Pediatric physical examination & health assessment.
Sawyer, Susan S.
Jones & Bartlett
Illustrated with b&w photos and anatomical illustrations on every page, plus a section of color clinical photos demonstrating various disorders, this text details how to conduct a physical examination on a pediatric patient from birth through adolescence. Early chapters cover family dynamics, the interview process and health history, assessment techniques and vital signs, and newborn assessment. Subsequent chapters describe techniques for assessment of body systems including skin, eyes, head and neck, cardiovascular system, and genitalia. A final chapter outlines an integrated examination of the infant and child. Each chapter has a common format, with subjective and objective assessment considerations, common disorders, and notes on write-up of the exam. Chapter case studies incorporate diagnostic reasoning and critical thinking while encouraging students to consider cultural perspectives, the child's developmental needs, and the family's choices. The book includes sample forms and checklists to use with patients. Previous courses in human anatomy, physiology, and general health assessment of the adult are assumed. Sawyer teaches in the School of Nursing, Science, and Health Professions at Regis College.
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