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This comprehensive, easy-to-read, full-color textbook is a standard in physical assessment that features a holistic approach and a strong nursing perspective. Step-by-step guidelines demonstrate the skills necessary to take a complete health history and perform a thorough physical examination on clients of all ages and cultural backgrounds, as well as pregnant women. This edition includes over 240 new full-color photographs and illustrations depicting a wide range of conditions. It also contains a new chapter on the pregnant female. Video Critical Thinking Questions in each body system chapter correspond with the Saunders Physical Examination and Health Assessment Series. Nursing diagnoses are separated into Risk and Wellness categories. This edition also includes updated appendices on the 1999 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule for the U.S. and the CDC Standard Precautions and Transmission-Based Precautions.
(Includes a CD ROM with case studies and a FREE SIMON website at: www.harcourthealth.com/SIMON/Jarvis/)
The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.
Assessment of the Whole Person: Assessment for Health and Illness · Developmental Tasks and Health Promotion Across the Life Cycle · Transcultural Considerations in Assessment · The Interview · The Complete Health History · Mental Status Assessment · Nutritional Assessment · Physical Examination: Assessment Techniques and Approach to the Clinical Setting · General Survey, Measurement, Vital Signs · Skin, Hair, and Nails · Head and Neck, Including Regional Lymphatics · Eyes · Ears · Nose, Mouth, and Throat · Breasts and Regional Lymphatics · Thorax and Lungs · Heart and Neck Vessels · Peripheral Vascular System and Lymphatic System · Abdomen · Musculoskeletal System · Neurologic System · Male Genitalia · Anus, Rectum, and Prostate · Female Genitalia · The Pregnant Female · Integration of the Health Assessment: The Complete Health Assessment: Putting It All Together · Critical Thinking in Health Assessment · Appendixes: Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule: United States, January-December 1999 · Recommended Immunization Schedules for Children Not Immunized in the First Year of Life · Recommended Dietary Allowances · Pattern of Normal Prenatal Weight Gain · Selected Percentiles of Triceps Skinfold Thickness and Bone-Free Upper Arm Area by Height in U.S. Men, Age 25 to 54 Years, with Small, Medium and Large Frames · Selected Percentiles of Triceps Skinfold Thickness and Bone-Free Upper Arm Area by Height in U.S. Women, Age 25 to 54 Years, with Small, Medium and Large Frames · Percentiles of Upper Arm Circumference and Estimated Upper Arm Muscle Circumference · Frame Size by Elbow Breadth of Male and Female Adults in the United States · Standard Precautions · Transmission-Based Precautions · Sample Growth Charts for Girls and Boys (Height and Weight) · Maturational Assessment of Gestational Age (New Ballard Score) · Classification of Newborns (both sexes) by Intrauterine Growth and Gestational Age · Blood Pressure Levels for the 90th and 95th Percentiles of Blood Pressure for Girls Age 1-17 Years by Percentiles of Height · Blood Pressure Levels for the 90th and 95th Percentiles of Blood Pressure for Boys Age 1-17 Years by Percentiles of Height