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Physical Examination and Health Assessment



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  • Physical Examination and Health Assessment
    Physical Examination and Health Assessment
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With a clear, student-friendly approach, this text provides a solid understanding of how to perform a health assessment. Head-to-toe presentations show the steps of a physical examination in a logical sequence. Detailed illustrations, summary checklists, and new learning resources ensure that you learn all the skills you need to know. Its easy to see why this text is, far and away, #1 in this market! Clear, approachable style of writing. Over 1,000 full-color illustrations present anatomy and physiology plus examination techniques. A two-column format distinguishes normal findings from abnormal findings, using color, step-by-step photos. Summary checklists in each body system chapter provide a quick review of exam steps. Documentation examples show the charting of normal findings. Extensive coverage of culture reflects the importance of diversity and cultural awareness. Nursing Diagnoses reflecting the most recent NANDA Taxonomy II terminology. Lifespan content is integrated throughout the text to show common variations for all age groups. Developmental Care sections cover age-specific content for pediatric, pregnant, and older adult patients. Clinical case studies cover focused assessment techniques for patients of different ages in different clinical situations. Spanish language translation chart includes key phrases for better communication during a physical examination. More than 100 color photographs and drawings are added. Abnormal Findings section, in full-color, large-photo atlas format, now differentiates abnormal findings for the student from those for advanced practice. Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle boxes highlight essential health promotion material, based on Healthy People 2010 guidelines. Unique Reassessment of the Hospitalized Patient chapter provides a focus for hospital-based assessments. Functional Assessment of the Older Adult chapter covers the special assessment techniques and findings for geriatric clients. A companion CD-ROM helps you apply your skills to realistic patient scenarios, with additional in-depth case studies, a complete head-to-toe examination video, printable health promotion handouts, heart and lung sounds, new bedside reassessment, and the 20 Most Common Conditions.

Table of Contents

Assessment of the Whole Person
Critical Thinking in Health Assessment
Developmental Tasks and Health Promotion Across the Life Cycle
Cultural Competence: Cultural Care
The Interview
The Complete Health History
Mental Status Assessment
Domestic Violence
Approach to the Clinical Setting
Assessment Techniques and the Clinical Setting
General Survey, Measurement, Vital Signs
Pain Assessment: the Fifth Vital Sign
Nutritional Assessment
Physical Examination
Skin, Hair, and Nails
Head and Neck, Including Regional Lymphatics
Nose, Mouth, and Throat
Breasts and Regional Lymphatics
Thorax and Lungs
Heart and Neck Vessels
Peripheral Vascular System and Lymphatic System
Musculoskeletal System
Neurologic System
Male Genitourinary System
Anus, Rectum, and Prostate
Female Genitalia
Integration of the Health Assessment
The Complete Health Assessment: Putting It All Together
Reassessment of the Hospitalized PatientNEW!
The Pregnant Female
Functional Assessment of the Older AdultNEW!
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