Health Assessment & Physical Examination

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-08-06
  • Publisher: CENGAGE Delmar Learning
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The premier book of its kind, Health Assessment & Physical Examination, third edition, is designed to teach you to assess a patient's physical, psychological, social, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of health as a foundation to nursing care. The skills of interviewing, documentation, inspection, percussion, palpation, and auscultation are refined to teach you to make effective clinical judgments that promote healthy positive outcomes.

Table of Contents

Unit I: Laying the Foundation
1. The Nursing Process
2. The Patient Interview
3. The Complete Health History
Unit II: Special Assessments
4. Developmental Assessment
5. Cultural Assessment
6. Spiritual Assessment
7. Nutritional Assessment
Unit III: Physical Assessment
8. Physical Assessment Techniques
9. General Assessment and Vital Signs
10. Skin, Hair, and Nails
11. Head and Neck
12. Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat
13. Breasts and Regional Nodes
14. Thorax and Lungs
15. Heart and Peripheral Vasculature
16. Abdomen
17. Musculoskeletal System
18. Mental Status and Neurological Techniques
19. Female Genitalia
20. Male Genitalia
21. Anus, Rectum, and Prostate
Unit IV: 22. Pregnant Patient
23. Pediatric Patient
Unit V: Putting It All Together
Reference and Bibliography

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