Canadian Bates' Guide to Health Assessment for Nurses

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This adaptation of Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking has been fully and extensively revised to meet the needs of Canadian nurses. Content has been expanded on health promotion, symptom analysis, client teaching, and documentation, with added new chapters on pain, nutrition, and psychosocial assessment. The classic strengths of the Bates' parent text remain: precise explanations of technique, clear and compelling visuals, and the easy-to-use two-column format.

The Canadian Bates' Guide includes suggested research articles of interest to Canadian nurses and Canadian Resource sections with pertinent Web sites. Cultural Icons highlight special considerations pertinent to demographic groups in Canada with regard to history taking, examinations, and abnormalities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781778671
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 976
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

  • 1 The Broad Scope of Health Promotion in Health Assessment *CAN*
  • 2 Cultural Considerations in Health Assessment *CAN*
  • 3 The Health History: Subjective Data Collection
  • 4 The Physical Examination: Objective Data Collection
  • 5 Documenting and Analyzing Findings
  • 6 General Surveys and Vital Signs
  • 7 Pain Assessment *CAN
  • 8 Nutritional Assessment *CAN
  • 9 Psychosocial and Mental Status Assessment
  • 10 The Skin, Hair, and Nails
  • 11 The Head and Neck
  • 12 The Eyes
  • 13 The Ears, Nose, Mouth, and Throat
  • 14 The Thorax and Lungs
  • 15 The Cardiovascular System
  • 16 The Breasts and Axillae
  • 17 The Abdomen
  • 18 The Peripheral Vascular System
  • 19 The Musculoskeletal System
  • 20 The Nervous System
  • 21 Male Genitalia and Hernias
  • 22 Female Genitalia
  • 23 The Anus, Rectum, and Prostrate
  • 24 Assessing the Woman Who Is Pregnant
  • 25 The Older Adult
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