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Health Assessment in Nursing / Edition 5 available in Hardcover
Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Innovative, systematic, and easy to understand, Health Assessment in Nursing has already helped thousands of RN-level students develop the comprehensive knowledge base and expert nursing assessment skills necessary for accurate collection of client data.
In this revised Fifth Edition, the authors provide in-depth, accurate information, a compelling Continuing Case Study that covers every step in the assessment process, a focus on diversity and health assessment through the lifespan, a striking photo and illustration program that includes photos of practicing registered nurses and nurse practitioners performing assessments, dynamic online video clips and animations, and much more.
Using this book you’ll have everything at your fingertips to master the knowledge and assessment skills you’ll need in your nursing career.
- Master the “how-to’s” of conducting a nursing assessment through thereal world Continuing Case Study in every chapter that introduces a client with a health concern, guides you through investigation of symptoms using the COLDSPA mnemonic, and demonstrates a physical assessment, proper documentation techniques, diagnostic reasoning, and appropriate nursing conclusions.
- Access an easy-to-understand tool for data collection with the Collecting Subjective Data: Nursing Health History table, which presentsInformation in two columns: Questions that you will ask the client and Rationales explaining why the questions are important.
- Master every aspect of the physical examination through the Collecting Objective Data: Physical Examination table, whichillustrates physical examination procedures in a step-by-step fashion across three columns: Assessment Procedure (which explains and illustrates exactly how to perform specific aspects of the examination), Normal Findings, and Abnormal Findings.
- Identify important distinctions through hundreds of photos exhibited in the Abnormal Findings displays.
|Publisher:||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins|
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Table of Contents
Unit 1: Nursing Data Collection, Documentation, and Analysis
Nurse’s Role in Health Assessment: Collecting and Analyzing Data
Collecting Subjective Data: The Interview and Health History
Collecting Objective Data: The Physical Examination
Validating and Documenting Data
Thinking Critically to Analyze Data and Make Informed Nursing Judgments
Unit 2: Integrative Holistic Nursing Assessment
Assessing Mental Status and Substance Abuse
Assessing Psychosocial, Cognitive, and Moral Development
Assessing General Status and Vital Signs
Assessing Pain: The 5th Vital Sign
Assessing for Violence
Assessing Spirituality and Religious Practices
Assessing Nutritional Status
Unit 3: Nursing Assessment of Physical Systems
Assessing Skin, Hair, and Nails
Assessing Head and Neck
Assessing Mouth, Throat, Nose, and Sinuses
Assessing Thorax and Lungs
Assessing Breasts and Lymphatic System
Assessing Heart and Neck Vessels
Assessing Peripheral Vascular System
Assessing Musculoskeletal System
Assessing Neurologic System
Assessing Male Genitalia and Rectum
Assessing Female Genitalia and Rectum
Pulling It All Together: Integrated Head-to-Toe Assessment
Unit 4: Nursing Assessment of Special Groups
Assessing Childbearing Women
Assessing Newborns and Infants
Assessing Children and Adolescents
Assessing Older Adults
A: Nursing History Checklist
B: Physical Assessment Checklist
C: NANDA Approved Nursing Diagnoses
D: Selected Collaborative Problems
E: Canada’s Food Guide