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History and Physical Examination: A Common Sense Approach

Author(s): Mark Kauffman, DO, MS Med Ed, PA, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Director Accelerated Physician Assistant Pathway, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • ISBN-13: 9781449660260
  • Product With Access Code    566 pages      © 2014
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History and Physical Examination: A Common Sense Approach provides a comprehensive, accessible foundation to the crucial patient care skill of clinical history taking and ‘head-to-toe’ clinical examination. Through full color illustrations, patient photographs, and video examples, this valuable resource highlights a logical, step-by-step approach to gain clinical competency. The authoritative content is divided into three sections to build and develop students’ practical skills: History Flows, which provide context and practice through clinical scenario work, to logically develop differential diagnoses; Physical Examination Flows,  which focus on comprehensive and consistent exams by using the human body as a map; and finally, Comprehensive Flows, which enable the student to apply their history taking and examination tools together to develop a differential diagnosis and a treatment plan—all under the real-world pressure of a time-sensitive office visit. Each section features “Clinical Case Practice” for students to interact and apply the clinical concepts and to prepare for actual practice.

By moving beyond discrete symptoms, History and Physical Examination: A Common Sense Approach prepares students not only for practical boards, but for delivering humanistic care in real-world patient encounters.

Key Features

  • 600 full-color photographs and illustrations!
  • Learning tools and case studies
  • Companion Website includes illustrative exam videos and interactive practice activities


Instructor Resources: Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, Test Bank

Student Resources: Companion Website*, including:

  • 14 full-length videos showcasing patient examination procedures
  • Over 130 video clips to correlate with the examination procedures presented in the text
  • Over 300 Interactive Flashcard terms
  • Interactive Glossary
  • Crossword Puzzles
  • Matching Exercises
  • Web Links

*Each new copy of the text includes an access code to the companion website with videos and interactive activities. Electronic and eBook formats do not include access to the companion website. Access to the Companion Website may be purchased separately. 

Chapter  1  Clinical Competencies
Chapter  2  Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Chapter  3  History Taking
Chapter  4  The History Flows
Chapter  5  Introduction to Physical Examination
Chapter  6  General Assessment and Vital Signs
Chapter  7  Integumentary System
Chapter  8  Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat Examination
Chapter  9  Neck and Lymphatic
Chapter  10  Cardiovascular
Chapter  11  Respiratory Examination
Chapter  12  Abdominal Examination
Chapter  13  Musculoskeletal Examination
Chapter  14  Neurologic Examination
Chapter  15  Sensitive Examinations
Chapter  16  Comprehensive Flows
Chapter  17  The Pregnant Patient
Chapter  18  Pediatric Patient Examination
Chapter  19  Patient Encounter Documentation

Mark Kauffman, DO, MS Med Ed, PA-Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Director Accelerated Physician Assistant Pathway, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania

Mark Kauffman DO, PA is a graduate of St. Francis University (Loretto, PA) Physician Assistant Program and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Currently, Dr. Kauffman is the Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies, Director of the Accelerated Physician Assistant Pathway, and an Associate Professor of Family Medicine  at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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ISBN-13: 9781449660260

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Companion Website for History and Physical Examination: A Common Sense Approach

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