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Pocket Guide to Physical Assessment

Cox, Carol Lynn (Editor)


1. Edition July 2019
408 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-10892-4
John Wiley & Sons

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A concise, quick-reference handbook on history taking and physical examination

Pocket Guide to Physical Assessment is a compact yet comprehensive reference for students and practitioners alike, employing a step-by-step framework for effective patient assessment, diagnosis and planning of care.

This valuable guide covers topics including cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal system examinations, patient interviews, history taking and general health assessments. Clear diagrams and checklists illustrate key points, while easy-to-follow instructions and concise descriptions of clinical situations and diseases aid in clinical decision-making.
* Compact, pocket-sized guide that contains only the essential information for physical assessment
* Instructs readers on best clinical practice and how to present and communicate cases
* Develops and improves necessary skills for physical clinical examinations
* Ideal for use on the ward or as a companion to the accompanying textbook, Physical Assessment for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

Pocket Guide to Physical Assessment is an invaluable reference for healthcare students, newly qualified and advanced nurse practitioners, and allied health practitioners.






1 Interviewing and History Taking

2 General Health Assessment

3 Basic Examination, Notes and Diagnostic Principles

4 Examination of the Cardiovascular System

5 Examination of the Respiratory System

6 Examination of the Abdomen

7 Examination of the Male Genitalia

8 Examination of the Female Genitalia

9 Examination of the Nervous System

10 Examination of the Eye

11 Examination of the Musculoskeletal System

12 Presenting Cases and Communication


The 12-Lead Electrocardiogram

Carol Lynn Cox is Professor Emeritus, School of Health Sciences, City, University of London, UK, and Clinic Manager and Director of Nursing, Health and Hope Clinics, Pensacola, Florida, USA.