A Practical Guide to Health Assessment / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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- Elsevier Health Sciences
This pocket-sized book is a step-by-step, illustrated guide to health assessment that teaches students to distinguish normal from abnormal findings through careful history taking and physical examination. Chapters are arranged by body system and begin with a brief but concise summary of the body system's anatomy. The new second edition features Focused Rapid Assessment boxes with common presenting symptoms for eight common complaints: headache, fever, chest pain, shortness of breath, change in mental status, abdominal pain, back pain, and dizziness; cultural and lifespan considerations; and updated content throughout to provide clinical currency.
Demonstrates how to conduct an effective health history with step-by-step tips and 2-colour multicultural illustrations Presents specific questions to help readers obtain a comprehensive, subjective profile of the patient's overall physical appearance, behaviour, body development and movement, weight and height, vital signs, respirations and blood pressure Highlights specific pediatric and geriatric considerations for the physical exam, normal and abnormal findings, procedures and variations in findings Uses illustrations to aid the reader in reviewing anatomy and physiology Distinguishes normal from abnormal findings with a 3-column comparative presentation of findings Offers illustrated examples of various patient positions and guidance as to when to use a particular positioning method Includes lists of equipment needed for general survey and assessing each syste Focused Rapid Assessment boxes summarise presenting symptoms for 8 common complaints: headache, fever, chest pain, shortness of breath, change in mental status, abdominal pain, low back pain and dizziness Expanded cultural content with highlighted cultural considerations, increased cultural competency and awareness Updated content throughout ensures clinical currency Streamlined design makes more effective use of space and highlights key information Icons highlight important content: Transcultural Considerations. Pediatric Considerations. Gertiatric Considerations. Focused Rapid Assessment boxes
|Publisher:||Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Product dimensions:||4.70(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
Table of ContentsThe Health History · The Physical Examination · The General Survey · Nutritional Assessment · Mental Status Assessment · Skin, Hair, and Nails · Head · Eye · Ear · Nose and Sinuses · Mouth and Throat · Neck · Breasts and Axillae · Chest and Lungs · Heart · Peripheral Vascular System · Abdomen · Female Genitalia (Genitourinary System) · Male Genitalia (Genitourinary System) · Anus, Rectum, and Prostate · Musculoskeletal System · Nervous System · Recommended Immunization for Children and Adults in US · Standard Precautions · Signs of Abuse · Height and Weight Tables · Daily Requirements of Basic Food Groups · Normal Laboratory Values · Bibliography · Index