Pediatric Physical Examination & Health Assessment

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Nov 9, 2011 - Medical - 672 pages
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Pediatric Physical Examination & Health Assessment explores physical examinations of pediatric clients from newborn through adolescence while providing key insights into how to conduct and assess them. A beginning guide for those learning to perform physical examinations on patients from birth through adolescence, this text describes the many examination techniques for infants and children throughout their development. Approaching each system from a developmental perspective, each chapter addresses a specific system divided into four major components: interviewing techniques, anatomy and physiology, examination techniques, and normal variations and common abnormal findings all detailing how to approach each age group from infant to adolescent. Since treating pediatric patients requires building ease and trust, each chapter includes seize the opportunity suggestions to help you assess that part of the body readily available without being intrusive or causing fear and discomfort. Further, following many chapters is a case study that incorporates diagnostic reasoning, critical thinking, and evidence-based practice.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Family Dynamics
Interview Process and Health History
Information
Assessment Techniques and Vital Signs
Resources
Examination of the Skin Hair and Nails
Examination of the
Subjective
Common Gastrointestinal Disorders
WriteUp of the Abdominal Exam
Examination of the Central Nervous System
Examination of the Male and Female
Objective Information
The Female Reproductive System
Objective Information

Examination of the Head Neck
Subjective Information
Common Disorders of the Neck
References
Examination of the Lungs and Thorax
Resources
Subjective
Common Cardiac Disorders in Children
WriteUp of the Cardiovascular Exam
Girl Presenting with Vaginal
Examination of the Breasts and Axillae
Assessment of the Breasts and Axillae
References
An Integrated Exam of the Child
Physiologic Differences Between the Child and
References
Index

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