of body, eg eyes, and pertinent case studies.I would highly recommend this work.

  • By Michael on 7 May 2011

    As a student paramedic, this book is invaluable for essays and more importantly clinical practice. I own both this book and the larger desk top version as do many of my fellow students and qualifieds. The book is very well written with clear pictures adding to the efficacy of this title. It is at a great level which promotes clinical acumen and development. I thoroughly recommend these books.

  • By christina r on 16 November 2011

    Really good illustrations and easy to understand... i brought this book along with the oxford phsyical assessment and diagnosis book and have found all three invaluable when undertaking physical assessment.

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