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Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking is the #1 choice for complete, authoritative guidance on mastering every aspect of the all-important physical examination

This highly regarded text includes fully illustrated, step-by-step techniques that outline the correct performance of the physical examination and an easy-to-follow two-column format that correlates examination techniques on the left and abnormalities (clearly indicated in red) with differential diagnoses on the right.

What’s new:

  • Expanded Unit 1 provides an overview of the components of the patient encounter and helps you ensure the most effective information-gathering and decision-making approaches.
  • Key terms are bolded in chapters and correspond to an online glossary with definitions.
  • Expanded coverage of special populations familiarizes you with important approaches for persons who identify as LGBTQ, persons with physical disabilities, and diverse populations throughout the life cycle.
  • Restructured Regional Exam chapters enhance your understanding of overview material, examination techniques, and health promotion and counseling considerations.

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Perform an accurate, efficient and effective physical examination with confidence with Bates’ Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking

Acclaimed as the leading medical physical examination pocket guide available today, this concise resource offers an easy-to-follow two-column format that correlates examination techniques on the left and abnormalities (clearly indicated in red) with differential diagnoses on the right. To effectively prepare students for practice, the authors emphasize the importance of using clinical reasoning, shared decision-making and other core assessment skills in every patient encounter.

What’s new:

  • Expanded Unit 1 provides an overview of the components of the patient encounter and helps you ensure the most effective information-gathering and decision-making approaches.
  • Algorithms provide helpful starting approaches for patients with common presenting symptoms.
  • Restructured Regional Exam chapters enhance your understanding of overview material, examination techniques, and health promotion and counseling considerations.

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Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination

Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination delivers new clinical skills videos featuring head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques. Now in its 5th Edition and featuring completely reshot content and new clinical skills videos, Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. The site features more than eight hours of video content.

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Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination 18VOLS + OSCE®

Based on Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination with OSCEs maintains the evidence-based origins of the text and provides careful attention to clinical accuracy, and to the range of patient types profiled in the series. These videos are designed to help prepare students for Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) by testing their clinical reasoning skills covering typical/common complaints.

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