Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking - No Cost Library

Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking - 12th Edition 

  Author(s): Lynn S Bickley  
        Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Year: 2016   

Confidently carry out an accurate, efficient and effective physical exam. Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking provides authoritative, step-by - step guidance on patient interview and physical examination, clinical reasoning, shared decision-making, and other core assessment skills — all based on a firm understanding of clinical evidence. This highly regarded text contains thoroughly illustrated, step-by - step procedures detailing the required physical examination results and an easy-to-follow two-column format with left-hand examination techniques and symptoms (clearly marked in red) with right-hand differential diagnoses. Bates' also contains a special population section, covering various lifecycle-infancy stages through puberty, pregnancy and aging. Clinical perls, printed in blue, highlight key points throughout the text. Text boxes help readers quickly find important summaries of clinical conditions and tips for challenging exam techniques. Many new and updated photographs and illustrations support the text, and figures are now numbered for easy identification and reference. Rewritten chapter on clinical evidence assessment clarifies important principles for student awareness. Revised and updated chapter on the skin , hair and nails contains new dermatology images and offers a context for identifying specific lesions and anomalies. Improved behavior and mental health chapter now references DSM-5. The Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking is the # 1 choice for full, authoritative guidance on mastering every aspect of the all-important physical examination. Don't Miss These additional resources are also available for purchase: Bates' Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, Eighth Edition The Pocket Guide is an abbreviated version of the Bates' twelfth edition textbook, designed for portability and convenience at bedside.Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination ( The videos visually demonstrate the varying inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation techniques used in regional and special populations.
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