Health Assessment in Nursing

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/4/2013
  • Publisher: LWW

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Innovative, systematic, and easy to understand, Health Assessment in Nursing has already helped thousands of RN-level students develop the comprehensive knowledge base and expert nursing assessment skills necessary for accurate collection of client data. 

In this revised Fifth Edition, the authors provide in-depth, accurate information, a compelling Continuing Case Study that covers every step in the assessment process, a focus on diversity and health assessment through the lifespan, a striking photo and illustration program that includes photos of practicing registered nurses and nurse practitioners performing assessments, dynamic online video clips and animations, and much more. 

Using this book you’ll have everything at your fingertips to master the knowledge and assessment skills you’ll need in your nursing career. 

  • Master the “how-to’s” of conducting a nursing assessment through the real world Continuing Case Study in every chapter that introduces a client with a health concern, guides you through investigation of symptoms using the COLDSPA mnemonic, and demonstrates a physical assessment, proper documentation techniques, diagnostic reasoning, and appropriate nursing conclusions.
  • Access an easy-to-understand tool for data collection with the Collecting Subjective Data: Nursing Health History table, which presents Information in two columns: Questions that you will ask the client and Rationales explaining why the questions are important. 
  • Master every aspect of the physical examination through the Collecting Objective Data: Physical Examination table, which illustrates physical examination procedures in a step-by-step fashion across three columns: Assessment Procedure (which explains and illustrates exactly how to perform specific aspects of the examination), Normal Findings, and Abnormal Findings.
  • Identify important distinctions  through hundreds of photos exhibited in the Abnormal Findings displays.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Nursing Data Collection, Documentation, and Analysis Chapter 1 Nurse\u2019s Role in Health Assessment: Collecting and Analyzing Data Chapter 2 Collecting Subjective Data: The Interview and Health History Chapter 3 Collecting Objective Data: The Physical Examination Chapter 4 Validating and Documenting Data Chapter 5 Thinking Critically to Analyze Data and Make Informed Nursing Judgments   Unit 2: Integrative Holistic Nursing Assessment Chapter 6 Assessing Mental Status and Substance Abuse Chapter 7  Assessing Psychosocial, Cognitive, and Moral Development Chapter 8 Assessing General Status and Vital Signs Chapter 9 Assessing Pain: The 5th Vital Sign Chapter 10 Assessing for Violence Chapter 11 Assessing Culture Chapter 12 Assessing Spirituality and Religious Practices Chapter 13  Assessing Nutritional Status   Unit 3: Nursing Assessment of Physical Systems Chapter 14 Assessing Skin, Hair, and Nails Chapter 15 Assessing Head and Neck Chapter 16 Assessing Eyes Chapter 17 Assessing Ears Chapter 18 Assessing Mouth, Throat, Nose, and Sinuses Chapter 19 Assessing Thorax and Lungs Chapter 20 Assessing Breasts and Lymphatic System Chapter 21 Assessing Heart and Neck Vessels Chapter 22 Assessing Peripheral Vascular System Chapter 23 Assessing Abdomen Chapter 24 Assessing Musculoskeletal System Chapter 25 Assessing Neurological System Chapter 26 Assessing Male Genitalia and Rectum Chapter 27 Assessing Female Genitalia and Rectum Chapter 28 Pulling It All Together: Integrated Head-to-Toe Assessment   Unit 4: Nursing Assessment of Special Groups Chapter 29 Assessing Childbearing Women Chapter 30 Assessing Newborns and Infants Chapter 31 Assessing Children and Adolescents Chapter 32 Assessing the Elderly Chapter 33 Assessing Families Chapter 34 Assessing Communities   Appendices Appendices A: Nursing History Checklist B: Physical Assessment Checklist C: NANDA Approved Nursing Diagnoses D: Selected Collaborative Problems E: Canada\u2019s Food Guide  

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Nursing must have November 1, 2014
Probably just as useful after the class as during the class as a reference book.
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