Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment

Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment Edition 7

Editors: By Carolyn Jarvis, PhD, APN, CNP
ISBN: 9780323265379
Publication Date : Mar 25, 2015
Page Count: 298
Retail Price:
  • GBP: £39.99

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  • Description
  • About the Editor
  • Table of Contents
Description

Ideal for quick reference in the clinical setting, this portable companion to Carolyn Jarvis' Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 6th Edition summarizes essential assessment skills and techniques for the most effective physical examinations. Access full-color pathology photos and illustrations, health history, examination steps for each body system, normal versus abnormal findings, lifespan and cross-cultural considerations, related nursing diagnoses, and summary checklists anytime you need them with this convenient clinical tool.

Key Features

  • Convenient two-column format makes it easier to access, learn, and understand key physical examination skills and findings.
  • More than 250 full-color illustrations demonstrate examination skills, underlying anatomy and physiology, and normal and abnormal findings.
  • Color-coded design helps you easily locate the information you need, dividing each body system chapter into major sections (anatomy, subjective data, objective data, and abnormal findings).
  • Abnormal findings tables help you recognize, sort, and describe key abnormal findings.
  • Summary checklists offer reviews of key examination steps for quick reference.
  • Developmental Competence sections highlight content specific to infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, and older adults.
  • Spanish-language translation chart helps you improve communication with Hispanic patients during the physical examination.
  • Cultural Competence sections provide a context for care of multicultural patient groups.

New Features

  • NEW evidence-based guidelines reflect a focus on conducting the most effective, qualitative exams.
  • NEW content on the Electronic Health Record, charting, and narrative recording includes examples of how to document assessment findings.
  • NEW photos of normal and abnormal findings show the nose, mouth, throat, thorax, and pediatric assessment, including developmental and cultural variations.
About the Editor
By Carolyn Jarvis, PhD, APN, CNP, Professor, School of Nursing, Illinois Wesleyan University; Nurse Practitioner, Community Health Care Clinic, Bloomington, Illinois
Table of Contents
1. The Interview and the Health History
2. Mental Status
3. Assessment Techniques and the Clinical Setting
4. The General Survey, Measurement, Vital Signs, and Pain Assessment
5. Skin, Hair, and Nails
6. Head, Face, and Neck, Including Regional Lymphatics
7. Eyes
8. Ears
9. Nose, Mouth, and Throat
10. Breasts and Axillae, Including Regional Lymphatics
11. Thorax and Lungs
12. Heart and Neck Vessels
13. Peripheral Vascular System and Lymphatics
14. Abdomen
15. Musculoskeletal System
16. Neurologic System
17. Male Genitourinary System
18. Female Genitourinary System
19. Anus, Rectum, and Prostate
20. Integration of the Complete Physical Examination
21. Bedside Assessment of the Hospitalized Patient