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Nurses' Handbook of Health Assessment / Edition 8

Nurses' Handbook of Health Assessment / Edition 8

by Janet R. Weber

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Nurses' Handbook of Health Assessment / Edition 8

Renowned for its holistic perspective and step-by-step approach, this pocket-size text takes you through every stage of the nursing assessment for adults and special populations. The book’s “see” and “do” guidance provides all that you need to perform a range of common assessment procedures with confidence.

Look inside to find…

  • Renowned three-column format showing assessment techniques, normal findings, and abnormal findings side by side to enhance comprehension.
  • Step-by-step guidance clearly demonstrating the “what,” “why,” and “how” of each phase of the assessment process.
  • The latest NANDA nursing diagnoses and updated teaching tips helping you promote patient self-care.
  • Pediatric, geriatric, and cultural considerations for each body system showing important variations for these special populations.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901451142821
Publisher: LWW
Publication date: 10/04/2013
Edition description: Eighth, North American Edition
Pages: 800
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Nursing Data Collection, Documentation, and Analysis

Chapter 1

Obtaining a Nursing Health History

Chapter 2

Collecting Objective and Subjective Data

Chapter 3

Performing Physical Assessment Skills


Unit 2: Integrative Holistic Nursing Assessment

Chapter 4

Assessing Psychosocial, Cognitive, and Moral Development

Chapter 5

Assessing Mental Status and Substance Abuse

Chapter 6

Assessing General Status and Vital Signs

Chapter 7

Assessing Pain: The 5th Vital Sign

Chapter 8

Assessing for Violence

Chapter 9

Assessing Nutritional Status


Unit 3: Nursing Assessment of Physical Systems

Chapter 10

Assessing Skin, Hair, and Nails

Chapter 11

Assessing Head and Neck

Chapter 12

Assessing Eyes

Chapter 13

Assessing Ears

Chapter 14

Assessing Mouth, Throat, Nose, and Sinuses

Chapter 15

Assessing Thorax and Lungs

Chapter 16

Assessing Breasts and Lymphatic System

Chapter 17

Assessing Heart and Neck Vessels

Chapter 18

Assessing Peripheral Vascular System

Chapter 19

Assessing Abdomen        

Chapter 20

Assessing Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 21

Assessing Neurologic System

Chapter 22

Assessing Male Genitalia and Rectum

Chapter 23

Assessing Female Genitalia and Rectum


Unit 4: Nursing Assessment of Special Groups

Chapter 24

Assessing Childbearing Women

Chapter 25

Assessing Newborns and Infants

Chapter 26

Assessing Older Adults



1: Nursing Assessment Form Based on Functional Health Patterns

2: Physical Assessment Guide: Pulling It All Together

3: Sample Adult Nursing Health History and Physical Assessment

4: Assessment of Family Functional Health Patterns

5: Developmental Information – Age 1 Month to 18 Years

6: Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule

7: Recommended Adult Immunization Schedules

8: Height – Weight- Head Circumference Charts for Children

9: Nursing Diagnoses (Health Promotion, Risk, and Actual) Grouped According to Functional Health Patterns

10: Collaborative Problems

11: Spanish Translation for Nursing Health History and Physical Examination


References and Bibliography

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not used this book yet as it is a textbook and the semester has not begun as of this writing. However I have looked through the book and it appears to be very detailed. The best thing about this book is that it is spiral bound so the pages are easy to turn without breaking the spine of the book. I would recommend this book for any health care provider.