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Health Assessment Made Incredibly Visual! Second Edition helps nurses master patient assessment by combining images and clear, concise text to graphically demonstrate how to perform each assessment technique. Hundreds of detailed and colorful photographs, diagrams, charts, and other visual aids guide nurses through each step of performing a head-to-toe physical examination and identifying normal and abnormal findings. The visual presentation is a particular benefit for such concepts as patient positioning, hand placement during examination, stethoscope placement during auscultation, and more.
This thoroughly updated edition has a new pregnancy chapter that focuses on prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum assessment. Other highlights include cultural assessment information that meets the Joint Commission requirements.
The text offers a body-system, head-to-toe format that provides a review of relevant anatomy and physiology in each section and takes the reader through each step of performing a thorough physical examination and identifying normal and abnormal findings. It has hundreds of detailed color photographs, diagrams, charts, and other visual presentations foster an understanding of complex information