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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.
The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.
|1||Nurse's role in health assessment : collecting and analyzing data||3|
|2||The client in context : culture, spirituality, family, and community||13|
|3||Collecting subjective data||29|
|4||Collecting objective data||49|
|5||Validating and documenting data||63|
|6||Using diagnostic reasoning skills to analyze data||75|
|7||General survey, mental status exam, and vital signs||85|
|11||Skin, hair, and nail assessment||157|
|12||Head and neck assessment||191|
|15||Mouth, throat, nose and sinus assessment||273|
|16||Thoracic and lung assessment||297|
|17||Breast and lymphatic assessment||329|
|18||Heart and neck vessel assessment||351|
|19||Peripheral vascular assessment||391|
|21||Female genitalia assessment||469|
|22||Male genitalia assessment||505|
|23||Anus, rectum, and prostate assessment||529|
|26||Pulling it all together||637|
|27||Assessment of the childbearing woman||649|
|28||Assessment of newborns and infants||685|
|29||Assessment of children and adolescents||733|
|30||Assessment of the frail elderly client||807|
|31||Assessment of the family||873|
|32||Assessment of families using violence||895|