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Nursing Health Assessment: A Best Practice Approach
     

Nursing Health Assessment: A Best Practice Approach

by Sharon Jensen
 

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ISBN-10: 0781780624

ISBN-13: 9780781780629

Pub. Date: 10/15/2010

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Nursing Health Assessment: A Best Practice Approach reflects a progressive and modern view of nursing practice, featuring innovative elements that facilitate understanding of how best to obtain accurate data from patients. It includes thorough and comprehensive examinations for each specific topic, and also presents strategies for adapting questions and

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Nursing Health Assessment: A Best Practice Approach reflects a progressive and modern view of nursing practice, featuring innovative elements that facilitate understanding of how best to obtain accurate data from patients. It includes thorough and comprehensive examinations for each specific topic, and also presents strategies for adapting questions and techniques when communication is challenging, the patient's responses are unexpected, or the patient's condition changes over time. Unique features assist with application and analysis, enhancing critical thinking skills and better preparing readers for practice.

Each chapter includes a case study that requires critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning to analyze data, document, plan care, and communicate findings. Additional features, ancillary material, and media related to the book build on the in-text cases to reinforce correct elements of subjective and objective data collection and variations necessary for different problems, age groups, and cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781780629
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
10/15/2010
Edition description:
North American Edition
Pages:
1000
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents


Unit 1 - Foundations of Nursing Health Assessment 1. The Nurse's Role in Health Assessment 2. The Interview and Therapeutic Dialogue 3. The Health History 4. Techniques of Physical Examination and Equipment 5. Documentation and Interdisciplinary Communication

Unit 2 - General Examinations 6. General Survey and Vital Signs Assessment 7. Pain Assessment 8. Nutrition Assessment 9. Assessment of Developmental Stages 10. Mental Health Assessment 11. Assessment of Social, Cultural, and Spiritual Health 12. Assessment of Human Violence

Unit 3 - Regional Examinations 13. Skin, Hair, and Nails Assessment 14. Head and Neck with Lymphatics Assessment 15. Eyes Assessment 16. Ears Assessment 17. Nose, Sinuses, Mouth, and Throat Assessment 18. Thorax and Lungs Assessment 19. Heart and Neck Vessels Assessment 20. Peripheral Vascular and Lymphatic Assessment 21. Breasts and Axillae Assessment 22. Abdominal Assessment 23. Musculoskeletal Assessment 24. Neurological Assessment 25. Male Genitalia and Rectal Assessment 26. Female Genitalia and Rectal Assessment

Unit 4 - Special Populations and Foci 27. Pregnant Women 28. Newborns and Infants 29. Children and Adolescents 30. Older Adults

Unit 5 - Putting it All Together 31. Head-to-Toe Assessment of the Adult

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