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Nurses' Handbook of Health Assessment



Spiral Bound
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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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What version or edition is this?
This is the 6th edition with a publication date of 3/7/2007.
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Renowned for its holistic perspective and "see and do" approach, this full-color, pocket-sized handbook offers step-by-step guidance on every phase of the nursing assessment--for adults, children, and special populations. The focus is on what nurses need to know to assess clients: the health history, physical examination, normal and abnormal findings, nursing interventions, and nursing diagnoses. This edition features new chapters on pain assessment and domestic violence assessment, a new Spanish-to-English terminology appendix, more illustrations of examination techniques, and greater emphasis on deviations from normal findings.

Table of Contents

The nursing health historyp. 1
Components of the nursing health historyp. 15
Physical assessmentp. 37
General physical surveyp. 47
Pain assessment : the fifth vital signp. 65
Nutritional assessmentp. 79
Skin, hair, and nail assessmentp. 105
Head and neck assessmentp. 125
Eye assessmentp. 141
Ear assessmentp. 171
Mouth, throat, nose, and sinus assessmentp. 191
Thoracic and lung assessmentp. 217
Breast assessmentp. 245
Heart assessmentp. 263
Peripheral vascular assessmentp. 289
Abdominal assessmentp. 315
Genitourinary assessmentp. 345
Musculoskeletal assessmentp. 387
Neurologic assessmentp. 421
Assessment of the childbearing womanp. 473
Assessment of newborns and infantsp. 511
Assessment of families using violencep. 539
Nursing assessment form based on functional health patternsp. 559
Physical assessment guidep. 569
Developmental information - age 1 month to 18 yearsp. 585
Recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedulep. 593
Recommended adult immunization schedulesp. 597
Psychosocial developmentp. 601
Height-weight-head circumference charts for childrenp. 603
How to examine your own skinp. 612
Breast self-examination (BSE)p. 616
Testicular self-examinationp. 619
Classification and management of blood pressure for adultsp. 621
Sample adult nursing health history and physical assessmentp. 623
Assessment of family functional health patternsp. 637
Nursing diagnoses (wellness, risk, and actual) grouped according to functional health patternsp. 645
Collaborative problemsp. 652
Spanish translation for nursing health history and physical examinationp. 654
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