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Mosby's Guide to Physical Examination, 7th Edition [Hardcover]

Henry M. Seidel , Rosalyn W. Stewart , Jane W. Ball , Joyce E. Dains , John A. Flynn , Barry S. Solomon
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March 18, 2010 0323055702 978-0323055703 7th

Mosby's Guide to Physical Examination is a comprehensive textbook of physical examination, history-taking, and health assessment with a unique emphasis on differential diagnosis and variations across the lifespan. The book conveys a uniquely compassionate, patient-centered approach to physical examination with a strong evidence-based foundation.

  • Clinical Pearls boxes give brief clinical insights with expert tips on techniques, findings, and patient teaching.
  • Mnemonic boxes deliver engaging auditory, visual, and other memory cues to help you remember series of assessment or exam steps.
  • Physical Variations boxes detail multicultural considerations for assessing patients from diverse ethnic and cultural groups.
  • Staying Well boxes describe holistic approaches to health promotion and patient teaching.
  • Risk Factors boxes highlight modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for a variety of conditions.
  • Differential Diagnosis boxes give comparisons of expected findings for similar conditions and explain how disease presentations vary.
  • Physical Examination boxes provide current data on the most effective techniques for delivering quality patient care.
  • Functional Assessment boxes focus on the patient's functional abilities and present a holistic approach to patient care.
  • Downloadable text and PDA summaries allow for quick review of the key steps in each system exam.
  • Dynamic learning exercises on the companion website test your knowledge and provide instant feedback on your progress.
  • Updates throughout reflect the latest research findings and evidence-based practice for techniques, normal and abnormal findings, genetics, and assessment.
  • 60 video clips demonstrate exam techniques for each system and are downloadable for use on Video iPod devices.
  • 25 new anatomy and physiology animations provide narrated explanations of processes beneath the skin.
  • New audio chapter summaries, downloadable for use on MP3 players, offer a convenient way to review key content on the go.
  • New 3-column tables featuring Pathophysiology, Subjective Data, and Objective Data provide an illustrated reference that allows for quick and accurate comparisons.
  • 75 new illustrations and dozens of new photos of normal and abnormal findings help to clarify anatomic concepts and exam techniques.

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  • Hardcover: 912 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 7th edition (March 18, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0323055702
  • ISBN-13: 978-0323055703
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.7 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Love the Content But Too Many Typos!! May 27, 2012
This is a wonderful textbook in many regards. The way the material is laid out makes it easy to assimilate new information because there is quite a bit of repetition. I particularly liked the first chapter in the way it crafted the organization scheme for the rest of the book and presented the patient history taking method very clearly. However, I find that there is an especially large number of typos in this book. When I read a textbook, I expect to find one or two outstanding, obvious typos. In Mosby's Guide to Physical Examination I have found probably ten to twenty typos already and I am only as far as chapter 10. There are probably one to two per chapter, which makes me wonder who was transcribing the book. Was this dictated by the authors and then transcribed by people who did not have a background in medicine? I think this is unhelpful for new students to the field because it causes confusion. For instance, in one case a basic rule for how to write bacteria names was not followed. In the same sentence both Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus were referenced like this: "Streptococcus pyogenes and S. aureus". This leads the student to the erroneous assumption that the second bacteria also belongs to the Streptococcus genus. Both of these names should have been fully written out, as this unnecessary and inappropriate shorthand leads to confusion. I also believe that due to the fact that the photographs make use of models instead of real doctors, some of the photos that demonstrate how to position your hands when conducting a physical examination are inaccurate. Some of them do not match up with what the description is showing. In just a couple of other examples the spelling of disorders was incorrect and the measurement of blood cell size was way off (mm instead of um). I would hope that in the next edition many of these typos and errors could be corrected.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rethink buying the book June 30, 2013
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I purchased the electronic version of this handbook for my IPad thinking that it would make life easier to port around said small IPad as opposed to the gianormous books for class. What a waste of money. The digital versions of the textbook and its handbook were cobbled together by an obviously throwback corporation out to make a quick buck. Just because its digital doesn't mean they didn't cut corners. Key things to be aware of - 1. its not a pdf so page numbers are not present and it's difficult to identify content because of the lack of clear indexes and table of content which is so important for a student or if you're looking for something specific. 2. Content for sale or for view have links to electronic pages that do not work. 3. Content that would have been available in the hardcopy version was not included in the digital version from what I could glean, images, paging, etc were off so that the digital version was actually a hinderance to studying! 4. It costs almost as much as the hardcopy. At least if it were a hard copy I could return it but since it's digital and costs almost as much as the hardcopy (and you can't return it) my suggestion would be to save your money and just buy the book. If I had known I wouldn't have bothered getting the digital version since now I have to go back and buy the hardcopies as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible book! February 1, 2014
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Wonderful illustrations and very valuable information. I would recommend this book for any nurse practitioner, PA, or MD student or anyone who needs a great refresher. This one will remain on my shelf for years to come!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Physical Examination September 22, 2013
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My medical school required us to buy this book and it can be really useful. It is nice to have a reference to look back on to remind you what was discussed with respect to the physical exam. Helpful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Physical Examination Is Adequate for Needs June 26, 2011
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This book is good... not great. It gives long lists of instructions about how to perform examinations, instead of breaking things down. It does have special sections on infants, children, pregnant women and the elderly. I am studying to be a Pediatric NP and this helped me focus on what parts of the assessment will really pertain to me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book July 9, 2014
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This is exactly how it was described in the ad. Seems to be of decent quality and looks like it will last.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars July 2, 2014
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good book!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Too many errors June 27, 2014
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So many typos, I can't believe it's a professional resource. It's hard to rely on a resource that has so many errors. I like the online resources for physical exam checklists and the color photographs. The development of a SOAP note needs more attention to assist students to understand what is required for documentation. This book was required for my NP program's Advanced Assessment course but I found that many of my older assessment texts were easier to understand and did not suffer the same errors.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
This book was required for class and is very helpful. The language is not too complex and the book is very useful in the clinical setting
Published 2 months ago by melissa pitts
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok
It could use a little more pictures and descriptions of the normals upon examination. I would have also liked it to be a little more comprehensive.
Published 3 months ago by Noland L. Kropf
2.0 out of 5 stars Do not buy this Book!
Bates is much better. I wasted on this book thinking it would be better than my undergraduate assessment book. It had nothing new to add and the language was simpler in Bates.
Published 4 months ago by Ava C. Hudson
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good
Obviously this was ordered for class, but it's truly a great resource. Several abnormal findings and disease processes are depicted- I wish it talked about some of them more (than... Read more
Published 4 months ago by midwestnurse
5.0 out of 5 stars Great refence book
Shipped quickly and in new condition. Great reference book and good pictures. Explains in detail. Required book for my school, and the price (like always beat the school book... Read more
Published 4 months ago by S. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good!
Very good physical assessment book. Has a few misprints, but overall is a very good book. Easy to read and abnormalities section is very helpful.
Published 7 months ago by Susan
5.0 out of 5 stars Usefull
this book contains great review about the human anatomy and some pathologies which are a great tool while I'm learning advance health assessment
Published 9 months ago by Chelah Marcellus
3.0 out of 5 stars it almost meets my needs
Product arrive on time. The book's pages doesn't look very interesting. Not alot of pics and the pages look dull. It is not very appealing to the eyes. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jan N.
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