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Clinical Companion for Estes' Health Assessment and Physical Examination, 4th,9781435427587
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Clinical Companion for Estes' Health Assessment and Physical Examination, 4th



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The Clinical Companion to Accompany Health Assessment Physical Examination, Fourth Edition, is your pocket-sized reference partner for head-to-toe health assessment. Designed to be used in the clinical setting, this must-have resource reviews anatomy and physiology for every body system. All assessment techniques follow a uniform IPPA format (inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation) as well as the unique ENAP format (examination, normal findings, abnormal findings, pathophysiology).

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Laying the Foundationp. 1
Critical Thinking and the Nursing Processp. 2
The Patient Interviewp. 5
The Complete Health History Including Documentationp. 13
Special Assessmentsp. 27
Developmental Assessmentp. 28
Cultural Assessmentp. 43
Spiritual Assessmentp. 48
Nutritional Assessmentp. 50
Physical Examinationp. 67
Physical Assessment Techniquesp. 68
General Survey, Vital Signs, and Painp. 81
Skin, Hair, and Nailsp. 96
Head, Neck, and Regional Lymphaticsp. 112
Eyesp. 124
Ears, Nose, Mouth, and Throatp. 140
Breasts and Regional Nodesp. 157
Thorax and Lungsp. 175
Heart and Peripheral Vasculaturep. 202
Abdomenp. 222
Musculoskeletal Systemp. 240
Mental Status and Neurological Techniquesp. 261
Female Genitaliap. 290
Male Genitaliap. 309
Anus, Rectum, and Prostatep. 322
Special Populationsp. 331
The Pregnant Patientp. 332
The Pediatric Patientp. 347
The Elderly Patientp. 374
Putting It All Togetherp. 389
The Complete Health History and Physical Examinationp. 390
Appendix: Abbreviations and Symbolsp. 398
Indexp. 403
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