Rapid Assessment: A Flowchart Guide to Evaluating Signs & Symptoms / Edition 1

Rapid Assessment: A Flowchart Guide to Evaluating Signs & Symptoms / Edition 1

by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Lippincott Williams &. Wilkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 158255272X

ISBN-13: 9781582552729

Pub. Date: 09/01/2003

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

This uniquely practical handbook of flowcharts and succinct clinical information is a time-saving aid to the quick and accurate assessment of 200 common signs and symptoms. Signs and symptoms are arranged alphabetically, and each one is presented on an easy-to-scan, two-page spread. On the left-hand page is concise, bulleted information about possible diagnoses,

Overview

This uniquely practical handbook of flowcharts and succinct clinical information is a time-saving aid to the quick and accurate assessment of 200 common signs and symptoms. Signs and symptoms are arranged alphabetically, and each one is presented on an easy-to-scan, two-page spread. On the left-hand page is concise, bulleted information about possible diagnoses, treatment, and patient counseling. On the right-hand page is a flowchart that leads the nurse through the assessment process, focusing on key findings and diagnostic tests and narrowing diagnostic possibilities. Icons point out special findings, tests, and follow-up for children and older adults.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582552729
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Signs and symptoms (in alphabetical order) - includes discussion of sign or symptom with flowchart on facing page

Appendices

  1. Normal laboratory test values


  2. Types of cardiac arrhythmias


  3. Resources for professionals, patients, and caregivers


  4. Commonly used medical abbreviations


  5. Selected references

    Index

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