Physical Assessment for Nurses

Author: Carol Cox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405181613

Category: Medical

Page: 418

View: 5851

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.

Physical Assessment for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

Author: Carol L. Cox

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1119108977

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 1107

Physical Assessment for Health Care Professionals offers a practical and comprehensive guide to best clinical practice when taking patient history and physical examination. This accessible text is structured in accordance with the competencies for advanced practice in assessment, diagnosis and treatment as published by the RCN. Following a systematic, systems-based approach to patient assessment, it includes a summary of the key clinical skills needed to develop and improve clinical examination in order to confidently assess, diagnose, plan and provide outstanding care. In this revised edition, colour photographs and case studies have been included to assist health care practitioners in their assessment of the patient. This important guide: Includes a highly visual colour presentation with photographs and illustrations. Features a wide range of key learning points to help guide practice. Offers illustrative examples, applications to practice and case studies. Is available in a range of digital formats – perfect for ‘on the go’ study and reference. Written for health care students, newly qualified and advanced nurse practitioners, and those in the allied health professions, Physical Assessment for Health Care Professionals is the essential guide for developing the skills needed to accurately access patient history and physical examination.

Assessment

A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781582553191

Category: Medical

Page: 438

View: 4841

This unique 2-in-1 reference presents vital information on history taking, physical examination, and interpretation of findings in two practical, helpful ways on every page. The wide inner column contains detailed narrative text; the narrow outer column contains brief bulleted summaries of the same information. This format enables nurses to quickly scan the bulleted points and jump to more detail as needed without turning the page. In addition to full assessment guidance for every body system, this essential reference covers mental health assessment and nutritional assessment. Two 8-page full-color inserts bring to life assessment techniques and landmarks. Icons highlight specific techniques; lifespan, gender, and racial differences in findings; and abnormal findings.

Nurses' Handbook of Health Assessment

Author: Janet R. Weber

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781795761

Category: Medical

Page: 790

View: 1220

Renowned for its holistic perspective and "see and do" approach, this full-color, pocket-sized handbook offers step-by-step guidance on every phase of the nursing assessment—for adults, children, and special populations. The focus is on what nurses need to know to assess clients: the health history, physical examination, normal and abnormal findings, nursing interventions, and nursing diagnoses. This edition presents a complete update of all content and references, and contains new chapters on mental status and assessing frail, elderly clients.

Health & Physical Assessment in Nursing

Author: Donita T D'Amico,Colleen Barbarito

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133989658

Category: Medical

Page: 1048

View: 8271

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 Procedures For Advanced Nurses and Independent Prescribers

Evidence and Rationale

Author: Zoe Rawles,Beth Griffiths,Trudy Alexander

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444113232

Category: Medical

Page: 144

View: 3845

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.

Applications Manual for Health & Physical Assessment in Nursing

Author: Donita D'Amico,Colleen Barbarito

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780134070261

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 8780

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.

Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment

Author: Helen Forbes,Elizabeth Watt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729582345

Category: Medical

Page: 860

View: 682

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.

Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment - E-Book

Author: Helen Forbes,Elizabeth Watt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579735

Category: Medical

Page: 2901

View: 5344

An adaptation of this popular nursing resource specific to the Australian and New Zealand market. This local edition of Physical Examination and Health Assessment by Carolyn Jarvis has been fully revised for undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students and practicing nurses and in Australia and New Zealand. This expertly-written nursing text contextualises specific health assessment skills, highlighting the importance and relevance of given topics to nursing practice. Packed with case studies, photos, summary checkboxes and developmental considerations, Jarvis’s Physical Examination and Health Assessment ANZ edition by Helen Forbes and Elizabeth Watt builds on the easy-to use format and style of the popular US publication. This Australia and New Zealand edition, however, features terminology, measurements, spelling, best practice recommendations and cultural considerations particular to a local market. An essential and now even more relevant nursing textbook, Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment is structured to enhance learning for undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students as well as clinicians. Companion publications to Jarvis’s Physical Examination & Health Assessment ANZ edition: - Jarvis’s Physical Examination & Health Assessment Online ANZ edition – an interactive set of self-paced online learning modules complemented by over images, audio and videos - 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 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 Case Studies Cultural considerations specific to Australia and New Zealand New chapters on assessment of urinary and bowel function Follows the easy-to-use format with assessment chapters ordered by Structure and Function Subjective data Objective data Documentation and Critical Thinking Abnormal Findings and Abnormal Findings for advanced practice where relevant

Physical Examination and Health Assessment –

Author: Carolyn Jarvis

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323394558

Category: Medical

Page: 896

View: 3241

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.

Clinical Pocket Guide for Health & Physical Assessment in Nursing

Author: Donita T D'Amico,Colleen Barbarito

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 013410272X

Category: Education

Page: 345

View: 3614

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. 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

Health Assessment

Author: Anna T. Crouch,Clency Meurier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118305957

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 4140

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

Health and Physical Assessment in Nursing

Author: Cynthia Fenske,Katherine Dolan Watkins,Donita D'Amico,Tina Saunders,Colleen Barbarito

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134868172

Category:

Page: 824

View: 6695

For courses covering health assessment. All the health assessment skills students need to think like a nurse Health & Physical Assessment in Nursing helps nursing students master the art, science, and skills of health and physical assessment for the RN. Taking a holistic approach, the text focuses on assessing the whole person and on recognizing the diversity of patients and care settings. It imparts evidence-based knowledge and step-by-step skills alongside discussions of health, wellness, communication, and culture. The 4th edition adds three new chapters that cover the assessment of pediatric and older patients and that prepare students to document both subjective and objective findings. Also available with MyLab Nursing By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. MyLab Nursing helps students master key concepts, prepare for success on the NCLEX-RN(R) exam, and develop clinical reasoning skills. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Nursing does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab Nursing, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab Nursing, search for: 0134875443 / 9780134875446 Health & Physical Assessment In Nursing Plus MyLab Nursing with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 4e Package consists of: 013486817X / 9780134868172 Health & Physical Assessment In Nursing, 4e 0134874358 / 9780134874357 MyLab Nursing with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Health and Physical Assessment in Nursing, 4e

Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

Author: Kate Curtis,Clair Ramsden

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579824

Category: Medical

Page: 1494

View: 4545

Emergency and Trauma Care is written for Australian emergency care providers including paramedics, emergency nurses, pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are caring for trauma patients. This book follows the patient journey from pre-hospital to definitive care. Using a body systems approach, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies. Implications for clinical practice is supported by chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal, ethical and cultural issues. Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and not so common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both Paramedics and Nurses. Emergency and Trauma Care brings together a team of highly respected clinical practitioners and academics to deliver the most up-to-date text dealing with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers every day. Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment Case studies supported by questions throughout Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research. Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)

Every Nurse's Guide to Physical Assessment

A Primary Care Focus

Author: Billie J. Klaus,Peggy Raish

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nursing

Page: 715

View: 6627

This handy quick reference for nurses outlines the standard procedures for taking patients' history and making physical assessments and inspections, then applies these procedures to the body systems. It supplies an in-depth approach to the examination of the specific body systems as well as an introductory history to each system and a patient-family education checklist. Chapters cover individual systems, and each chapter includes discussion of related pediatric, adult, and geriatric problems and special red flag section that highlights important information. Small and pocket-sized, the book is well- illustrated and thoroughly indexed.

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: 8195

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.

Health Assessment in Nursing

Author: Janet Weber,Jane Kelley

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781781604

Category: Medical

Page: 881

View: 3939

Now in its Fourth Edition, Health Assessment in Nursing is a colorful, user-friendly introductory level health assessment text for RN-level students. Targeted to ADN and BSN programs, this text presumes no prior knowledge of health assessment and is part of a suite that includes Lab Manual to Accompany Health Assessment in Nursing, Nurses' Handbook of Health Assessment, and Weber & Kelley's Interactive Nursing Assessment. For this edition, the COLDSPA mnemonic, which guides students through investigation of symptoms, has been revised to show specific applications to content in each chapter. A sample application of COLDSPA is presented at the beginning of each chapter's Nursing History section, and another accompanies each case study. The Frail Elderly chapter has been streamlined, with a stronger focus on the normal variations associated with assessment of elderly clients. Includes DVD-ROM.

Health Assessment and Physical Examination

Author: Mary Ellen Zator Estes

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133610935

Category: Medical

Page: 1152

View: 4849

Gain confidence and competence with HEALTH ASSESSMENT & PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, fifth edition! Promoting healthy outcomes in patients begins with thorough and knowledgeable assessment, a key nursing responsibility. As you develop and refine your examination skills, you will learn to view the patient from a holistic perspective of not only physical well-being, but social, spiritual, emotional, and psychological health as well. With HEALTH ASSESSMENT & PHYSICAL EXAMINATION fifth edition you will gain the confidence and technical skills required of a competent and well-trained professional. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.