2nd Edition

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

Edited By Zoë Rawles, Beth Griffiths, Trudy Alexander Copyright 2015
    176 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    by Routledge

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    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.

    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



    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