Bates: A Visual Guide to Physical Examination

The Health Sciences Library is pleased to provide this "streaming video" version of Barbara Bates' "A Visual Guide to Physical Examination". The video clips demonstrate technique while audio content describes the procedures and rationales. A summary and quick review conclude each section. Links to accompanying static images are also included. The 4th edition has been supplemented with six new modules offering specific guidance on approach to the patient, general survey, vital signs and skin, and age appropriate head-to-toe assessement.

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  • Table of Contents

    Head-to-Toe Assessment of the Adult

    Head-to-Toe Assessment of the Infant

    Head-to-Toe Assessment of the Child


    Breasts and Axillae

    Male Genitalia, Hernias, Rectum, and Prostate

    Cardiovascular System

    Peripheral Vascular System

    Female Genitalia, Anus, and Rectum

    Head, Eyes, and Ears

    Musculoskeletal System

    Nervous System: Sensory System and Reflexes

    Nervous System: Cranial Nerves and Motor System

    Nose, Mouth, and Neck

    Thorax and Lungs

    General Survey and Vital Signs

    Examination of the Skin

    Approach to the Patient

    Head-to-Toe Assessment of the Older Adult

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