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Nurse's Handbook of Health Assessment,9781451142822
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Nurse's Handbook of Health Assessment



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Renowned for its holistic perspective and step-by-step approach, this pocket-size text takes you through every stage of the nursing assessment for adults and special populations. The book’s “see” and “do” guidance provides all that you need to perform a range of common assessment procedures with confidence.

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  • Renowned three-column format showing assessment techniques, normal findings, and abnormal findings side by side to enhance comprehension.
  • Step-by-step guidance clearly demonstrating the “what,” “why,” and “how” of each phase of the assessment process.
  • The latest NANDA nursing diagnoses and updated teaching tips helping you promote patient self-care.
  • Pediatric, geriatric, and cultural considerations for each body system showing important variations for these special populations.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Nursing Data Collection, Documentation, and Analysis Chapter 1 Obtaining a Nursing Health History Chapter 2 Collecting Objective and Subjective Data Chapter 3 Performing Physical Assessment Skills   Unit 2: Integrative Holistic Nursing Assessment Chapter 4 Assessing Psychosocial, Cognitive, and Moral Development Chapter 5 Assessing Mental Status and Substance Abuse Chapter 6 Assessing General Status and Vital Signs Chapter 7 Assessing Pain: The 5th Vital Sign Chapter 8 Assessing for Violence Chapter 9 Assessing Nutritional Status   Unit 3: Nursing Assessment of Physical Systems Chapter 10 Assessing Skin, Hair, and Nails Chapter 11 Assessing Head and Neck Chapter 12 Assessing Eyes Chapter 13 Assessing Ears Chapter 14 Assessing Mouth, Throat, Nose, and Sinuses Chapter 15 Assessing Thorax and Lungs Chapter 16 Assessing Breasts and Lymphatic System Chapter 17 Assessing Heart and Neck Vessels Chapter 18 Assessing Peripheral Vascular System Chapter 19 Assessing Abdomen         Chapter 20 Assessing Musculoskeletal System Chapter 21 Assessing Neurological System Chapter 22 Assessing Male Genitalia and Rectum Chapter 23 Assessing Female Genitalia and Rectum   Unit 4: Nursing Assessment of Special Groups Chapter 24 Assessing Childbearing Women Chapter 25 Assessing Newborns and Infants Chapter 26 Assessing Older Adults   Appendices 1: Nursing Assessment Form Based on Functional Health Patterns 2: Physical Assessment Guide: Pulling It All Together 3: Sample Adult Nursing Health History and Physical Assessment 4: Assessment of Family Functional Health Patterns 5: Developmental Information – Age 1 Month to 18 Years 6: Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule 7: Recommended Adult Immunization Schedules 8: Height – Weight- Head Circumference Charts for Children 9: Nursing Diagnoses (Wellness, Risk, and Actual) Grouped According to Functional Health Patterns 10: Collaborative Problems 11: Spanish Translation for Nursing Health History and Physical Examination   References and Bibliography

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