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Health assessment for nursing practice

Author: Susan Fickertt Wilson; Jean Giddens
Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Mosby, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th 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."--Publisher's website.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Fickertt Wilson; Jean Giddens
ISBN: 9780323091510 0323091512
OCLC Number: 806198645
Notes: Previous ed.: 2009.
Description: xxii, 606 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Foundations for Health Assessment --
Importance of health assessment --
Interviewing patients to obtain a health history --
Techniques and equipment for physical assessment --
General inspection and measurement of vital signs --
Ethic, cultural, and spiritual considerations --
Pain assessment --
Mental health and abusive behavior assessment --
Nutritional assessment --
Health assessment of the adult --
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 life span --
Developmental assessment throughout the life span --
Assessment of the infant, child, and adolescent --
Assessment of the pregnant patient --
Assessment of the older adult --
Synthesis and application of health assessment --
Conducting a head-to-toe examination --
Documenting the comprehensive health assessment --
Adapting health assessment to the hospitalized patient.
Responsibility: Susan F. Wilson, Jean Foret Giddens.

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