A concise, pocket-sized guide to physical examination and companion to Seidel et al, Mosby's Guide to Physical Examination, 5th Edition, this beautifully illustrated, full-color clinical manual provides convenient, portable access to comprehensive guidance in physical examination. A dynamic author team gives the Handbook an uncommonly strong multidisciplinary perspective, emphasis on differential diagnosis, and expert coverage of both pediatrics and adult health. Color-coded type is used to make examination steps, expected findings, and unexpected findings easy to spot quickly. And now, a new appendix puts a variety of guides to special patient histories at readers' fingertips.Each chapter begins with a concise, clearly identified equipment list.Easy-to-follow, color-coded tables summarize the core examination content in each chapter. "Examination Techniques" appear in red, "Expected Findings" appear in blue, and "Unexpected Findings" appear in green."Pediatric Variations" tables, also color coded for easy reference, highlight differences in younger patients' disease presentations."Sample Documentation" sections at the end of each chapter provide straightforward examples of good documentation practice.A removable, pocket-sized quick-reference card inside the back cover presents a comprehensive at-a-glance reminder list of key elements of assessment for every body system and region. One side covers "Physical Examination-Objective Data," and the other covers "History-Subjective Data."Pages for Clinical and Reference Notes are interspersed throughout the book for personal clinical note-taking.Handy, two-column "Aids to Differential Diagnosis" tables summarize abnormalities and their distinguishing characteristics.