Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination,
Edition 10 An Interprofessional Approach
By Jane W. Ball, RN? DrPH? CPNP, Joyce E. Dains, DrPH? JD? APRN? FNP?BC? FNAP? FAANP? FAAN, John A. Flynn, MD, MBA, MEd, Barry S. Solomon, MD, MPH and Rosalyn W. Stewart, MD, MS, MBA

Publication Date: 02 Mar 2022

Learn how to conduct a patient-centered health history and physical examination! Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination: An Interprofessional Approach, 10th Edition takes a uniquely interprofessional collaborative approach to health assessment, with a strong emphasis on lifespan considerations and differential diagnosis of unexpected findings. Each core chapter is organized into four sections — Anatomy and Physiology, Review of Related History, Examination and Findings, and Abnormalities — with lifespan content integrated into each area. Written by a team of nurse practitioners and physicians, this one-of-a-kind textbook uses evidence-based guidelines to help you master hands-on exam techniques as well as communication skills that build rapport and trust with the patient.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Interprofessional collaborative approach is written by two advanced practice nurses and three physicians, providing balanced expertise in both pediatric and adult-geriatric health.
  • UNIQUE! Integrated lifespan content provides separate sections in each chapter for Infants and Children, Adolescents, Pregnant Patients, and Older Adults.
  • UNIQUE! Compassionate, patient-centered approach emphasizes developing good communication skills, use of effective hands-on examination techniques, and reliance on clinical reasoning and clinical decision-making skills.
  • UNIQUE! Strong emphasis on social inclusiveness and patient-centeredness incorporates LGBTQ+ patients and providers, with special emphasis on cultural competency, history taking, and special considerations for examination of the breasts, female and male genitalia, reproductive health, thyroid, and the anus/rectum/prostate.
  • UNIQUE! Cross-references to Dains’ Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care help you take the next step in clinical reasoning and also develop diagnostic reasoning skills.
  • Differential Diagnosis tables are provided throughout the text.
  • Clinical Pearls offer insights and practical, real-world expertise.
  • Evolve website includes assessment video clips, animations, review questions, performance checklists, and more.

New Features

  • NEW! 60 new illustrations and new videos include 30 drawings and 30 photos in the textbook, along with 15 new health assessment videos (including The Head-to-Toe Exam and Navigating the EMR) provided free on the Evolve website with every new copy of the textbook.
  • NEW! Updated content includes human trafficking screening, genetics and genomics, Healthy People 2030 guidelines, and a new mnemonics quick reference inside the back cover.
  • NEW! Thoroughly revised The Patient Record chapter is refocused to reflect the EMR’s benefits (such as order entry, clinical decision support, and linkages to lab results) and how to overcome challenges (such as poor patient experience and the need to be careful about what is written in the record).
  • NEW! Updated LGBTQ+ considerations (e.g., health screening considerations) and cultural content throughout reflect a current understanding of and greater sensitivity to these often underserved patient populations.
  • NEW Think About… boxes direct you to next steps when you see particular clusters of findings.
  • NEW Unexpected Findings icon helps beginning practitioners differentiate common normal variations from abnormalities that might warrant follow-up.
About the author
By Jane W. Ball, RN? DrPH? CPNP, Chief Nursing and Content O? cer,Triaj, Inc, Havre de Grace, Maryland; Joyce E. Dains, DrPH? JD? APRN? FNP?BC? FNAP? FAANP? FAAN, Professor and Executive Director, Advanced Practice;The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center,Houston, Texas; John A. Flynn, MD, MBA, MEd, Professor of Medicine;The University of Chicago,Chicago, Illinois; Barry S. Solomon, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics,Chief, Division of General Pediatrics;Assistant Dean for Medical Student A? airs,The Johns Hopkins University,School of Medicine,Baltimore, Maryland; Rosalyn W. Stewart, MD, MS, MBA, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics andThe Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,Baltimore, Maryland
Table of Contents

1. The History and Interviewing Process

2. Cultural Competency

3. Examination Techniques and Equipment

4. Taking the Next Steps: Clinical Reasoning

5. The Patient Record [New title / focus!]

6. Vital Signs and Pain Assessment

7. Mental Status

8. Growth, Measurement, and Nutrition ["formerly Growth and Nutrition"]

9. Skin, Hair, and Nails

10. Lymphatic System

11. Head and Neck

12. Eyes

13. Ears, Nose, and Throat

14. Chest and Lungs

15. Heart

16. Blood Vessels

17. Breasts and Axillae

18. Abdomen

19. Female Genitalia

20. Male Genitalia

21. Anus, Rectum, and Prostate

22. Musculoskeletal System

23. Neurologic System

24. Head-to-Toe Examination [formerly Chapter 25: "Putting It All Together"]

25. Sports Participation Evaluation [formerly Chapter 24]

26. Emergency or Life-Threatening Situations


Book details
ISBN: 9780323761833
Page Count: 712
Illustrations : 1230 illustrations (1230 in full color)
Retail Price : £112.99

Advanced practice and undergraduate nursing, medical, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, and other health professions students