HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR NURSING PRACTICE, second edition effectively presents nursing-focused physical assessment in an appealing and consistent format. Organized by body system, each chapter contains sections on anatomy and physiology, health history, step-by-step examination procedures, normal to abnormal findings, and common problems and conditions. This new edition includes risk factor boxes, summary of findings tables, clinical applications and critical thinking exercises, and updated content on nutritional assessment. Four new chapters cover mental health, comfort and pain, sleep and rest, and the pregnant client, making this text a complete reference for learning health assessment. Numerous full-color illustrations depict examination procedures and normal and abnormal findings.
|Publisher:||Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||10.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)|
Table of Contents
Why Learn Health Assessment?; Developmental Assessment Through the Life Span; Ethnic and Cultural Considerations; Interviewing and Taking a History; Equipment for Physical Assessment and General Assessment; Nutritional Assessment; Skin, Hair and Nails; Lymphatic System; Head and Neck; Nose, Paranasal Sinuses, Mouth and Oropharynx; Ears and Auditory Systems; Eyes and Visual System; Lungs and Respiratory System; Heart and Peripheral Vascular System; Breasts and Axillae; Abdomen; Female Genitalia and Reproductive System; Male Genitalia; Anus, Rectum and Prostate; Musculoskeletal System; Neurologic System and Mental Status Examination; Head-to-Toe Examination.