Real Nursing Skills 2.0: Physical and Health Assessment / Edition 2

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This extensively updated and enhanced volume in the Real Nursing Skills series offers students a complete foundation for competency in physical and health assessment. REAL NURSING SKILLS 2.0: PHYSICAL AND HEALTH ASSESSMENT, 2/e consists of an interactive DVD-ROM with comprehensive techniques and rationales demonstrated through hundreds of realistic video clips, animations, illustrations, and photographs. Students review the purpose and interview of each technique, its preparation, the actual technique, expected and unexpected findings, documentation, and special considerations (if applicable). Many skills in this edition have been updated. New skills covered include: taking histories, performing focused assessments, and examining older adults.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137009459
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 6/23/2011
  • Series: Real Nursing Skills 2.0 Series
  • Format: DVD - NTSC
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1. General Survey, History, and Techniques

a. General Survey

i. Considerations: Hand Hygiene

b. Taking a History

c. Focused Assessment

d. Assessment Techniques

e. Height and Weight Measurements

f. Pain Assessment

g. Nutrition

2. Vital Signs (Adult)

i. Considerations: Orthostatic Blood Pressure

ii. Considerations: Thigh Measurement

3. Vital Signs and Measurements (Pediatric)

a. Vital Signs and Measurements for an Infant

i. Considerations: Tympanic Temperature

b. Vital Signs and Measurements for a Child

i. Considerations: Oral Temperature

ii. Considerations: Axillary Temperature

4. Skin, Head, Neck, Eyes, Ears, Mouth, Throat

a. Skin

i. Considerations: Body Piercings

b. Hair

c. Nails

d. Head, Neck, and Regional Lymphatics

e. Eyes and Vision

i. Considerations: Snellen Eye Chart

f. Ears and Hearing

i. Considerations: Positioning Child for Otoscopic Examination

ii. Considerations: Audiometer & Tympanometry

g. Nose, Mouth, and Throat

5. Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Peripheral Vascular, Breasts

a. Lungs and Respiratory System

i. Considerations: Pulse Oximetry

b. Heart and Cardiovascular System

c. Peripheral Vascular System

i. Considerations: Peripheral Pulse Assessment

ii. Considerations: Carotid Artery Assessment

d. Breasts and Regional Lymphatics

i. Considerations: Female Breast Self-Examination

ii. Considerations: Male Breast Examination

6. Abdomen, Musculoskeletal, Neurological

a. Abdomen and Gastrointestinal System

b. Musculoskeletal System

i. Considerations: Finding Fluid in the Knee

c. Neurological System

7. Genitalia, Rectal

a. Female Genitalia

b. Male Genitalia

i. Considerations: Testicular Self-Examination

c. Anus, Rectum, and Prostate

8. Head-to-Toe Examination

a. Considerations: Older Adult

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