Assessment: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-03-16
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This unique 2-in-1 reference presents vital information on history taking, physical examination, and interpretation of findings in two practical, helpful ways on every page. The wide inner column contains detailed narrative text; the narrow outer column contains brief bulleted summaries of the same information. This format enables nurses to quickly scan the bulleted points and jump to more detail as needed without turning the page.In addition to full assessment guidance for every body system, this essential reference covers mental health assessment and nutritional assessment.Two 8-page full-color inserts bring to life assessment techniques and landmarks. Icons highlight specific techniques; lifespan, gender, and racial differences in findings; and abnormal findings.

Table of Contents

Contributors and consultantsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Health historyp. 1
Fundamental physical assessment techniquesp. 20
Mental health assessmentp. 45
Nutritional assessmentp. 64
Cardiovascular systemp. 87
Respiratory systemp. 131
Gastrointestinal systemp. 165
Neurologic systemp. 192
Musculoskeletal systemp. 228
Breasts and axillaep. 254
Female genitourinary systemp. 271
Male genitourinary systemp. 297
Integumentary systemp. 317
Eyesp. 344
Ears, nose, and throatp. 366
Quick-reference guide to laboratory test resultsp. 395
Quick guide to head-to-toe assessmentp. 405
Laboratory value changes in elderly patientsp. 417
Resources for professionals, patients, and caregiversp. 420
Indexp. 425
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