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Health assessment for nursing practice

Author: Susan Fickertt Wilson; Jean Giddens
Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Mosby/Elsevier, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : CD for computer   Computer File : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Using a nursing-oriented, holistic approach, this straightforward text provides you with a visual presentation to conducting physical examinations. This textbook clearly delineates the routine exam techniques from those exams for special circumstances or advanced practice. The companion CD-ROM now provides the Core Assessment Skills Checklists as quick step-by-step summaries for each of the 30 Core Assessment  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Fickertt Wilson; Jean Giddens
ISBN: 9780323053228 032305322X 2900323053227
OCLC Number: 225874463
Description: xxii, 646 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Foundations for health assessment --
Why learn health assessment? --
Ethnic and cultural considerations --
Interviewing to obtain a health history --
Techniques and equipment for physical assessment --
General inspection and measurement of vital signs --
Pain assessment --
Mental health and mental status assessment --
Sleep assessment --
Nutritional assessment --
Health assessment of the adult --
Skin, hair, and nails --
Head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat --
Lungs and respiratory system --
Heart and peripheral vascular system --
Abdomen and gastrointestinal system --
Musculoskeletal system --
Neurologic system --
Breasts and axillae --
Reproductive system and the perineum --
Health assessment across the lifespan --
Developmental assessment throughout the lifespan --
Assessment of the infant and child --
Assessment of the pregnant client --
Assessment of the older adult --
Conducting a head-to-toe assessment --
Documenting the health assessment.
Responsibility: Susan Fickertt Wilson, Jean Foret Giddens.
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Using a nursing-oriented, holistic approach, this text provides you with a visual presentation to conducting physical examinations. It delineates the routine exam techniques from those exams for  Read more...

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