Physical Assessment for Nurses [NOOK Book]

Overview

The fully updated second edition of this book continues to take a systematic approach to comprehensive patient assessment. The text explores best practice in history taking and summarises the key clinical skills needed to develop and improve physical examination skills and to competently assess, diagnose, plan and provide care.
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Physical Assessment for Nurses

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Overview

The fully updated second edition of this book continues to take a systematic approach to comprehensive patient assessment. The text explores best practice in history taking and summarises the key clinical skills needed to develop and improve physical examination skills and to competently assess, diagnose, plan and provide care.
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Editorial Reviews

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' This is one of the most concise, informative clinical books I have seen in a long time. It will appeal to those clinicians moving into the field of undertaking and recording physical assessments and presenting findings and also provides enough material to act as a teaching resource for any level of children.' -Accident and Emergency Nursing
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118709733
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 506,859
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Carol Cox is Professor of Advanced Clinical Practice Nursing and Research Lead for the Department of Applied Biological Sciences in the School of Community and Health Sciences, City University London and Nursing Research Lead, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
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Table of Contents

Prologue: Advanced Practice Nursing.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Contributors.

Introduction: The First Approach.

1 History Taking.

2 General Examination.

3 Examination of the Cardiovascular System.

4 Examination of the Respiratory System.

5 Examination of the Abdomen.

6 Examination of the Male Genitalia.

7 Examination of the Female Reproductive System.

8 Mental Health Assessment.

9 Examination of the Nervous System.

10 Ophthalmic Examination.

11 Examination of the Musculoskeletal System.

12 Assessment of the Child.

13 Assessment of Disability Including Care of the Older Adult.

14 Basic Examination, Notes and Diagnostic Principles.

15 Presenting Cases and Communication.

16 Imaging Techniques and Clinical Investigations.

17 The 12-Lead Electrocardiogram.

18 Interpretation of Investigations.

19 Laboratory Results – Reference Values.

20 Common Emergency Treatments.

Appendices.

1 Jaeger Reading Chart.

2 Visual Acuity 3 m Chart.

3 Hodkinson Ten Point Mental Test Score.

4 Barthel Index of Activities of Daily Living.

Index.

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