Perform an accurate, efficient, and effective physical examination with confidence! Widely used by both students and practitioners, Bates” Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking provides authoritative, step-by-step guidance on performing the patient interview and physical examination, applying clinical reasoning, shared decision-making, and other core assessment skills0/00all based on a firm understanding of clinical evidence. The twelfth edition of this highly regarded text includes a new chapter on assessing clinical evidence and updated chapters on the examination of skin, hair, and nails as well as pediatrics. – Fully illustrated, step-by-step techniques outline correct performance of the physical examination. – An easy-to-follow two-column format features examination techniques on the left and abnormalities (clearly indicated in red) with differential diagnosis on the right. – New clinical pearls, printed in blue, highlight key points throughout the text. – New text boxes help readers quickly find important summaries of clinical conditions and tips for challenging examination techniques. – Many figures are new or updated, and are now numbered, making them easier to locate and reference in both the print and electronic versions. – References DSM-5 in all relevant areas of the text. – Significantly revised information on obesity and nutrition counseling; behavior and mental status; skin, hair, and nails; cardiovascular risk factor screening and new clinical guidelines; new screening guidelines for breast cancer, colon cancer, Papanicolau smears, and stroke risk factors; updated information on STIs; new geriatric assessment tools; and much more. – New life cycle content, including an increased emphasis on cardiovascular health promotion and child development; updated pregnancy topics such as weight gain, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence; and new information on the older adult, including frailty, immunizations, cancer screening, cognitive decline and dementia screening, and a new algorithm for falls prevention. Bates” Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking is the #1 choice of medical, PA, DNP, and RN-BSN students for complete, authoritative guidance on mastering every aspect of the all-important physical examination. This updated twelfth edition maintains that standard of excellence and brings Bates” thoroughly up-to-date with the needs of today“s students. Don“t Miss These Additional Resources: Bates” Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, Eighth Edition The Pocket Guide is an abbreviated version of the Bates” twelfth edition textbook, designed for portability and convenience at the bedside. Bates” Visual Guide to Physical Examination (www.batesvisualguide.com) Recently refilmed, these 18 volumes of examination videos (as well as 10 additional OSCEs) depict experienced clinicians conducting each of the regional examinations. The videos demonstrate visually the varying techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation in the regional examinations and special populations.