2nd Edition

Physical Examination Procedures for Advanced Practitioners and Non-Medical Prescribers
Evidence and rationale, Second edition

ISBN 9781482231809
Published June 1, 2015 by Routledge
172 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations

USD $42.95

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Book Description

Physical Examination Procedures for Advanced Practitioners and Non-Medical Prescribers provides readers with the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct successful physical examinations of adult patients.

This evidence-based book, organized by anatomical system, features tables that list physical examination procedures along with potential pathologies. Quick reference summaries for performing each examination are also included.

In addition, the book features a chapter on mental health with a checklist covering the main criteria for a thorough mental health examination. Readers can test their skills by answering case study questions at the end of each chapter. Reflective stories are also included to demonstrate the difficulties encountered in everyday practice and to remind readers of the important professional and ethical issues surrounding their work.

This book is designed as an aide-mémoire for use in practice or revision for exams but can also be a useful resource for medical students, teachers of physical examination skills and other qualified health professionals.

Table of Contents

The Preliminary Examination

The Cardiovascular System

The Respiratory System

The Ear, Nose (Mouth) and Throat

The Abdomen

The Genitourinary System

The Breast

The Upper Limb

The Back

The Lower Limb

The Peripheral Nervous System

The Cranial Nerves

The Eye

Mental Health Examination

Case Study Answers

Examination Checklist Summary For Quick Reference


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Zoë Rawles, BN, RGN, BSc (Hons), nurse practitioner and independent prescriber; and healthcare trainer and director, HealthTrain, Wales UK

Beth Griffiths, RGN, RM, BSc (Hons), MSc, lecturer and practitioner, Swansea University; and advanced nurse practitioner and independent prescriber, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Wales, UK

Trudy Alexander, RGN, SCM, BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies, BSc (Hons) Nurse Practitioner, Post Graduate Certificate of Education, lecturer/examiner for Swansea University; and nurse practitioner/independent prescriber in general practice, Wales, UK