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The Complete History and Physical Exam Guide

This concise, portable manual offers detailed guidance on developing and refining the skills required to take an accurate patient history and conduct a thorough physical examination. 48 specialty-trained physicians cover all 28 medical specialties, enabling the reader to obtain the most conclusive diagnostic information from each patient in any clinical setting. A clear, consistent outline format with at-a-glance charts, tables and boxes makes reference quick and easy. Specific guidelines detail each step for every type of physical examination, with up to three different approaches for each body system. Sample write-ups at the beginning of each chapter provide a starting point for documentation. Readers will also find easy-to-follow information on · chartwork · diagnostic studies and interpretation of laboratory results · imaging interpretation · and common bedside procedures.

3rd and 4th year medical students, residents

Paperback, 912 Pages

Published: August 2003

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-8712-4


  • "I. H&P Essentials
    1. History and Physical Examination (H&P) Essentials (H&P)
    2. Recording Laboratory Values and Diagnostic Information, and Conversion Tables (LAB)
    3. Assessment and Plan (A&P) Formulation (A&P)
    4. Chartwork Guidelines (CHART)
    5. Presentation Guidelines (PRES)
    6. Death Certification (DEATH)

    II. Specialty-Focused History and Physical Examinations (Specialty H&P's)
    7. Allergy and Immunology (ALLERGY)
    8. Anesthesiology (ANESTH)
    9. Cardiology (CARD)
    10. Dermatology (DERM)
    11. Emergency Medicine (Trauma Assessment) (EMERG)
    12. Endocrinology (ENDO)
    13. Gastroenterology (GI)
    14. Gynecology (GYN)
    15. Hematology (HEME)
    16. Infectious Disease (ID)
    17. Internal Medicine /Family Practice (IM/FP)
    18. Intensive Care Unit (Adult Critical Care Medicine) (ICU)
    19. Neonatology (NEO)
    20. Nephrology (NEPH)
    21. Neurology (NEURO)
    22. Obstetrics (OB)
    23. Occupational Medicine (OCC)
    24. Oncology (ONC)
    25. Ophthalmology (OPHTHO)
    26. Orthopedics (ORTHO)
    27. Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery)/Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgery (OTO)
    28. Pathology (PATH)
    29. Pediatrics (PEDS)
    30. Preventive Medicine (PREV)
    31. Psychiatry (PSYCH)
    32. Pulmonology (PULM)
    33. Surgery (Focus on General Surgery) (SURG)
    34. Urology (URO)

    III. Focused History and Physical Examinations (Focused H&P's)
    35. Alcohol Screening (ETOH)
    36. Epidemiology (EPI)
    37. Ethical Considerations (ETHICS)
    Informed Consent
    Advanced Directives
    Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Orders
    38. Nutritional Status Evaluation (NUTRIT)
    39. Tobacco Screening (TOB)



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