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This colorful and illustrated collection of spiral-bound cards covers important assessment procedures and tips using humor, cartoons, and mnemonics. Designed to aid in reviewing and studying throughout nursing school and for the NCLEX® examination, Mosby's Assessment Memory NoteCards encourage retention and understanding of assessment skills and tips by using a variety of proven learning techniques.

• Includes 79 full color illustrated mnemonics covering key assessment procedures and tips.
• Separate sections on Health Information, Physical Assessment, Recording the Exam, Lifespan, and Health Promotion allow for quick reference.
• Thick, durable paper and spiral bound top make the book durable and portable to allow studying wherever and whenever.
• Perforated pages allow the user to change the book into flashcards and rearrange the order of the units for a customized studying experience.
• Color-coded tabs for each section make it easy to find the information the reader needs for quick reference.
• Assessment at a Glance information on the back of each image highlights key information about the topic the student is studying.
• Highlighted information within Assessment at a Glance identifies Serious Life Threatening Implications, Common Clinical Findings, Important Nursing Implications, and Patient Teaching.

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Reviewer: Carole Ann Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN (The College of New Jersey)
Description: This pocket-sized book is a quick reference with cartoons to add humor while teaching assessment concepts.
Purpose: The purpose is to help students memorize assessment concepts. It uses visual cues, mnemonic, and memory aids to facilitate quick learning.
Audience: This reference would be great for undergraduate students or anyone who wants to review health assessment. The author is a known expert in teaching/learning principles.
Features: The unique features include the use of funny cartoons and pictures that illustrate types of assessments, including community assessments, physical assessment, and assessment considerations across the lifespan. Cards can be torn out and carried to the clinical setting or used as flash cards. The pediatric assessment sections are very good and include considerations about development and feelings at that stage of life. The section on grief assessment would have been strengthened if cultural and developmental considerations had been included. In the last section about considerations across the lifespan, there should be an additional card on those over 80 with the growing population in their 90s and above.
Assessment: There is no comparable publication on the market. It is a very good addition to any undergraduate student's reference library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323044035
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/30/2006
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 4.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Table of Contents

General Types of Assessment

1. Nursing Assessment to Nursing Theory

2. Cultural Assessment

3. Community Assessment

4. Assessment of Community – Windshield Survey, Part 1

5. Assessment of Community – Windshield Survey, Part 2

6. Assessment for Learning

7. Assessment of Stress and Coping

8. Assessment of Self-Concept

9. Spiritual Assessment

10. Grief and Loss Assessment

11. Suicide Risk Assessment

12. Communication Assessment

13. Assessment of Thermoregulation

14. Assessment of Nutritional Issues and Needs

15. Assessment of Sleep – Questions

16. Assessment of Sleep – Physical Assessment

Obtaining Health Information

17. Obtaining Health Information

18. Health History

19. Interviewing

20. Objective vs. Subjective

21. Signs and Symptoms

22. Gordon’s 11 Functional Health Patterns

23. Assessment of Mental Status

Physical Assessment

24. Physical Assessment with Palpation

25. Assessment by Auscultation

26. Assessment of the Pulse

27. Assessment of the Skin

28. Assessment of Skin Functions

29. Assessment of Hair Loss

30. Assessment of the Nails

31. Assessment of the Head

32. Assessment of the Neck and Lymph Nodes

33. Assessment of the Eye

34. Assessment of the Ear

35. Assessment of the Nose

36. Assessment of the Mouth and Throat – Questions to Ask

37. Assessment of the Mouth and Throat

38. Assessment of the Breast

39. Female Breast Assessment

40. Breast Self-Exam

41. Assessment of the Thorax and Lungs (Inspection of the Posterior Chest)

42. Assessment of the Thorax and Lungs (Inspection of the Anterior Chest)

43. Assessment of the Heart – Areas and Descriptions for Assessment

44. Physical Assessment of the Heart and Vascular Neck

45. Assessment of Heart Sounds

46. Assessment of Blood Vessels and Lymphatic System – Questions

47. Assessment of Blood Vessels and Lymphatic System – Physical Assessment

48. 5Ps of Neurovascular Assessment

49. Assessment of the Abdomen — Questions

50. Assessment of the Abdomen – Physical Assessment Sequence

51. Assessment of the Abdomen – Percussion and Palpation

52. Assessment of the Musculoskeletal System – Questions

53. Assessment of the Musculoskeletal System –Physical Assessment

54. Assessment of Male Genitalia – Questions

55. Assessment of Male Genitalia – Inspection and Palpation

56. Testicular Self-Examination (TSE)

57. Assessment of Female Genitalia – Inspection

58. Assessment of the Lower GI Tract – Questions

59. Assessment of the Lower GI Tract – Rectal Exam

60. Assessment of the Neurologic System – Questions

61. Assessment of the Neurologic System – Tools of the Trade

62. Assessment of the Neurologic System – Cranial Nerves 1-6

63. Assessment of the Neurologic System – Cranial Nerves 7-12

64. Assessment of the Neurologic System – Inspection and Movement

65. Assessment of the Neurologic System – Testing Sensory System & Reflexes

66. Assessment of the Neurologic System – Pupillary Check

Assessment Considerations Across the Lifespan

67. Assessment of Pregnancy – Diagnostic Ps to Signs and Symptoms

68. Assessment of Pregnancy – Inspection

69. Assessment of Pregnancy – Physical Assessment

70. Assessment of the Infant – Birth to 1 year

71. Assessment of the Toddler

72. Assessment of the Preschooler

73. Assessment of the School Age Child (6-12 years)

74. Assessment of the Adolescent (12-19 years)

75. Assessment in Early Adulthood (20-40 years)

76. Assessment in Middle Adulthood (40-60 years)

77. Assessment in Older Adulthood (60-80 years)

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