Nursing Health Assessment: Clinical Pocket Guide / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Rent from
(Save 75%)
Est. Return Date: 07/02/2015
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 41%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $9.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 78%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (20) from $9.99   
  • New (9) from $36.91   
  • Used (11) from $9.99   


Excellent as a stand-alone assessment tool or as an accompaniment to any assessment text! Helps you bridge the gap from classroom to clinical…from learning the theory behind assessment to applying it.Dillon delivers with assessment information most likely to be needed in the clinical setting in this 2nd edition revision of the pocket guide that is based on the Nursing Health Assessment: A Critical Thinking, Case Studies Approach text. Focus on the relationships among the various body systems promotes the same integrated approach as the text. Bulleted lists and tabular presentation of the text’s core content make the information easily accessible; full-color photos and step-by-step assessment techniques make the content easy to follow.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer:Carole A. Kenner, RNC, DNS, FAAN(University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description:This clinical pocket guide provides the student or practicing nurse with a quick reference for health assessment. It starts the assessment from a systems perspective, then goes to special populations, and finally special considerations.
Purpose:The purpose is to bridge the gap between the classroom and the clinical setting. The format guides the student from the system's function, to key elements of the examination including developmental and cultural considerations, positioning, tools, and helpful hints for obtaining accurate results. These worthy objectives for the most part are met.
Audience:The audience is the nursing student and it could be used by practicing nurses who are not familiar with certain populations or need a refresher. The author is a credible authority.
Features:The book starts with a systems approach to the assessment. In each of these chapters developmental and cultural considerations are included. Illustrations are included to show abnormal findings. Medications that may adversely affect a system or the nurse's observations are discussed. The next section is population based with chapters on infants and toddlers, adolescents, older adults, mothers to be. The last section identifies special topics such as spirituality and culture. The shortcomings of the text are the lack of inclusion of genetic implication in taking a family history, genetic variations found during examination or as considerations. Cultural aspects of the assessment do not give examples of what to do or not to do with certain cultures -the approach should be based on culture. In addition there is no real material on the premature infant or variations in the physical assessment or for that matter consideration of the family in terms of assessment.
Assessment:The book is handy in size and attractive from the standpoint of illustrations and tables. Potter et al's Pocket Guide to Health Assessment, 5th edition (Elsevier, 2003). The Potter book includes more aspects of the nursing process and employs critical thinking. It also contains aspects of delegation that this book does not. However, this is a good book and would be easy to use in a clinical setting.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803615823
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 1/15/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 587
  • Sales rank: 371,008
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

The Complete Health Assessment
  1. Assessing the Integumentary System
  2. Assessing the Head, Face, and Neck
  3. Assessing the Eyes and Ears
  4. Assessing the Respiratory System
  5. Assessing the Cardiovascular System
  6. Assessing the Peripheral-Vascular and Lymphatic Systems
  7. Assessing the Breasts
  8. Assessing the Abdomen
  9. Assessing the Female Genitourinary System
  10. Assessing the Male Genitourinary System
  11. Assessing the Motor-Musculoskeletal System
  12. Assessing the Sensory-Neurologic System
  13. Assessing the Mother-to-Be
  14. Assessing the Newborn and Infant
  15. Assessing the Toddler and Preschooler
  16. Assessing the School-age Child and Adolescent
  17. Assessing the Older Adult
  18. Assessing the Homeless Person
  19. Assessing Pain
  20. Approach to the Mental Health Assessment
  21. Assessing Nutrition
  22. Assessing Spirituality
  23. Assessing Culture
  24. Assessing the Patient's Environment
  25. Assessing Abuse
  26. Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)