Essential Health Assessment

Author: Janice M Thompson

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803669879

Category: Medical

Page: 686

View: 4734

This practical, real-world approach provides all of the how-tos, what-tos, when-tos, and why-tos you need to master the art and science of assessment in a well-organized, well-illustrated text that makes the material easier to learn now and reference later. The book simplifies the approach to assessment in two ways. First, it focuses on the normal and the normal variants of the adult, child, elderly, and pregnant patients that you’ll see most frequently in practice. Then, when a finding falls outside of those parameters, you’ll be able to identify it as abnormal. Second, assessment is presented as a linear and consistent process; so you are able to undertake the same steps in the same order to ensure that you don’t miss anything.

Essential Health Assessment

Author: Janice Thompson

Publisher: F A Davis Company

ISBN: 9780803627888

Category: Medical

Page: 608

View: 9781

Conduct a thorough, patient-focused, health assessment...every time. This practical, real-world approach provides all of the how-tos, what-tos, when-tos, and why-tos you need to master the art and science of assessment in a well-organized, well-illustrated text that makes the material easier to learn now and reference later. The book simplifies the approach to assessment in two ways. First, it focuses on the normal and the normal variants of the adult, child, elderly, and pregnant patients that you'll see most frequently in practice. Then, when a finding falls outside of those parameters, you'll be able to identify it as abnormal. Second, assessment is presented as a linear and consistent process; so you are able to undertake the same steps in the same order to ensure that you don't miss anything. An access code inside new printed texts unlocks your DavisPlus Premium online resources, including your Davis Digital eBook, the complete text online, for study anytime, anywhere, and a wealth of learning tools and references. See what people are saying... "Must have text for Nursing Health Assessment class. Well written, easy to read, great online resources for faculty. Excellent resource for clinical setting." - Kimberly F. "This book is an excellent resource for all nursing students with an easy to use format. Nursing faculty will find that this book provides excellent quiz questions, supportive materials, and resources. A must for nursing students in health assessment courses and in clinical settings!" - Amazon Reviewer "This is a must! Excellent assessment text for health care providers. It has great tips and is an easy read. I would highly recommend it." - Rose I. "Essential Health Assessment is a remarkably new way to structure and improve health assessment teaching for nursing students. The book is uniquely structured, with outstanding and novel features. It is packed with highly useful real-life illustrations and images, and the layout is beautiful, with excellent use of color coding, similar organization from chapter to chapter, boxes and tables. Unique features include appropriate cultural care, veteran care, holistic concepts such as CLEAR communication, spiritual assessment, and Safe Effective Nursing Care (SENC). Additional notable distinctions are several chapters of high quality content on special populations, including pediatrics, separated into newborn and child/adolescent chapters, as well as a chapter each on assessment of the pregnant woman and of the older adult. It is unusual for health assessment textbooks to offer this level of detail on special populations, and it is a welcome and needed addition. Nursing students, working nurses and faculty alike, should all find this new textbook a unique and ideal resource for learning and practicing health assessment." - Mary A. Helming PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, AHN-BC Professor of Nursing, Quinnipiac University School of Nursing Hamden, CT

Health Assessment in Nursing

Author: Janet R. Weber,Jane H. Kelley

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1469832224

Category: Medical

Page: 912

View: 1725

Innovative, systematic, and user-friendly, Health Assessment in Nursing has been acclaimed through four previous editions for the way it successfully helps RN-level students develop the comprehensive knowledge base and expert nursing assessment skills necessary for accurate collection of client data. Maintaining the text’s hallmarks—in-depth, accurate information, a compelling Continuing Case Study, and practical tools that help students develop the skills they need to collect both subjective and objective data—the Fifth Edition now features an exciting array of new chapters, a greater focus on diversity and health assessment through the lifespan, over 150 new illustrations, more than 300 new photos of actual registered nurses and nurse pratitioners performing assessments, and an expanded array of teaching and learning tools.

Essential Assessment Skills for Couple and Family Therapists

Author: Lee Williams,Todd M. Edwards,JoEllen Patterson,Larry Chamow

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 160918081X

Category: Psychology

Page: 270

View: 7050

Showing how to weave assessment into all phases of therapy, this indispensable text and practitioner guide is reader friendly, straightforward, and practical. Specific strategies are provided for evaluating a wide range of clinical issues and concerns with adults, children and adolescents, families, and couples. The authors demonstrate ways to use interviewing and other techniques to understand both individual and relationship functioning, develop sound treatment plans, and monitor progress. Handy mnemonics help beginning family therapists remember what to include in assessments, and numerous case examples illustrate what the assessment principles look like in action with diverse clients. See also the authors' Essential Skills in Family Therapy, Third Edition: From the First Interview to Termination, which addresses all aspects of real-world clinical practice, and Clinician's Guide to Research Methods in Family Therapy.

Assessment is Essential

Author: Robert Johnson,Susan Green

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073378725

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 3620

Assessment is Essential offers a novel approach for educational assessment courses. Stressing a practical approach that encourages students to think critically about designing the appropriate assessment for a wide range of situations, Green provides students with tools they can use in their future classrooms.

Essential Health and Safety Study Skills

Author: Jonathan Backhouse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136230254

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

View: 8555

Studying for exams, working in teams, writing detailed yet succinct reports and importantly time management aren’t second nature to most, so this book provides clear guidance and will be an essential tool for anyone taking a health and safety course. For many students the learning experience will be a return to studying after some considerable time so this book combines practical advice with helpful exam-related information. Case studies and activities based on key health and safety topics that are covered by most Awarding Bodies Guidance on how to take both multiple-choice and written exams; with details on how to answer the action verbs, used in exams questions; including identify and outline Key principles teach how to Receive the information; Remember the information; and Recall the information for your exam

Essentials of Mental Health Nursing

Author: Karen Wright,Mick McKeown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526418207

Category: Medical

Page: 768

View: 2246

This groundbreaking textbook provides Mental Health nursing students with the essential knowledge needed to deliver truly person-centred and compassionate care. It also adopts the latest approaches to mental health care by focusing on positive recovery and exploring both the bio-medical and psycho-social approaches.

Health Assessment Through the Life Span

Author: Mildred D Hogstel,Linda Cox Curry

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803616325

Category: Medical

Page: 433

View: 3498

This information-packed, easy-to-use guide serves both as a reference for nurses working in clinical settings and as a student text for programs that offer condensed coverage of health assessment in lieu of a more comprehensive, more expensive book. Organized by body systems, the focus of this updated edition remains on assessing, documenting, and reporting the current status and changes in the condition of patients for all age groups.

The Essentials of Teaching Health Education

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Author: Sarah Benes,Holly Alperin

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492585424

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 7985

The Essentials of Teaching Health Education presents a skills-based approach to teaching K-12 health education that prepares students for success in the 21st century. This practical text is endorsed by SHAPE America and written by seasoned and highly credentialed authors with experience in both university and K-12 settings. It provides all you need in order to build, teach, and assess a health education program that will help your students become health-literate individuals, develop the 21st-century skills that they need for success in college and in their careers beyond, and maintain or improve health outcomes. What Sets This Book Apart This text meets the unique needs of schools, teachers, and students. It emphasizes an individualized approach to enhancing student learning and developing skills based on current research and national health education standards. The Essentials of Teaching Health Education features the following: • Practical strategies for curriculum design and program development with a skills-based approach—one that makes it easy to put the contents into action and make a meaningful impact on students • Real-world examples to help readers understand and apply the content, along with summaries, key points, and review questions that aid in retaining the information • Vocabulary words and definitions to help students keep up with the ever-changing terminology in health education Ancillaries to Facilitate Teaching and Enhance Course Content The text is accompanied by a test bank, a presentation package, a web resource, and an instructor guide, all designed to facilitate your preparation, teaching, and assessment of students’ knowledge. These ancillaries come with tools: • Teaching slides and tests for each chapter • Supplemental learning activities and web links • Chapter review questions and answers, teaching tips, suggested readings, and chapter objectives and summaries Book Organization The book is arranged in five parts. Part I delves into the skills-based approach to health education, explaining the importance of the approach and how to understand student motivation. Part II focuses on how to teach skills that are based on the National Health Education Standards: accessing valid and reliable information, products, and services; analyzing influences; interpersonal communication; decision making and goal setting; self-management; and advocacy. Part III explores how to use data to inform your curriculum planning, outlines the eight steps for curriculum development, and shows you how to design meaningful assessments. In part IV, you learn how to create a positive learning environment, implement a skills-based approach, and meet the unique needs of elementary health education. Finally, in part V, you examine pertinent topics beyond the classroom, including professional development, advocacy, and cross-curricular connections. A Framework for Successful Acquisition of Skills The Essentials of Teaching Health Education offers evidence-informed strategies as it guides you through the critical process of supplying students with the tools they need for success in school and in life. The authors use the Partnership for 21st Century Skills framework to set the foundation for teaching the skills students need. The text is comprehensive and flexible to meet all of your students’ needs. With all the ancillaries and tools it provides, you are set to deliver a complete, well-rounded curriculum that will prepare future teachers for success.

Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher E-Book

An Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Medicine

Author: Ronald M Harden,Jennifer M Laidlaw

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051209

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 6762

Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher is a new book that will serve as a perfect introduction for new teachers to the exciting opportunities facing them, whether they are working in undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing education. It will also be of considerable use to more experienced teachers to review and assess their own practice and gain a new perspective on how best to facilitate their students' or trainees' learning. The contents are based on the authors’ extensive experience of what works in medical education, whether in teaching and curriculum planning or in the organisation of faculty development courses in medical education at basic and advanced levels. About the authors Ronald M Harden is General Secretary for the Association of Medical Education in Europe, Editor of Medical Teacher, former Professor of Medical Education, Director of the Centre for Medical Education and Teaching Dean at the University of Dundee, UK and Professor of Medical Education at Al-Imam University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is internationally recognised for his commitment to developing new approaches to medical education, curriculum planning and to teaching and learning. His contributions to excellence in medical education have attracted numerous awards. Jennifer M Laidlaw is Former Assistant Director of the Education Development Unit of the Scottish Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education and the University of Dundee, UK. She has planned, organised and lead courses on medical education both in Dundee and overseas. She has acted as a medical education consultant for the World Health Organisation, the British Council, medical schools and colleges. The text provides hints drawn from practical experience to help teachers create powerful learning opportunities for their students, providing readable guidelines and introducing new techniques that potentially could be adopted for use in any teaching programme. Throughout the book introduces some key basic principles that underpin the practical advice that is given and which will help to inform teaching practice. This book will assist readers to reflect on and analyse with colleagues the different ways that their work as a teacher or trainer can be approached and how their student or trainee's learning can be made more effective.

Mosby's Pocket Guide to Cultural Health Assessment - E-Book

Author: Carolyn D'Avanzo

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323086047

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 6638

With all of the cultural and ethnic information that could affect patient and family care, POCKET GUIDE TO CULTURAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT, 4th Edition is the perfect portable yet complete reference. This guide discusses the clinical implications of ethnic populations from over 170 countries with a wealth of information on each—from languages spoken to health care beliefs and practices to eye contact. Ideal for everyday use, this handbook is the most comprehensive and portable resource on the market for patient care. Alphabetically organized by country with all sections presented consistently to give you quick access to important cultural information. Presents comprehensive content on all cultural aspects that affect patient assessment. Includes brief descriptions of each country’s topography and provides maps to illustrate potential environmental etiologies of an illness. Updated international childhood immunization schedules and the latest information from the World Health Organization provide the most up-to-date healthcare standards from around the world. Extensive bibliographies give you resources for further information. A streamlined and concise format with thumb tabs dividing each section makes this pocket guide the perfect quick reference tool. Thoroughly updated content includes new country names and their demographics, patient data, health care practices, and other cultural implications that affect care of today’s culturally diverse patient population. New international contributors bring together a wealth of information on the specifics of care for patients from over 170 countries. Includes more historical and political information for each country to provide current background information. Increased emphasis on how a population appears in the worldview and how their religion affect decision-making gives you a fuller perspective on each country’s culture. More information on naturalistic healing and practices helps you treat patients from a variety of backgrounds.

Rapid Health Assessment Protocols for Emergencies

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241545151

Category: Medical

Page: 97

View: 388

This book provides a collection of ten protocols for conducting rapid health assessments in the immediate aftermath of different types of emergencies. Noting the vital importance of rapid and accurate information in the earliest stage of an emergency the protocols respond to the urgent need for common standardized technical tools for assessing damage gauging health risks and gathering the information immediately needed by decision-makers at the national and international level. The protocols were prepared by WHO in collaboration with a large number of international agencies and experts with broad experience in the field of emergency management. Although all protocols follow a common format each is specific to the circumstances potential hazards and immediate information needs that characterize a distinct type of emergency. Emphasis is placed on the exact information needed the best sources of data and methods for rapid collection and the specific questions that need to be answered in order to draw initial conclusions and direct immediate actions. Although the advantages of using experienced assessments teams are stressed the book also explains how the protocols can be used to train general health workers as part of emergency preparedness. The book opens with an introductory protocol covering the aims and methods responsibilities complexities and inherent difficulties of rapid health assessments. Addressed to health authorities as well as assessment teams the chapter also includes abundant advice on preparedness for emergencies. Details range from the comparative need for speed in different types of emergencies through a suggested format for presenting the results of assessments to a list of common logistic organizational and technical errors. Advice on the best working practices including ways to avoid being an emergency tourist is also provided. Against this background the additional nine protocols are presented according to a common format which covers the purpose of the assessment preparedness the steps to follow during the assessment assessing the impact on health assessing local response capacity and immediate needs and presenting results. A general protocol on epidemics of infectious origin is followed by protocols specific to meningitis outbreaks outbreaks of viral haemorrhagic fever including yellow fever and outbreaks of acute diarrhoeal disease with information specific to dysentery and cholera. Sudden-impact natural disasters are covered in the next protocol which includes a day-by-day list of information priorities for different stages of the disaster. A protocol dealing with sudden population displacements offers guidelines for conducting rapid health assessments in all emergencies caused by sudden displacement of refugees or population groups within a country. Included are a sample checklist for rapid assessments and a sample form for weekly reports on morbidity and mortality. Subsequent protocols deal with the special situations of nutritional emergencies and chemical emergencies including those caused by food contaminated with chemicals or toxins. The final protocol addresses the difficult task of conducting assessments in complex emergencies in which the cause of the emergency as well as the assistance to the afflicted is complicated by intense levels of political considerations. The protocol includes a form which has recently been used for rapid health assessment at local level in Bosnia and Herzegovnia. The book concludes with a brief summary of survey techniques followed by a tabular presentation of reference values for assessing needs hazards and logistic requirements in developing countries.

Assessment Essentials

Planning, Implementing, and Improving Assessment in Higher Education

Author: Trudy W. Banta,Catherine A. Palomba

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118903323

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 481

Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment

Author: Carolyn Jarvis,Helen Forbes

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 9780729539739

Category: Nursing assessment

Page: 914

View: 9266

Fifteen interactive online modules supporting "Jarvis s Physical Examination & Health Assessment ANZ" edition. "Jarvis s Physical Examination & Health Assessment Online" is an effective interactive resource which aligns to the ANZ edition of popular nursing text "Jarvis s Physical Examination & Health Assessment." Each of the 15 self-paced learning modules corresponds with a chapter in the text, reinforcing student learning and allowing nursing students to apply textbook content to realistic patient scenarios. This online resource can be used progressively throughout an undergraduate or postgraduate nursing degree and is ideal for distance education courses or self-paced learning. Companion publications to "Jarvis s Physical Examination & Health Assessment Online" ANZ edition: " Jarvis s Physical Examination & Health Assessment" ANZ edition - a comprehensive and fully revised edition of the popular nursing resource tailored for the Australian and New Zealand market "Pocket Companion - Jarvis s Physical Examination & Health Assessment" ANZ edition - a pocket-sized quick-reference companion ideal for students to carry on clinical placement "Student Laboratory Manual - Jarvis s Physical Examination & Health Assessment "ANZ edition - features chapter-by-chapter reading assignments, glossary terms, exercises and questions in varying formats, ideal for reinforcing key concepts and for use in clinical skills laboratory aligns to "Jarvis's Physical Examination & Health Assessment" ANZ edition15 self-paced learning modules with case studies allow textbook content to be applied to realistic patient scenariosanimations bring important anatomic and physiologic processes to lifeover 1,000 electronic images allow the review of key visual conceptsvideo clips demonstrate key examination techniques and proceduresaudio clips provide actual heart and lung soundsinteractive exercises aligned to key concepts in each chapterweb links for further research

Health Assessment and Physical Examination

Australian and New Zealand Edition with Student Resource Access 24 Months

Author: Mary Ellen Zator Estes,Pauline Calleja,Karen Theobald,Theresa Harvey

Publisher: Cengage AU

ISBN: 0170354849

Category: Nursing assessment

Page: 865

View: 4171

Health Assessment and Physical Examination is designed to teach students to assess a patient s physical, psychological, cultural and emotional dimensions of health as a foundation of nursing care. The skills of interviewing, inspection, percussion, palpation, auscultation, and documentation are refined to help students to make clinical judgements and promote healthy patient outcomes. A strong emphasis on science encompasses all the technical aspects of anatomy, physiology, and assessment, while highlighting clinically relevant information. Emphasis on caring is displayed through themes of assessment of the whole person, which also encourages nurses to think about care for themselves as well as patients.

Essential Assessment

Six Tenets for Bringing Hope, Efficacy, and Achievement to the Classroom

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943874491


Page: N.A

View: 9556

Essential Questions

Opening Doors to Student Understanding

Author: Jay McTighe,Grant Wiggins

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416615709

Category: Education

Page: 119

View: 6630

What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards--local or Common Core State Standards--in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging--for both teachers and students--and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community--students, teachers, and administrators--benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.

Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment - E-Book

Author: Carolyn Jarvis

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455705926

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 8282

Ideal for quick reference in the clinical setting, this portable companion to Carolyn Jarvis' Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 6th Edition summarizes essential assessment skills and techniques for the most effective physical examinations. Access full-color pathology photos and illustrations, health history, examination steps for each body system, normal versus abnormal findings, lifespan and cross-cultural considerations, related nursing diagnoses, and summary checklists anytime you need them with this convenient clinical tool. Convenient, color-coded design helps you easily locate the information you need. More than 160 full-color illustrations clearly demonstrate important anatomy and physiology concepts, examination steps, and normal and abnormal findings. Age-specific developmental competencies highlight important considerations for pediatric, pregnant, and aging patients. Cultural competency icons alert you to relevant cultural distinctions you may encounter in the clinical setting. Abnormal findings tables provide fast access to key information on many frequently encountered conditions. Spanish-language translation chart helps you ensure accurate, effective examinations of Spanish-speaking patients. Bedside Assessment of the Hospitalized Patient chapter outlines the pertinent assessment steps specific to this patient population. New abnormal findings photos help you recognize and distinguish between abnormal conditions. Additional new full-color examination technique photos clarify exam steps for eyes, nose, mouth, throat, thorax, heart, neck, peripheral vascular, and pediatric exams. Updated evidence-based practice guidelines throughout the guide reflect the most current research and assessment practices.