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Pediatric Physical Examination - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780323100069, 9780323187206

Pediatric Physical Examination

2nd Edition

An Illustrated Handbook

Author: Karen Duderstadt
eBook ISBN: 9780323187206
eBook ISBN: 9780323187190
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 1st October 2013
Page Count: 376

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"This handbook serves the needs of undergraduate medical students ,nursing students and is good refresher for Pediatric post graduates." Reviewed by: Neel Kamal, Date: Aug. 14

This portable, photo-rich guide to physical examination for Nurse Practitioners and other primary care providers will help you develop the unique range of skills required to assess children of all ages. System chapters begin with embryological development and review the key developmental stages of childhood. For infants and young children, this step-by-step guide uses the "quiet-to-active" approach favored by pediatric experts and considered more effective for this age-group than the traditional head-to-toe approach used for adults. Other key topics include pediatric mental health assessment and growth and development screening and surveillance.

Key Features

  • Uses the quiet-to-active approach to the examination of infants and young children, starting with listening and moving on to touching, the pediatric assessment approach that yields the best results in this age group.
  • More than 300 photos and line drawings facilitate learning and familiarize you with common assessment findings.
  • Information Gathering tables highlight questions and data needed from the patient/guardian, with questions conveniently separated by age group, to help you take an accurate history.
  • Charting examples show you how to record physical examination findings in the health record and acquaint you with documentation language and format.
  • Pediatric Pearls highlight effective physical examination findings and techniques gleaned from actual practice.
  • Coverage of assessment of the preterm infant equips you with practical tools for assessing this unique pediatric population.
  • Full-color format facilitates readability and learning.
  • An easy-access two-column format provides quick access to concise information.
  • Spiral binding lets you lay the book flat or fold it back for easy visualization and quick reference in the clinical setting.

Table of Contents

Unit I: General Assessment

  1. Approach to Care and Assessment of Children and Adolescents
  2. Assessment Parameters
  3. Developmental Surveillance and Screening
  4. Comprehensive Information Gathering
  5. Environmental Health History
  6. Unit II: System-Specific Assessment

  7. Skin
  8. Heart and Vascular System
  9. Chest and Respiratory System
  10. Head and Neck
  11. Lymphatic System
  12. Eyes
  13. Ears
  14. Nose, Mouth, and Throat
  15. Abdomen and Rectum
  16. Male Genitalia
  17. Male and Female Breast
  18. Female Genitalia
  19. Musculoskeletal System
  20. Neurological System
  21. Unit III: Charting Pediatric Health Care Visits

  22. Charting Pediatric Comprehensive and Symptom-Focused Health Care Visits


Appendix A Gender- and Age-Specific Growth Charts and Preterm Growth Chart

Appendix B Body Mass Index−for−Age Growth Charts

Appendix C Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT)

Appendix D Pediatric Symptom Checklist

Appendix E Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Screener

Appendix F Pediatric Environmental History

Appendix G Sports Concussion Assessment Tool 2 (SCAT 2)


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About the Author

Karen Duderstadt

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor, Department of Family Health Care Nursing, University of California - San Francisco; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Children's Health Center, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California