Bates' Nursing Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking provides the foundation for learning assessment, a key nursing function that ensures patients receive optimal care. This text, adapted specifically for nursing students, maintains the trusted and time-perfected assessment techniques and vibrant visuals from the classic Bates'. The book's two-column format delivers assessment information in a comprehensive, straightforward approach. Presenting the normal patient throughout, with common or important problems highlighted, each chapter reflects a strong evidence-based perspective.
The second edition maintains the important topics for real-word practice such as complete head-to-toe examination, normal vs. abnormal findings, electronic documentation, and considerations for assessment of older adults and children. The text is completely updated with the most current research in health care and nursing education. Material is thoughtfully organized into three units: Foundations, Body Systems, and Special Lifespan Considerations.
Bates' Nursing Guide is the classic approach that helps students develop and practice the lifelong and timeless skills of patient assessment.
Key features of the second edition include:
NEW! Key culture and life span information highlighted throughout
NEW! Concept Mastery Alerts
Sample Patient-Mrs. N--throughout
Tables of Abnormalities
Emphasis on communication skills
Assessing older adults chapter