Physical Assessment for Nurses

Author: Carol Cox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405181613

Category: Medical

Page: 418

View: 798

The fully updated second edition of this book continues to take a systematic approach to comprehensive patient assessment. The text explores best practice in history taking and summarises the key clinical skills needed to develop and improve physical examination skills and to competently assess, diagnose, plan and provide care. Pocket book style for use during your course and for easy reference in a clinical setting Easy to follow page layout with key points marked with bullet points and additional information on the right of the page Based on Turner and Blackwood?s well-established Lecture Notes on Clinical Skills New to this edition Fully updated throughout and includes three new chapters on examination of the male genitalia, examination of the female reproductive system and ophthalmic examination Now in full colour throughout Suitable for newly qualified Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Masters and Undergraduate students on Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Nurse Practitioner courses.

Health & Physical Assessment in Nursing

Author: Donita D'Amico,Colleen Barbarito

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133876406

Category: Medical

Page: 944

View: 3492

For beginning-level courses in baccalaureate and associate degree nursing programs that cover health assessment or physical assessment, such as Fundamentals of Nursing Practice and Introduction to Concepts of Nursing Practice. This text is also suitable to supplement courses in Medical-Surgical Nursing. Cover the key health and physical assessment skills that students need to think like nurses Health & Physical Assessment In Nursing helps nursing students master the art and skills of health and physical assessment that new nurses needs in order to care for diverse clients in virtually any setting. It systematically prepares students for success: readers first learn each technique; then demonstrate their skills; and finally, practice and test their knowledge. Assessment is presented holistically so that the latest principles of health promotion and client education are integrated alongside crucial concepts related to wellness, communication, and culture. The authors bring the material to life with hundreds of outstanding images, as well as engaging case studies and activities that help readers visualize the nursing process. Also available with MyNursingLab® This title is also available with MyNursingLab--an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to engage students in the Fundamentals of Nursing course and improve results. Its guided learning path is proven to help students think like a nurse as they move beyond memorization to true understanding through application. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyNursingLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyNursingLab search for ISBN-10: 013416296X/ISBN-13: 9780134162966. That package includes ISBN-10: 0133876403 /ISBN-13: 9780133876406 and ISBN-10: 0134160754 /ISBN-13: 9780134160757. MyNursingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

Physical Examination and Health Assessment

Author: Carolyn Jarvis

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781455728107

Category: Medical

Page: 896

View: 4782

With an easy-to-read approach and unmatched learning resources, Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 7th Edition offers a clear, logical, and holistic approach to physical exams across the lifespan. A total of 1,200 illustrations, checklists of key exam steps, and practical insights ensure that you learn all the physical exam skills you need to know. Written by Carolyn Jarvis, an experienced educator and clinician, this gold standard in physical examination reflects what is going on in nursing today with coverage of emerging trends and the latest on evidence-based practice. It's easy to see why this text is, far and away, #1 in this field! A clear, logical, and streamlined approach simplifies content and helps you learn to perform the complete health assessment: The conversational, easy-to-understand writing style makes learning easier. A two-column format distinguishes normal findings from abnormal findings, and uses step-by-step photos to clarify examination techniques and expected findings. 1,200 full-color illustrations present anatomy and physiology, examination techniques, and abnormal findings. Abnormal findings tables include more than 300 pathophysiology photos to help in recognizing, sorting, and describing abnormalities. Comprehensive coverage reflects the realities of today's nursing practice: NEW content on the Electronic Health Record, charting, and narrative recording provides examples of how to document assessment findings. 150 NEW normal and abnormal examination photos for the nose, mouth, throat, thorax, and pediatric assessment show findings that are unexpected or that require referral for follow-up care, with cultural diversity and developmental variations. UPDATED evidence-based practice content is highlighted and reflects a focus on conducting the most effective, accurate examinations. UPDATED case studies provide opportunities to apply your knowledge and develop your analytical skills. Checklists for use in RN-to-BSN completion programs provide a refresher for seasoned nurses returning to the classroom. A holistic approach to assessment accommodates the diverse types of patients that you will encounter in the real world: Documentation and Critical Thinking sections provide real-world clinical examples of specific patients and how to record assessment findings in the patient's chart, using the SOAP format. Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle boxes enable patient teaching and health promotion while performing the health assessment, and now address the key concept of prevention. Developmental Competence sections provide age-specific assessment techniques for infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, and older adults. Culture and Genetics sections include biocultural and transcultural information on an increasingly diverse patient population. Spanish-language translations highlight important phrases for improved data gathering and communication during the physical examination with Spanish-speaking patients. NEW evidence-based guidelines reflect a focus on conducting the most effective, qualitative exams. NEW Substance Use Assessment chapter addresses this increasingly critical aspect of holistic patient assessments. 100 new photos of step-by-step examination techniques include all-new exam panoramas for key systems. 100 new abnormal findings photos provide instant visual cues for findings that are unexpected or that require referral for follow-up care. Expanded chapter on assessment of the hospitalized adult provides a focused assessment of the patient in the hospital setting. New content on obesity provides current information on this growing health problem.

Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment

Author: Helen Forbes,Elizabeth Watt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729582345

Category: Medical

Page: 860

View: 683

The second edition of the leading Australian text Jarvis’s Physical Examination and Health Assessment has been carefully revised and updated to reflect current skills critical to the practice of registered nurses in an Australian and New Zealand context. Jarvis’s Physical Examination and Health Assessment incorporates the most up-to-date research data, clinical practice, policies and procedures. Authors Helen Forbes and Elizabeth Watt skillfully embed prominent nursing concepts throughout including; patient-centered care, cultural and social considerations, health promotion and disease prevention, as well as the individual across the lifespan. Jarvis’s Physical Examination and Health Assessment is the ideal tool for undergraduate nursing students, registered nurses and experienced practitioners wishing to develop and refine their health assessment skills. Comprehensively addresses approaches to the context of health assessment in nursing, key functional areas of health assessment and assessment tools and techniques Spelling, terminology, measurements, cultural and social considerations, clinical procedures and best practice updated to reflect the most recent Australian and New Zealand guidelines and protocols Summary checklists for all nursing and health professional examination techniques Part of a comprehensive and revised learning package including Pocket Companion Jarvis’s Physical Examination & Health Assessment 2e and Student Laboratory Manual Jarvis’s Physical Examination & Health Assessment 2e Revised Table of Contents - increased focus on relevance of the health assessment areas to the functional status of the person Common laboratory studies (including normal values) added to objective data tables where relevant New chapter on focused assessment integrating clinical decision-making and clinical reasoning New chapter on substance abuse assessment New chapter on the complete health assessment - outlines the application of various frameworks for health assessment (head to toe, body systems, functional) Clearly identified health assessment skills for beginning and advanced nursing practice Revised online learning and teaching resources available on evolve Revised clinical case studies which illustrate documentation and critical thinking related to the chapter focus.

Physical Assessment of the Newborn

A Comprehensive Approach to the Art of Physical Examination, Fifth Edition

Author: Ellen P. Tappero, DNP, RN, NNP-BC,Mary Ellen Honeyfield, DNP, RN, NNP-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826121934

Category: Medical

Page: 302

View: 4761

Physical Assessment of the Newborn, 5th Edition, is a comprehensive text with a wealth of detailed information on the assessment of the newborn. This valuable and essential resource illustrates the principles and skills needed to gather assessment data systematically and accurately, and also provides a knowledge base for interpretation of this data. Coverage addresses: gestational assessment, neurologic assessment, neonatal history, assessment of the dysmorphic infant, and systemic evaluation of individual body systems, as well as key information on behavioral and pain assessment, including the use of specific tools with various groups ranging from term to extremely preterm infants. Numerous tables, figures, illustrations, and photos, many of them in full color, are a major strength that enhances the book’s usefulness as a clinical resource. The text is an excellent teaching tool and resource for anyone who performs newborn examinations including nurses, neonatal and pediatric nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, physicians and therapists. It can also serve as a core text for any program preparing individuals for advanced practice roles in neonatal care. KEY FEATURES: An authoritative and renowned text that comprehensively addresses all key aspects of newborn assessment Provides a well-ordered evaluation of individual body systems. Assists the practitioner in identifying infant state, behavioral clues, and signs of pain, facilitating individualized care. Comprehensively addresses the tremendous range of variation among newborns of different gestational ages. The content is amplified by numerous photos and illustrations, many in full color Includes Power Point slides and an Image Bank

Health Assessment in Nursing

Author: Janet R. Weber,Jane H. Kelley

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1469832224

Category: Medical

Page: 912

View: 3523

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.

Clinical Assessment for Nurses

Author: Chris Mulryan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526422549

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 1795

This book - which is structured to cover each of the human body's systems in turn - will equip you with all the physical examination skills you need to competently and confidently assess, diagnose, develop a differential diagnosis list and plan initial care. Assuming no prior medical education, but encouraging you to think scientifically and analytically in your approach to patients' presenting symptoms, Chris Mulryan takes you step-by-step through the examination of each body system, illustrating clearly and accessibly a practical model of assessment. To help strengthen your skills and knowledge base further, each chapter also includes: - an overview of key symptoms, with a red and yellow flag system to highlight those that require specific and often immediate attention; - case examples of the most-commonly occurring patient presentations; - multiple choice and OSCE questions and answers, along with clear learning objectives and outcomes, so that you can audit your developing examination and assessment skills.

Health Assessment for Nursing Practice

Author: Susan F. Wilson,Jean Foret Giddens

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323294170

Category: Medical

Page: 635

View: 5212

Using a nursing-oriented, holistic approach, this straightforward text provides you with a visual presentation to conducting physical examinations. This textbook clearly delineates the routine exam techniques from those exams for special circumstances or advanced practice. UNIQUE! Routine exams and exams for advanced practice are identified with a special icon to help you quickly and easily determine essential assessment content. Body system chapters are subdivided into clearly delineated sections to allow easy navigation among these consistent sections within the chapters. UNIQUE! End-of-chapter Documentation Samples demonstrate how to document client data and provide a practice context for client charting. UNIQUE! Special feature boxes outline common, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about health assessment and provide corresponding answers. Ethnic and Cultural Variations boxes present differences to anticipate among today’s multicultural client population and show how to vary the exam for varied populations. Separate sections for special circumstances or special needs show how to vary the exam for clients with special needs. Feature boxes outline Healthy People 2010 objectives to provide you thorough discussions of recommendations for health promotion and reducing risk. Interactive Activity Lists at the end of each chapter outline corresponding exercises, checklists, and lab forms that can be found on the companion CD-ROM. Case Studies with Clinical Reasoning Questions are provided at the end of each chapter to test your application of textbook material. NCLEX® exam-style review questions are included at the end of each chapter. PDA-Downloadable Exam Techniques are included on the Evolve companion website to allow you to easily access important summary exam information. UNIQUE! The 30 Core Assessment Skills identified by research as most commonly performed by nurses are now highlighted with a unique icon. UNIQUE! The companion CD-ROM now provides the Core Assessment Skills Checklists as quick step-by-step summaries for each of the 30 Core Assessment Skills. Two new chapters pull all of the essential exam and assessment content together into cohesive chapters for the infant and child and the older adult. UNIQUE! Clinical Reasoning Exemplars walk you through the thinking process of how an experienced nurse makes decisions. UNIQUE! Concept boxes feature eight concepts in the context of health assessment including pain, sleep, oxygenation, perfusion, tissue integrity, motion, sensory, and intracranial regulation.

Physical Assessment Check-Off Notes

Author: Brenda Walters Holloway

Publisher: F A Davis Company

ISBN: 9780803629653

Category: Medical

Page: 190

View: 5024

A DAVIS'S NOTES BOOK! Reduce your anxieties and build the knowledge base and experience youneed to pass the check-off exam. Based upon actual "check-off" formsthat faculty commonly use for grading, this unique, pocket-sized guidegives you instant access to the information necessary for conducting anddocumenting a routine adult well-patient physical assessment.Full-color illustrations detail every assessment technique.

Health & Physical Assessment

Author: Mary Ann Hogan (MSN.),Mary Jean Ricci

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131720527

Category: Medical

Page: 319

View: 4390

Essential for course review and NCLEX review, this resource is a complete, concentrated outline of Nursing Assessment. Each chapter contains objectives, pre- and post-tests with rationales, vocabulary review, practice to pass exercises, critical thinking case studies, as well as NCLEX alerts. Prentice Hall's Nursing Reviews & Rationales Series includes a bonus NCLEX-RN® Test Prep Companion Websit, to provide additional review. Content includes all of the "need-to-know" information covering all of the components of making a nursing assessment including: nursing history, psychological and social examination, physical examination, and the documentation of the assessment, and much more!

Potter & Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing - Australian Version

Author: Jackie Crisp,Catherine Taylor

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729578623

Category: Medical

Page: 5742

View: 2244

Please note that this eBook does not include the DVD accompaniment. If you would like to have access to the DVD content, please purchase the print copy of this title. Now in its 3rd edition, Potter & Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing continues to be the definitive text for nursing students in our region. The new edition builds on the strengths of the highly successful previous editions with greater authorship, increased local research, evidence and concepts particular to the health care systems of Australia and New Zealand. Fully revised and updated by leading Australian and New Zealand nurse educators. It presents essential nursing skills in a clear format consistent with Australian and New Zealand practice, placing greater emphasis on critical thinking skill explanations, revised procedural recommendations, infection control considerations and updated medications information. Health Care Delivery System (Chapter 2) – now includes New Zealand content and walks the student through the evolution of health care delivery systems in our region. Engaging in Clinical Inquiry and Practice Development (Chapter 5) written by Jackie Crisp and Professor Brendan McCormack provides a contemporary perspective on the processes underpinning nursing knowledge development, utilisation and their role in the ongoing advancement of nursing practice. Managing Client Care (Chapter 20) is an exciting newly revised chapter that engages the student in exploring nursing issues in managing client care within the context of contemporary health care systems. New Chapter on Caring for the Cancer Survivor New Zealand Supplement Legal Implications of Nursing Practice Now includes evolve e-books Now students can search across Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing 3E electronically via a fully searchable online version. Students can take notes, highlight material and more. The e-book is included with this edition at no extra cost. New Resources for Students and Instructors on Evolve: Nursing Skills Online for Fundamentals of Nursing provides students with 17 interactive modules which expand on textbook concepts, through the use of media rich animations. It encourages decision-making and critical-thinking skills through case-based and problem-oriented lessons. Nursing Skills Online for Fundamentals of Nursing may be purchased separately as a User guide & Access code (ISBN: 9780729539388) Online Study guide for students is an ideal supplement with Skills Performance Check lists designed to challenge students’ abilities. Clinical knowledge can be further tested through additional short answer and review questions.

Physical Examination Procedures For Advanced Nurses and Independent Prescribers

Evidence and Rationale

Author: Zoe Rawles,Beth Griffiths,Trudy Alexander

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340967587

Category: Medical

Page: 144

View: 4490

A practical overview of the skills and rationale for physical examination, Physical Examination Procedures for Advanced Nurses and Independent Prescribers: Evidence and Rationale is a useful reference for student practitioners in nursing and other non-medical prescribers and is an essential revision aid for preparation for clinical exams. Backed up with evidence and clinical guidelines, the book is a quick reference guide to the procedures and skills needed to perform physical examination of adults—enabling readers to understand and justify the way they perform each physical examination. A step-by-step checklist for each body system is presented alongside a rationale to reinforce learning. This material is followed by case studies that put the information in context. Further discussion gives readers confidence in explaining the way they perform each physical examination. This book is an essential guide for students in specialist and advanced nurse practitioner courses, paramedics, and supplementary and independent prescribers, including nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, and radiographers.

Essential Health Assessment

Author: Janice M Thompson

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803669879

Category: Medical

Page: 686

View: 6641

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.

Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care

Author: Joyce E. Dains,Linda Ciofu Baumann,Pamela Scheibel

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323277284

Category: Medical

Page: 528

View: 1345

Take the ‘next step’ in health assessment! Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care, 5th Edition goes beyond basic history and physical examination to help you master the diagnostic reasoning process. You’ll develop this key skill by following assessment guidelines that focus on a specific complaint rather than beginning with a previously established diagnosis or disease entity. Written by advanced practice nursing experts Joyce Dains, Linda Baumann, and Pamela Scheibel, this edition includes new chapters on evidence-based preventive health screening and on heartburn and indigestion, along with a new full-color design. Master the differential diagnosis process outlined in this book, and you’ll be able to accurately diagnose the majority of patients seen in today’s primary care settings. A clear, consistent diagnostic reasoning process takes you to the next step of health assessment — beyond basic history and physical examination to diagnostic reasoning. Diagnostic Reasoning: Focused History sections use ‘self-questions’ to walk you through the thinking process involved in obtaining a pertinent, relevant, problem-specific history that will assist in differential diagnosis. Diagnostic Reasoning: Focused Physical Examination sections explain how to perform more advanced diagnostic techniques and interpret the findings. Key Questions guide you through assessment and toward an accurate diagnosis by listing questions to ask the patient, followed by explanations of what the patient's responses might signify. Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies sections outline the types of studies that might be appropriate based on the focused history and focused physical examination. Differential Diagnosis sections offer the most common diagnoses for each patient problem and summarize the history and physical examination findings, along with recommended laboratory and diagnostic studies. Differential Diagnosis tables provide a quick-reference summary of possible diagnoses for each patient problem. Evidence-Based Practice boxes — more than 30 are NEW — summarize the scientific evidence related to the diagnosis of patient problems. Alphabetical Table of Contents provides a convenient listing of common health problems. NEW Evidence-Based Preventive Health Screening chapter helps you screen for common asymptomatic conditions and promote wellness. NEW Heartburn and Indigestion chapter addresses this common condition and includes important differential diagnoses such as myocardial infarction and cancer of the esophagus. NEW! Separate chapters on limb pain divide the topic by lower extremities and upper extremities, offering more focused, easy-to-locate coverage. NEW! Information on screening for abuse and sexual assault helps in identifying patients who might need additional support or intervention. NEW! Updated information on psychiatric/mental health problems reflects the latest changes in practice as well as changes to the DSM. NEW! More than 20 NEW illustrations enhance content and a full-color design makes topics easier to find.

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Author: Susan F Wilson,Jean Foret Giddens

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323083722

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 713

Using a nursing-oriented, holistic approach, this straightforward text provides you with a visual presentation to conducting physical examinations. This textbook clearly delineates the routine exam techniques from those exams for special circumstances or advanced practice.UNIQUE! Routine exams and exams for advanced practice are identified with a special icon to help you quickly and easily determine essential assessment content. Body system chapters are subdivided into clearly delineated sections to allow easy navigation among these consistent sections within the chapters. UNIQUE! End-of-chapter Documentation Samples demonstrate how to document client data and provide a practice context for client charting. UNIQUE! Special feature boxes outline common, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about health assessment and provide corresponding answers. Ethnic and Cultural Variations boxes present differences to anticipate among today s multicultural client population and show how to vary the exam for varied populations. Separate sections for special circumstances or special needs show how to vary the exam for clients with special needs. Feature boxes outline Healthy People 2010 objectives to provide you thorough discussions of recommendations for health promotion and reducing risk. Interactive Activity Lists at the end of each chapter outline corresponding exercises, checklists, and lab forms that can be found on the companion CD-ROM. Case Studies with Clinical Reasoning Questions are provided at the end of each chapter to test your application of textbook material. NCLEX(r) exam-style review questions are included at the end of each chapter. PDA-Downloadable Exam Techniques are included on the Evolve companion website to allow you to easily access important summary exam information. UNIQUE! The 30 Core Assessment Skills identified by research as most commonly performed by nurses are now highlighted with a unique icon.UNIQUE! The companion CD-ROM now provides the Core Assessment Skills Checklists as quick step-by-step summaries for each of the 30 Core Assessment Skills. Two new chapters pull all of the essential exam and assessment content together into cohesive chapters for the infant and child and the older adult. UNIQUE! Clinical Reasoning Exemplars walk you through the thinking process of how an experienced nurse makes decisions. UNIQUE! Concept boxes feature eight concepts in the context of health assessment including pain, sleep, oxygenation, perfusion, tissue integrity, motion, sensory, and intracranial regulation.

Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History-Taking

Author: Lynn Bickley,Peter G. Szilagyi

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1609137620

Category: Medical

Page: 994

View: 1338

With the 11th edition, focus turns back to the student in nurse practitioner, physician's assistant, and medical programs. The text continues be a trusted reference for nursing and medical students as well as practitioners. The art program has been revised to bring greater consistency and currency to the illustrations. Many photographs, particularly those depicting skin conditions, are being replaced with newer photos of higher quality. The well-respected and highly useful layout and organization of the book are retained. Each chapter has been reviewed and revised to keep the text up-to-date. The following features, long admired among dedicated Bates' users are also retained: · Detailed, beautifully depicted Tables of Abnormalities · Extensive Pediatric chapter · Illustrated Anatomy and Physiology review begins each chapter · Important information on Interviewing Techniques and Patient Communication · Outstanding line art program · Two-column format as guide for physical assessment · Useful Clinical tips throughout The ancillary assets are also being updated to redirect the focus toward higher level nursing students and medical students.

Clinical Examination Skills

Author: Philip Jevon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119360730

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 2864

The role and function of the nurse is rapidly changing, and nurses are now required to undertake a comprehensive clinical examination of patients, a responsibility traditionally undertaken by a doctor. Clinical Examination Skills is an accessible, introductory guide to helping nurses fulfil this role, enabling them to understand the core skills and knowledge needed to assess patients competently. This practice-based book will be invaluable to pre-registration nursing students and newly qualified nursing staff, empowering them to meet the challenges of autonomous practice.

Clinical Pocket Guide for Health and Physical Assessment in Nursing

Author: Donita T. D'amico,Colleen Barbarito

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780134000893

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 6500

Clinical Pocket Guide for Health & Physical Assessment in Nursing is a resource that can be used by novice students and professional nurses alike. For students who don't take a separate health assessment course who want to supplement their medical-surgical nursing text, the Clinical Pocket Guide is designed to be used as a health assessment primer; it guides the user through the steps of collecting health assessment data. The focus of this text is comprehensive health assessment, which includes the collection of subjective and objective data. Subjective data encompasses both the patient's health history and the focused interview. The nurse collects objective data during the physical assessment. This is a student supplement associated with: Health & Physical Assessment in Nursing, 3/e Donita D'Amico Colleen Barbarito ISBN: 0133876403

Nurse's Handbook of Health Assessment

Author: Janet R. Weber

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1469831953

Category: Medical

Page: 800

View: 6796

Renowned for its holistic perspective and step-by-step approach, this pocket-size text takes you through every stage of the nursing assessment for adults and special populations. The book’s “see” and “do” guidance provides all that you need to perform a range of common assessment procedures with confidence.