Bates' Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking (7th Edition)
Lynn S. Bickley
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This concise pocket-sized guide presents the classic Bates approach to physical examination and history taking in a quick-reference outline format. It contains all the critical information needed to obtain a clinically meaningful health history and conduct a thorough physcial assessment. Fully revised and updated to reflect currennt health care literature, the Seventh Edition will help health professionals elicit relevant facts from the patient's history, review examination procedures, highlight common findings, learn special assessment techniques, and sharpen interpretive skills.
The book features a vibrant full-color art program and an easy-to-follow two-column format with step-by-step examination techniques on the left and abnormalities with differential diagnoses on the right.
sounds of at least two consecutive beats. This is the systolic pressure. ◗ Continue to lower the pressure slowly. The disappearance point, usually only a few mm Hg below the muﬄing point, is the best estimate of diastolic pressure. ◗ Read both the systolic and diastolic levels to the nearest 2 mm Hg. Wait 2 or more minutes and repeat. Average your readings. If the ﬁrst two readings diﬀer by more than 5 mm Hg, take additional readings. ◗ Take blood pressure in both arms at least once. ◗ In
of older people, also on the face and elsewhere. In blacks, may appear as small, deeply pigmented papules on cheeks and temples (dermatosis papulosa nigra). Chapter 6 | The Skin, Hair, and Nails Table 6-6 95 Skin Tumors (continued) Basal Cell Carcinoma Though malignant, grows slowly and almost never metastasizes. Most common in fair-skinned adults 40 years or older; usually on the face. Initial translucent red macule or papule may develop a depressed center and ﬁrm elevated border.
abducted, and externally rotated, and knees flexed (lithotomy position) Lying on the left side (left lateral decubitus) Sitting, leaning forward Lying supine Each symbol pertains until a new one appears. Two symbols separated by a slash indicate either or both positions. Chapter 1 | Overview: Physical Examination and History Taking 9 Reflect on Your Approach to the Patient. Identify yourself as a student. Try to appear calm, organized, and competent, even if you feel differently. If you
three consistent readings, allowing rests as needed. If the patient understands and cooperates well, a forced expiratory time of 6 to 8 seconds strongly suggests COPD. 136 Bates’ Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking Recording Your Findings Recording the Physical Examination—The Thorax and Lungs “Thorax is symmetric with good expansion. Lungs resonant. Breath sounds vesicular; no rales, wheezes, or rhonchi. Diaphragms descend 4 cm bilaterally.” OR “Thorax symmetric with
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