Health Assessment in Nursing / Edition 5

Health Assessment in Nursing / Edition 5

by Janet R. Weber, Jane H. Kelley
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 1451142803

ISBN-13: 9781451142808

Pub. Date: 10/01/2013

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Innovative, systematic, and easy to understand, Health Assessment in Nursing has already helped thousands of RN-level students develop the comprehensive knowledge base and expert nursing assessment skills necessary for accurate collection of client data. 

In this revised Fifth Edition, the authors provide in-depth, accurate information, a compelling

Overview

Innovative, systematic, and easy to understand, Health Assessment in Nursing has already helped thousands of RN-level students develop the comprehensive knowledge base and expert nursing assessment skills necessary for accurate collection of client data. 

In this revised Fifth Edition, the authors provide in-depth, accurate information, a compelling Continuing Case Study that covers every step in the assessment process, a focus on diversity and health assessment through the lifespan, a striking photo and illustration program that includes photos of practicing registered nurses and nurse practitioners performing assessments, dynamic online video clips and animations, and much more. 

Using this book you’ll have everything at your fingertips to master the knowledge and assessment skills you’ll need in your nursing career. 

  • Master the “how-to’s” of conducting a nursing assessment through the real world Continuing Case Study in every chapter that introduces a client with a health concern, guides you through investigation of symptoms using the COLDSPA mnemonic, and demonstrates a physical assessment, proper documentation techniques, diagnostic reasoning, and appropriate nursing conclusions.
  • Access an easy-to-understand tool for data collection with the Collecting Subjective Data: Nursing Health History table, which presents Information in two columns: Questions that you will ask the client and Rationales explaining why the questions are important. 
  • Master every aspect of the physical examination through the Collecting Objective Data: Physical Examination table, which illustrates physical examination procedures in a step-by-step fashion across three columns: Assessment Procedure (which explains and illustrates exactly how to perform specific aspects of the examination), Normal Findings, and Abnormal Findings.
  • Identify important distinctions  through hundreds of photos exhibited in the Abnormal Findings displays.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451142808
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Edition description:
Fifth
Pages:
912
Sales rank:
74,647
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Nursing Data Collection, Documentation, and Analysis

Chapter 1

Nurse’s Role in Health Assessment: Collecting and Analyzing Data

Chapter 2

Collecting Subjective Data: The Interview and Health History

Chapter 3

Collecting Objective Data: The Physical Examination

Chapter 4

Validating and Documenting Data

Chapter 5

Thinking Critically to Analyze Data and Make Informed Nursing Judgments

Unit 2: Integrative Holistic Nursing Assessment

Chapter 6

Assessing Mental Status and Substance Abuse

Chapter 7

 Assessing Psychosocial, Cognitive, and Moral Development

Chapter 8

Assessing General Status and Vital Signs

Chapter 9

Assessing Pain: The 5th Vital Sign

Chapter 10

Assessing for Violence

Chapter 11

Assessing Culture

Chapter 12

Assessing Spirituality and Religious Practices

Chapter 13

 Assessing Nutritional Status

Unit 3: Nursing Assessment of Physical Systems

Chapter 14

Assessing Skin, Hair, and Nails

Chapter 15

Assessing Head and Neck

Chapter 16

Assessing Eyes

Chapter 17

Assessing Ears

Chapter 18

Assessing Mouth, Throat, Nose, and Sinuses

Chapter 19

Assessing Thorax and Lungs

Chapter 20

Assessing Breasts and Lymphatic System

Chapter 21

Assessing Heart and Neck Vessels

Chapter 22

Assessing Peripheral Vascular System

Chapter 23

Assessing Abdomen

Chapter 24

Assessing Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 25

Assessing Neurologic System

Chapter 26

Assessing Male Genitalia and Rectum

Chapter 27

Assessing Female Genitalia and Rectum

Chapter 28

Pulling It All Together: Integrated Head-to-Toe Assessment

Unit 4: Nursing Assessment of Special Groups

Chapter 29

Assessing Childbearing Women

Chapter 30

Assessing Newborns and Infants

Chapter 31

Assessing Children and Adolescents

Chapter 32

Assessing Older Adults

Chapter 33

Assessing Families

Chapter 34

Assessing Communities

 

Appendices

A: Nursing History Checklist

B: Physical Assessment Checklist

C: NANDA Approved Nursing Diagnoses

D: Selected Collaborative Problems

E: Canada’s Food Guide

Glossary

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >