Essential Health Assessment

Author: Janice M Thompson

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803669879

Category: Medical

Page: 686

View: 8316

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: 931

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

Essential Health and Safety Study Skills

Author: Jonathan Backhouse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136230254

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

View: 2188

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

Health Assessment Through the Life Span

Author: Mildred D Hogstel,Linda Cox Curry

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803616325

Category: Medical

Page: 433

View: 2932

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.

Health Assessment

Author: Anna T. Crouch,Clency Meurier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119185718

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 1835

Health assessment is central to effective planning, implementationand evaluation of nursing care. All nurses are accountable for thecare they provide and need to be able to accurately determinepatient needs in order to plan and deliver evidence-based care.Vital notes for nurses: Health assessment provides studentswith the knowledge required to consider the many different factorswhich can influence patient’s health, comfort, well-being andrecovery and to confidently assess patient needs. Vital notes for nurses: Health assessment exploresconcepts of holism, health and illness, factors to consider whenassessing patients, communication skills needed for assessment, andall aspects of holistic assessment including physical,psychological, social, cultural and spiritual factors andnutritional needs. * Provides a concise, accessible introduction to healthassessment * Includes physical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritualhealth assessment * Explores essential concepts in assessment and care planning * Within the Vital Notes for Nurses series * Adopts a holistic approach

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: 7005

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.

Health Assessment for Nursing Practice

Author: Susan F. Wilson,Jean Foret Giddens

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323377785

Category: Medical

Page: 552

View: 7095

Today’s nursing students are busier and more pressed for time than ever. The good news is that Health Assessment for Nursing Practice, 6th Edition caters to your needs by focusing only on the information you need to master the core assessment skills and thrive in clinical practice. In addition to its focused content, you can look forward to straightforward and easy-to-understand language; vivid photos; clean page layouts; and of course the latest information on topical things like electronic documentation, QSEN competencies, and cultural considerations. Plus, with its abundance of engaging learning tools — like case studies, procedure videos, animations, and insightful call-outs — you’ll be able to maximize your learning AND study time! Straightforward, easy-to-understand coverage gives readers the knowledge and confidence to perform a complete physical examination. Clear differentiation between basic skills and advanced procedures or special-circumstance procedures helps readers pinpoint essential assessments. Two-column format creates a visual distinction between normal and abnormal findings and techniques. Vivid full-color photos walk readers step-by-step through key assessment techniques to better understand key abnormalities. UNIQUE! Concept Overview boxes present core concepts in the context of health assessment, with discussions of pain, oxygenation, perfusion, tissue integrity, motion, sensory perception, metabolism, and intracranial regulation. UNIQUE! Clinical Reasoning boxes explain the thought process of an experienced nurse making a clinical decision to help readers gain expert perspective on clinical judgment and the decision-making process in nursing practice. UNIQUE! Patients with Situational Variations sections address special circumstances or needs for patients in wheelchairs or other limitations and exam variations. Documenting Expected Findings sections demonstrate how to chart normal findings -- a perpetual area of struggle among nursing students. Review questions in the book help assess reader’s understanding of need-to-know content. UNIQUE! Case studies at the end of each chapter give readers practice in developing clinical reasoning skills in the context of health assessment and physical examination. UNIQUE! Adapting Health Assessment to the Hospitalized Patient chapter explains special techniques for performing a head-to-toe assessment of a patient in a hospital setting. Health Promotion for Evidence-Based Practice boxes apply the U.S. government's Healthy People 2020 objectives and include thorough discussions of recommendations for health promotion and reducing risk. Ethnic, Cultural, and Spiritual Variations boxes help readers anticipate the unique needs of a multicultural patient population. Health Assessment Across the Life Span unit contains four separate chapters that cover all lifespan content, including older adults, pregnant patients, and infants, children, and adolescents. Synthesis and Application of Health Assessment unit details how to conduct, document, and adapt the head-to-toe examination.

Psychiatric and Mental Health Essentials in Primary Care

Author: Lee Ann Hoff,Betty D. Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136890122

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 1175

Psychiatric and Mental Health Essentials in Primary Care addresses key mental health concepts and strategies for time-pressured practitioners in various healthcare settings serving diverse populations. It offers theoretically sound and succinct guidelines for compassionate, efficient, and effective service to people in emotional and physical pain and distress, capturing the essentials of mental health care delivered by primary care providers. The text provides a theoretical overview, discussing mental health assessment, crisis care basics, alternative therapies, and vulnerable groups such as children, adolescents and older people. It includes chapters that focus on the following topics in Primary Care Practice: Suicide and Violence Anxiety Mood disorders Schizophrenia Substance Abuse Chronic illness and mental health. This invaluable text is designed for primary care providers in either graduate student or practice roles across a range of primary care practice, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Rapid Health Assessment Protocols for Emergencies

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241545151

Category: Medical

Page: 97

View: 3100

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.

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: 8942

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.

Forensic Mental Health Assessment of Children and Adolescents

Author: Steven N. Sparta,Gerald P. Koocher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195145844

Category: Psychology

Page: 474

View: 1361

This volume provides essential knowledge and practical suggestions for conducting forensic mental health evaluations of children and adolescents. A wide range of assessment problems are described, along with discussions about measurement techniques and forensic issues related to minors.

Essential Health Benefits

Balancing Coverage and Cost

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on Defining and Revising an Essential Health Benefits Package for Qualified Health Plans

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309219140

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 7914

In 2010, an estimated 50 million people were uninsured in the United States. A portion of the uninsured reflects unemployment rates; however, this rate is primarily a reflection of the fact that when most health plans meet an individual's needs, most times, those health plans are not affordable. Research shows that people without health insurance are more likely to experience financial burdens associated with the utilization of health care services. But even among the insured, underinsurance has emerged as a barrier to care. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made the most comprehensive changes to the provision of health insurance since the development of Medicare and Medicaid by requiring all Americans to have health insurance by 2016. An estimated 30 million individuals who would otherwise be uninsured are expected to obtain insurance through the private health insurance market or state expansion of Medicaid programs. The success of the ACA depends on the design of the essential health benefits (EHB) package and its affordability. Essential Health Benefits recommends a process for defining, monitoring, and updating the EHB package. The book is of value to Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) and other U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies, state insurance agencies, Congress, state governors, health care providers, and consumer advocates.

Perspectives on Essential Health Benefits

Workshop Report

Author: Committee on Defining and Revising an Essential Health Benefits Package for Qualified Health Plans,Board on Health Care Services,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309215447

Category: Medical

Page: 153

View: 2134

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (herein known as the Affordable Care Act [ACA]) was signed into law on March 23, 2010. Several provisions of the law went into effect in 2010 (including requirements to cover children up to age 26 and to prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage based on preexisting conditions for children). Other provisions will go into effect during 2014, including the requirement for all individuals to purchase health insurance. In 2014, insurance purchasers will be allowed, but not obliged, to buy their coverage through newly established health insurance exchanges (HIEs)--marketplaces designed to make it easier for customers to comparison shop among plans and for low and moderate income individuals to obtain public subsidies to purchase private health insurance. The exchanges will offer a choice of private health plans, and all plans must include a standard core set of covered benefits, called essential health benefits (EHBs). The Department of Health and Human Services requested that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommend criteria and methods for determining and updating the EHBs. In response, the IOM convened two workshops in 2011 where experts from federal and state government, as well as employers, insurers, providers, consumers, and health care researchers were asked to identify current methods for determining medical necessity, and share decision-making approaches to determining which benefits would be covered and other benefit design practices. Essential Health Benefits summarizes the presentations in this workshop. The committee's recommendations will be released in a subsequent report.

Fundamentals of Nursing: Clinical Skills Workbook

Author: Geraldine Rebeiro,Leanne Jack,Natashia Scully,Damian Wilson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729581160

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 3030

The Fundamentals of Nursing: Clinical skills workbook will support Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing 3rd edition in 2012 by providing a separate clinical skills workbook, accompanied by a suite of Australian clinical skills videos. The workbook features the nursing skills from the text, accompanied by an overview at the beginning of each skill set and supported by clinical skill competency check lists aligned with the National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse. The Bondy rating scale has been incorporated to provide clearly defined levels of competency and an opportunity for reflection is included at the end of each skill to encourage meaningful learning. A suite of clinical skills videos are available online to support the workbook. Ideal for viewing in class, the videos also provide students with a valuable tool for revision prior to assessment. The trusted Step-by-Step approach for all skills as used in Potter and Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing, 4th ANZ edition by Crisp, Taylor, Douglas and Rebeiro Competency checklists aligned to the National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse for Australia and New Zealand The Bondy rating scale provides a valuable tool for assessment Accompanied by a suite of Australian nursing clinical skills videos via the Evolve platform 11 NEW skills including 8 health assessment skills: Skill 27-1 Abdominal health assessment Skill 27-2 Musculoskeletal health assessment Skill 27-3 Cardiovascular health assessment Skill 27-4 Respiratory health assessment Skill 27-5 Neurological health assessment Skill 27-6 Mental Health Skill 27-7 Body systems assessment Skill 41-2 Pain health assessment

Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning

Author: Rhoads,Sandra Wiggins Petersen

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284105377

Category: Medical

Page: 478

View: 4577

Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Third Edition covers the diagnostic reasoning process that providers must follow when assessing an actual case. The text outlines each step of the health assessment process and further demonstrates the link between health history and physical examination. It also provides the healthcare professional with the essential data needed to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan. New Online Course! Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Third Edition features Navigate Premier Access, a robust online course complete with interactive lectures, eBook with health assessment videos and audio clips, syllabus, instructor resource guide, image bank, practice activities, discussion questions, and testing items. Key Features: • Outlines the health assessment and diagnostic reasoning process for a nurse practitioner assessing a new patient • Provides the essential data needed to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan • Covers the anatomy and physiology of each system • Includes coverage of specific populations (pediatric, pregnancy, geriatric) • Navigate 2 Premier Access

Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning

Author: Jacqueline Rhoads,Sandra Wiggins Petersen

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449691404

Category: Medical

Page: 504

View: 2330

Many texts address the physical examination component of health assessment, but do not cover the diagnostic reasoning process that a health care provider must go through when assessing an actual case. In the Second Edition of Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, authors Rhoads and Petersen do just that. By including each step of health assessment, they demonstrate the links between health history and physical examination, and offer the healthcare provider with the essential data needed to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan. Furthermore, the content in Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Second Edition is accessible and presented in a way that is easy to follow and retain. Key Features & Benefits • Three introductory chapters cover general strategies for health history taking, physical examination, and documentation, and the remaining chapters cover clinical aspects of assessment, and focus on various systemic disorders (e.g., gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal). • Aspects of the health history are presented in two columns. The first column gives the type of information that the provider should obtain, and the second column provides specific questions or information to note and gives examples of what conditions the findings may indicate. • Aspects of the physical examination are presented in two columns. The first column gives the action, and the second column lists normal and abnormal findings, and possible diagnoses associated with those findings. • Every clinical chapter contains a “Differential Diagnosis of Common Disorders” table. This table summarizes significant findings in the history and physical exam and gives pertinent diagnostic tests for common disorders. • Every clinical chapter also includes “Assessment of Special Populations.” This section highlights important information on assessing pregnant, neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric patients. • Case studies are integrated into each chapter. These case studies recount a patient’s history and provide sample documentation of the history and physical examination. The sample documentation familiarizes students with proper and complete documentation and use of forms, and is complete with a final assessment finding or diagnosis.

Mosby's Pocketbook of Mental Health

Author: Eimear Muir-Cochrane,Patricia Barkway,Debra Nizette

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729582248

Category: Medical

Page: 218

View: 5820

Perfect For: - Nursing Students - Health Care Professionals - Social Service Professionals Mosby’s Pocketbook of Mental Health 2nd Edition, written by leading professional nurses and academics, Professor Eimear Muir-Cochrane, Patricia Barkway and Debra Nizette, is a convenient reference guide for nursing students and health professionals required to respond to individuals in crisis. This user-friendly pocket guide from Muir-Cochrane, Barkway and Nizette delivers practical strategies and skills for nursing students and professionals, general practitioners, paramedics, police and allied health workers to implement. With a focus on social inclusion, recovery, culture and the promotion of consumer rights, this mental health textbook plays a pivotal guide for holistic modern health care practices. Benefit from the updated content of Mosby’s Pocketbook of Mental Health 2nd Edition, which features a new opening chapter, the latest research and evidence (including the recently released National Practice Standards), tips for a successful clinical placement and guidance on psychiatric medications. Muir-Cochrane, Barkway and Nizette have delivered an exemplary mental health textbook that provides students and professional nurses with helpful "dos and don’ts" and "what to do" in commonly encountered medical circumstances. • Written specifically for Australian and New Zealand contexts. • Hands-on and inclusive strategies enable readers to develop practical skills. • Convenient size and user-friendly layout that offers readers immediate access to information.