A concrete approach to assessing patients and situations in the field that presents the relationship between assessment findings and pathology in an informal yet informative manner. Includes detailed descriptions of physical exams and history-taking methods as relevant to respiratory, cardiac, neurological, abdominal and psychological traumas. Case studies and Web activities are integrated throughout to provide a realistic context and enhance material.
Includes chapters on pediatric, obstetric and geriatric assessment, as well as cultural aspects of assessment
Ties all aspects of assessment together to create the big picture
Web activities and case studies offer realistic scenarios and interactivity