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This is a Pageburst digital textbook; With an easy-to-read approach and unmatched learning support, Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 6th Edition offers a clear, logical, and holistic approach to physical exam across the lifespan. Detailed illustrations, summary checklists, and new learning resources ensure that you learn all the skills you need to know. This gold standard in physical exam reflects what is going on in nursing today with coverage of emerging trends and new evidence-based content. It's easy to see why this text is, far and away, #1 in this market!

  • A clear, conversational writing style makes learning easier.
  • A two-column format distinguishes normal findings from abnormal findings, and uses color, step-by-step photos to clarify examination techniques and expected findings.
  • Over 1,000 full-color illustrations present anatomy and physiology, examination techniques, and abnormal findings.
  • Developmental considerations help in caring for patients across the lifespan with age-specific assessment techniques for infants, children, adolescents, pregnant females, and older adults.
  • Abnormal findings tables include over 300 pathology photos to help in recognizing, sorting, and describing abnormalities.
  • Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle boxes enable patient teaching and health promotion while performing the health assessment.
  • An emphasis on cultural competencies reflects today's care considerations for an increasingly diverse patient population.
  • Documentation examples show how to record assessment findings in the patient's chart, using the SOAP format.
  • Summary checklists provide a quick review of examination steps.
  • Spanish-language translations on the inside back cover highlight important phrases for better communication during the physical examination.
  • A companion Evolve website helps you review key content offering case studies with critical thinking questions, printable health promotion handouts, a head-to-toe examination video, heart and lung sounds, audio chapter summaries, and more.
  • NEWevidence-based guidelines reflect a focus on conducting the most effective, qualitative exams.
  • NEWSubstance Use Assessment chapter addresses this increasingly critical aspect of holistic patient assessments.
  • 100 new photos of step-by-step examination techniques include all-new exam panoramas for key systems.
  • 100 new abnormal findings photos provide instant visual cues for findings that are unexpected or that require referral for follow-up care.
  • Expanded chapter on assessment of the hospitalized adult provides a focused assessment of the patient in the hospital setting.
  • New content on obesity provides current information on this growing health problem.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455736430
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/28/2011
  • Edition number: 6
  • Sales rank: 1,086,357
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: ASSESSMENT OF THE WHOLE PERSON

1. Evidence-Based Assessment

2. Cultural Competence: Cultural Care

3. The Interview

4. The Complete Health History

5. Mental Status Assessment

6. Substance Use Assessment NEW!

7. Domestic Violence Assessment

UNIT 2: APPROACH TO THE CLINICAL SETTING

8. Assessment Techniques and the Clinical Setting

9. General Survey, Measurement, Vital Signs

10. Pain Assessment: The Fifth Vital Sign

11. Nutritional Assessment

UNIT 3: PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

12. Skin, Hair, and Nails

13. Head, Face, and Neck, including Regional Lymphatics

14. Eyes

15. Ears

16. Nose, Mouth, and Throat

17. Breasts and Regional Lymphatics

18. Thorax and Lungs

19. Heart and Neck Vessels

20. Peripheral Vascular System and Lymphatic System

21. Abdomen

22. Musculoskeletal System

23. Neurologic System

24. Male Genitourinary System

25. Anus, Rectum, and Prostate

26. Female Genitourinary System

UNIT 4: INTEGRATION OF THE HEALTH SYSTEM

27. The Complete Health Assessment: Putting It All Together

28. Bedside Assessment of the Hospitalized Adult

29. The Pregnant Woman

30. Functional Assessment of the Older Adult

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