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 Genitourinary System
The Upper Limb
The Lower Limb
The Peripheral Nervous System
The Cranial Nerves
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