Nurse's Clinical Guide to Health Assessment / Edition 2

Nurse's Clinical Guide to Health Assessment / Edition 2

by Patricia G. Morton
     
 

Revised and expanded, this Second Edition gives all the information you need to assess clients quickly, thoroughly, and confidently. In it, you'll find every important assessment detail and every assessment procedure. Special features include: basic and advanced physical assessment techniques; health history questions and rationales to determine a client's health and… See more details below

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Revised and expanded, this Second Edition gives all the information you need to assess clients quickly, thoroughly, and confidently. In it, you'll find every important assessment detail and every assessment procedure. Special features include: basic and advanced physical assessment techniques; health history questions and rationales to determine a client's health and illness patterns, health promotion and protection behaviors, and role and relationship patterns; full details on assessment equipment and techniques; checklists for physical assessment preparation; thorough and accurate inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation details for each body system or structure; step-by-step illustrated procedures; practical guidelines for assessing nutritional status, activities of daily living, and sleep and wakefulness patterns; special considerations for pediatric, pregnant, breast-feeding, and elderly clients; body system-specific NANDA nursing diagnoses; sample SOAPIE documentation of assessment findings from case studies; quick-scan charts that summarize techniques, normal findings, and special considerations; basic anatomy illustrations that review each body system; easy-to-review charts of normal values for common laboratory tests; comprehensive master glossary for ready reference; guide to illustrations for fast retrieval of vital visual material and all new appendices, including common laboratory tests.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874347043
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
10/01/1994
Edition description:
2nd ed

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Table of Contents

Guide to Illustrations
Advisory Board
Contributors
Foreword
Preface
1The Health History2
2Physical Assessment Skills16
3ADLs and Sleep Patterns34
4Nutritional Status43
5Skin, Hair, and Nails53
6Head and Neck63
7Eyes and Ears73
8Respiratory System89
9Cardiovascular System109
10Female and Male Breasts132
11Gastrointestinal System142
12Urinary System152
13Female Reproductive System161
14Male Reproductive System174
15Nervous System182
16Musculoskeletal System199
17Immune System and Blood216
18Endocrine System234
19Complete and Partial Assessments248
20Perinatal and Neonatal Assessments282
1 NANDA Taxonomy of Nursing Diagnoses295
2 Common Laboratory Studies298
Master Glossary316
Index328

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