Nurse's Handbook of Health Assessment / Edition 7

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Renowned for its holistic perspective and "see and do" approach, this full-color, pocket-sized handbook offers step-by-step guidance on every phase of the nursing assessment—for adults, children, and special populations. The focus is on what nurses need to know to assess clients: the health history, physical examination, normal and abnormal findings, nursing interventions, and nursing diagnoses. This edition presents a complete update of all content and references, and contains new chapters on mental status and assessing frail, elderly clients.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some two-color illustrations.\

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781795760
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Seventh
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 800
  • Sales rank: 407,834
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 Obtaining a Nursing Health History
  • Chapter 2 Collecting Objective and Subjective Data
  • Chapter 3 Performing Physical Assessment Skills
  • Chapter 4 Assessing Mental Health Status
  • Chapter 5 Assessing General Status & Vital Signs
  • Chapter 6 Assessing Pain: The 5th Vital Sign
  • Chapter 7 Assessing Victims of Violence
  • Chapter 8 Assessing Nutrition
  • Chapter 9 Skin, Hair, and Nails
  • Chapter 10 Head and Neck
  • Chapter 11 Eyes
  • Chapter 12 Ears
  • Chapter 13 Mouth, Throat, Nose, and Sinuses
  • Chapter 14 Thorax and Lungs
  • Chapter 15 Breasts
  • Chapter 16 Heart
  • Chapter 17 Peripheral Vascular System
  • Chapter 18 Abdomen
  • Chapter 19 Female Genitalia and Urinary System
  • Chapter 20 Male Genitalia and Urinary System
  • Chapter 21 Musculoskeletal System
  • Chapter 22 Nervous System
  • Chapter 23 Assessing Childbearing Women
  • Chapter 24 Assessing Newborns and Infants
  • Chapter 25 Assessing Frail Elderly Clients
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