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Patient-Focused Assessment The Art and Science of Clinical Data Gathering,9780132239387
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Patient-Focused Assessment The Art and Science of Clinical Data Gathering

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780132239387

ISBN10:
0132239388
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/26/2014
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

Patient-Focused Assessment: The Art and Science of Clinical Data Gathering, First Edition, is an interdisciplinary text that will appeal to students and providers in all health care professions. Since patient assessment is critical to all providers of patient care, the text focuses on the patient, rather than a specific health care discipline. Patient assessment is divided into 4 levels based on the provider’s competency, the quantity of content (discipline-specific knowledge), the complexity of the assessment techniques and procedures, and the condition of the patient. The text focuses on adult patients but also addresses pediatric, geriatric, pregnant, and hospitalized patients. An excellent resource for students in health care, the text is also an invaluable reference for practicing health care providers.

 

Teaching and Learning Experience

 

This text presents a systematic, patient-centered approach to patient assessment. It provides:

  • An interdisciplinary approach: The text focuses on the patient rather than a specific health care discipline, making it a valuable resource across all health care professions.
  • Clear structure and organization: Logical organization and consistent chapter structure makes the text accessible, readable, and easy to navigate.
  • Clinical examples and case studies: Realistic examples and scenarios stimulate critical thinking and expose readers to real professional situations.
  • Effective learning resources: Proven pedagogical features help readers get the most out of the text with helpful hints, professional insight, and review tools.

Table of Contents

Unit I

Chapter 1        The Foundation and Context of Assessment

Chapter 2        The Individual in Context

Chapter 3        The Provider in Context

Chapter 4        The Context of Interviewing

 

Unit II

Chapter 5        Health History

Chapter 6        Clinical Skills of Assessment for Physical Examination

Chapter 7        General Assessment and the Mental Status Exam

Chapter 8        Vital Signs

Chapter 9        Documentation

 

Unit III

Chapter 10      Infants, Children, and Adolescents

Chapter 11      The Pregnant Woman

Chapter 12      Assessment of Older Adults

Chapter 13      Nutrition Assessment

Chapter 14      High-Risk Assessments

 

Unit IV

Chapter 15      The Complete Physical Exam

Chapter 16      Skin

Chapter 17      Head and Neck

Chapter 18      The Eye

Chapter 19      The Ear

Chapter 20      Nose, Mouth, Sinuses and Throat

Chapter 21      Lymph Glands

Chapter 22      Breast and Axilla

Chapter 23      Lungs

Chapter 24      Heart

Chapter 25      Blood Vessels

Chapter 26      The Brain and Nerves

Chapter 27      Bones and Muscle

Chapter 28      The Abdomen

Chapter 29      Male Genitalia

Chapter 30      Female Genitalia



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