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Overview

Reinforce your understanding of essential examination and assessment skills and with this lab manual companion to Carolyn Jarvis' Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 6th Edition. A wide variety of checklists, activities, and exercises challenge you to apply your knowledge and provide hands-on practice.

  • A variety of review questions and study activities test your understanding of key points and procedures:
    • Short answer
    • Fill-in-the-blank
    • Multiple-choice
    • Matching
    • Anatomy labeling exercises
  • Regional write-up sheets familiarize you with physical examination forms and provide practice for recording narrative accounts of patient history and examination findings.
  • Reading assignments help you review relevant textbook content with convenient chapter and page references.
  • Clinical objectives for each chapter help you study more effectively.
  • A comprehensive glossary provides fast, easy access to key terms and definitions from the textbook.
  • New assessment tools and updated illustrations test your retention and understanding.
  • Updated evidence-based practice guidelines throughout the manual reflect the most current research and assessment practices.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Candace M. Gortney
This book is a tool with references for completing a patient history and physical exam (query, performance, and documentation). This third edition contains enhancements in the areas of obstetrics, transcultural concerns, and expanded abnormal findings. The purpose is to prepare nurses to perform history and physical examinations. It has been expanded to include areas missing from prior editions and other texts. These are worthy objectives. The cultural content is excellent. The author's objectives are met, although far more is included than the generic student can incorporate, and it is an insufficient source to be used as a reference by experienced practitioners. The author should focus on what she is trying to do - either provide a nursing text or a physical examination tool. Trying to do both means a less than ideal product for either. Written for student nurses, the diagnosis component is too inclusive for BSN student needs. The text is too superficial for advanced practitioners to use as a reference but is excellent for a physical diagnosis assessment course. The author is well known. Issues related to completing a history, performance and documentation, common physical examination findings, and abnormalities are featured. The presentation is strong on cultural issues, obstetrics and pediatrics, immunization schedules, self-care, and health promotion content. The concept of nursing diagnosis is clearly described in table format. There are excellent tables with the current USPSTF recommendations. Additionally the color plates, pediatric neurological assessment, and transcultural sections are particularly useful. There are some distinct absences (diagnostic maneuvers) anderrors (TB cannot be diagnosed by physical exam, for example). Some errors of omission are adult and travel immunizations, physical diagnostic maneuvers (such as knee, shoulder, Weber, and Rinne tests). Examples of abnormal appear to be chosen by whether a photograph was available, rather than on the likelihood of prevalence. I thought the author tried to present a text for all levels of nurses, and her objective suffered because of this. What makes this type of book valuable for novices makes it unnecessary for the expert. By being so broad, it does not include what more experts need and could not be used as a full scope reference. Providing tables of immunization for 1999 dates the book, and only includes information for children. This edition's increase in content makes it more valuable to the nursing student and less valuable as a resource to the experienced practitioner.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Candace M. Gortney, BSN, MSN, CFNP (U.S. Navy)
Description: This book is a tool with references for completing a patient history and physical exam (query, performance, and documentation). This third edition contains enhancements in the areas of obstetrics, transcultural concerns, and expanded abnormal findings.
Purpose: The purpose is to prepare nurses to perform history and physical examinations. It has been expanded to include areas missing from prior editions and other texts. These are worthy objectives. The cultural content is excellent. The author's objectives are met, although far more is included than the generic student can incorporate, and it is an insufficient source to be used as a reference by experienced practitioners. The author should focus on what she is trying to do - either provide a nursing text or a physical examination tool. Trying to do both means a less than ideal product for either.
Audience: Written for student nurses, the diagnosis component is too inclusive for BSN student needs. The text is too superficial for advanced practitioners to use as a reference but is excellent for a physical diagnosis assessment course. The author is well known.
Features: Issues related to completing a history, performance and documentation, common physical examination findings, and abnormalities are featured. The presentation is strong on cultural issues, obstetrics and pediatrics, immunization schedules, self-care, and health promotion content. The concept of nursing diagnosis is clearly described in table format. There are excellent tables with the current USPSTF recommendations. Additionally the color plates, pediatric neurological assessment, and transcultural sections are particularly useful. There are some distinct absences (diagnostic maneuvers) and errors (TB cannot be diagnosed by physical exam, for example). Some errors of omission are adult and travel immunizations, physical diagnostic maneuvers (such as knee, shoulder, Weber, and Rinne tests). Examples of abnormal appear to be chosen by whether a photograph was available, rather than on the likelihood of prevalence.
Assessment: I thought the author tried to present a text for all levels of nurses, and her objective suffered because of this. What makes this type of book valuable for novices makes it unnecessary for the expert. By being so broad, it does not include what more experts need and could not be used as a full scope reference. Providing tables of immunization for 1999 dates the book, and only includes information for children. This edition's increase in content makes it more valuable to the nursing student and less valuable as a resource to the experienced practitioner.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437714456
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/21/2011
  • Edition description: Student
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 22,869
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (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, Measurements, 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 Assessment

27. The Complete Health Assessment: Putting It All Together

28. Bedside Assessment of the Hospitalized Patient

29. The Pregnant Woman

30. Functional Assessment of the Older Adult

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