Bates' Nursing Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, Hardback

Bates' Nursing Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking Hardback


The gold standard in physical assessment has now been adapted exclusively for the needs of the RN-student.

Based on the award-winning "Bates' Guide to Physical Examination & History Taking", this new text combines the renowned features of the class Bates' with an RN-focus.

Trusted and time-perfected content including superior assessment techniques, vibrant visuals, and the classic Bates' two-column format delivers assessment information in a comprehensive and student-friendly package.

This new, RN-specific text contains some new, additional nursing-specific chapters: Introduction to Health Assessment, Cultural and Spiritual Assessment, Nutrition, and Putting It All Together. In addition, structure and function information is streamlined, health history is symptom and interview-focused, nursing documentation examples are included, data analysis is covered in end-of-chapter summary sections, health promotion is streamlined with a focus on follow-up and teaching at the end of the chapters.

The text is accompanied by a Lab Manual that incorporates nursing-specific case studies to reinforce content from a nursing perspective. This text can also be packaged with the Bates for Nursing Online course for a complete nursing assessment solution.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 880 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Medical diagnosis
  • ISBN: 9780781780698



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