A Practical Guide to Health Assessment / Edition 2

A Practical Guide to Health Assessment / Edition 2

by Marilyn Shelley Leasia, Frances Donovan Monahan, Frances Donovan Monahan
     
 

This pocket-sized book is a step-by-step, illustrated guide to health assessment that teaches students to distinguish normal from abnormal findings through careful history taking and physical examination. Chapters are arranged by body system and begin with a brief but concise summary of the body system's anatomy. The new second edition features Focused Rapid

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Overview

This pocket-sized book is a step-by-step, illustrated guide to health assessment that teaches students to distinguish normal from abnormal findings through careful history taking and physical examination. Chapters are arranged by body system and begin with a brief but concise summary of the body system's anatomy. The new second edition features Focused Rapid Assessment boxes with common presenting symptoms for eight common complaints: headache, fever, chest pain, shortness of breath, change in mental status, abdominal pain, back pain, and dizziness; cultural and lifespan considerations; and updated content throughout to provide clinical currency.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721689890
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
540
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

The Health History · The Physical Examination · The General Survey · Nutritional Assessment · Mental Status Assessment · Skin, Hair, and Nails · Head · Eye · Ear · Nose and Sinuses · Mouth and Throat · Neck · Breasts and Axillae · Chest and Lungs · Heart · Peripheral Vascular System · Abdomen · Female Genitalia (Genitourinary System) · Male Genitalia (Genitourinary System) · Anus, Rectum, and Prostate · Musculoskeletal System · Nervous System · Recommended Immunization for Children and Adults in US · Standard Precautions · Signs of Abuse · Height and Weight Tables · Daily Requirements of Basic Food Groups · Normal Laboratory Values · Bibliography · Index

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