Nurse's Clinical Guide to Health Assessment / Edition 2

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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: 10/1/1994
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2

Table of Contents

Guide to Illustrations
Advisory Board
1 The Health History 2
2 Physical Assessment Skills 16
3 ADLs and Sleep Patterns 34
4 Nutritional Status 43
5 Skin, Hair, and Nails 53
6 Head and Neck 63
7 Eyes and Ears 73
8 Respiratory System 89
9 Cardiovascular System 109
10 Female and Male Breasts 132
11 Gastrointestinal System 142
12 Urinary System 152
13 Female Reproductive System 161
14 Male Reproductive System 174
15 Nervous System 182
16 Musculoskeletal System 199
17 Immune System and Blood 216
18 Endocrine System 234
19 Complete and Partial Assessments 248
20 Perinatal and Neonatal Assessments 282
1 NANDA Taxonomy of Nursing Diagnoses 295
2 Common Laboratory Studies 298
Master Glossary 316
Index 328
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