Physical Assessment for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

Physical Assessment for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

by Carol Lynn Cox (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119108979
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/18/2019
Edition description: 3rd ed.
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Carol Lynn Cox is Professor Emeritus, School of Health Sciences, City, University of London, UK, and Clinic Manager and Director of Nursing, Health and Hope Clinics, Pensacola, Florida, USA.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors xvii

Foreword xix

Preface xxi

Acknowledgements xxiii

Introduction: The First Approach xxv

Chapter 1 Interviewing and History Taking 1
Carol Lynn Cox

Chapter 2 General Health Assessment 15
Carol Lynn Cox

Chapter 3 Examination of the Skin, Hair, and Nails 37
Siobhan Hicks

Chapter 4 Examination of the Cardiovascular System 67
Carol Lynn Cox and Carrie E. Boyd

Chapter 5 Examination of the Respiratory System 103
Carol Lynn Cox and Jessica Ham

Chapter 6 Examination of the Abdominal System 123
Anthony McGrath

Chapter 7 Examination of the Male Genitalia 149
Michael Babcock, Carol Lynn Cox, and Anthony McGrath

Chapter 8 Examination of the Female Breast 159
Victoria Lack

Chapter 9 Examination of the Female Reproductive System 167
Victoria Lack

Chapter 10 Examination of the Nervous System 185
Michael Babcock and Graham M. Boswell

Chapter 11 Examination of the Eye 241
Helen Gibbons

Chapter 12 Mental Health Assessment 267
Patrick Callaghan

Chapter 13 Examination of the Musculoskeletal System 287
Daniel Apau, Michael Babcock, and Nicola L. Whiteing

Chapter 14 Assessment of the Child 333
Carol Lynn Cox

Chapter 15 Assessment of Disability Including Care of the Older Adult 375
Carol Lynn Cox and Brandy Lunsford

Chapter 16 Imaging Techniques, Clinical Investigations, and Interpretation 383
Jennifer Edie

Chapter 17 Basic Examination, Notes, and Diagnostic Principles 415
Carol Lynn Cox and Brandy Lunsford

Chapter 18 Presenting Cases and Communication 425
Carol Lynn Cox and Brandy Lunsford

Appendices 433

Index 441

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