Designed to accompany Jensen's Nursing Health Assessment: A Best Practice Approach, this lab manual contains exercises to help students develop clinical competency and critical thinking skills and prepare for the NCLEX.
Nursing Health Assessment: A Best Practice Approach reflects a progressive and modern view of nursing practice, featuring innovative elements that facilitate understanding of how best to obtain accurate data from patients. It includes thorough and comprehensive examinations for each specific topic, and also presents strategies for adapting questions and techniques when communication is challenging, the patient's responses are unexpected, or the patient's condition changes over time. Unique features assist with application and analysis, enhancing critical thinking skills and better preparing readers for practice.
Each chapter includes a case study that requires critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning to analyze data, document, plan care, and communicate findings. Additional features, ancillary material, and media related to the book build on the in-text cases to reinforce correct elements of subjective and objective data collection and variations necessary for different problems, age groups, and cultures.