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Physical Assessment Skills / Edition 1

Physical Assessment Skills / Edition 1

by Gaylene Altman


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ISBN-13: 9781401827489
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/07/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Gaylene Altman, RN, Ph.D., is the Director of the Learning Lab at one of the most prestigious nursing schools in the country, the University of Washington. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience and has taught at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, Dr. Altman was one of the pioneers in initiating coronary care units and a mobile coronary care system in the state of Washington during the 1970s.

Table of Contents

*This book contains Chapter 1 out of the 2nd Edition of Delmars Fundamental and Advanced Nursing Skills. 1-1: Physical Assessment. 1-2: Taking a Temperature. 1-3: Taking a Pulse. 1-4: Counting Respirations. 1-5: Taking blood pressure. 1-6: Weighing a patient, mobile and immobile. 1-7: Measuring intake and output. 1-8: Breast self-examination. 1-9: Testicular self-examination. 1-10: Obtaining a clean-catch, midstream urine specimen. 1-11: Testing urine for specific gravity, keytones, and occult blood. 1-12: Performing a skin puncture. 1-13: Measuring blood glucose levels. 1-14: Collecting nose, throat and sputum specimens. 1-15: Testing for occult blood in stool with a Hemoccult slide.

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