Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination - Binder Ready,
Edition 10
By Jane W. Ball, RN DrPH CPNP

Publication Date: 04 Feb 2022

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.
About the author
By Jane W. Ball, RN DrPH CPNP, Chief Nursing and Content O cer,Triaj, Inc, Havre de Grace, 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: 9780323829564
Page Count: 712
Illustrations : Approx. 1230 illustrations (1230 in full color)
Retail Price : £87.99