Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment Student Lab Manual

ANZ adaptation

A revised, practical workbook aligning with Jarvis's Physical Examination & Health Assessment ANZ edition.

Student Laboratory Manual - Jarvis's Physical Examination & Health Assessment Manual ANZ edition is equally useful as a health assessment study guide or as a tool in the clinical skills laboratory.

The Student Laboratory Manual aligns with Jarvis's Physical Examination & Health Assessment ANZ edition; fully revised for nursing students and clinicians in Australia and New Zealand.
The manual features chapter-by-chapter reading assignments corresponding with the textbook, along with glossary terms, exercises and questions to reinforce key concepts in health assessment.

Companion publications to Jarvis’s Physical Examination & Health Assessment Online ANZ edition:

• Jarvis’s Physical Examination & Health Assessment ANZ edition - a comprehensive and fully revised edition of the popular nursing resource tailored for the Australian and New Zealand market

• Jarvis’s Physical Examination & Health Assessment Online ANZ edition - an interactive set of self-paced online learning modules complemented by over images, audio and videos

• Pocket Companion - Jarvis’s Physical Examination & Health Assessment ANZ edition - a pocket-sized quick-reference companion ideal for students to carry on clinical placement


Published: January 2013

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7295-7974-2


  • Unit 1 Approaches and contexts of health assessment in nursing
    Chapter 1 The Context of Health Assessment
    Chapter 2 Critical Thinking in Health Assessment
    Chapter 3 Developmental Tasks and Health Promotion across the life cycle
    Chapter 4 Cultural competence: Cultural Care
    Chapter 5 Risk and Safety Management: Screening for domestic violence and abuse

    Unit 2 Health assessment tools and techniques
    Chapter 6 The health assessment interview
    Chapter 7 The complete health history
    Chapter 8 Physical assessment techniques
    Chapter 9 General survey, measurement and vital signs
    Chapter 10 Pain assessment: the fifth vital sign

    Unit 3 Assessing activity: Cardiovascular function
    Chapter 11 Peripheral vascular system and lymphatic system
    Chapter 12 Heart and neck vessels

    Unit 4 Assessing activity: Respiratory function
    Chapter 13 Nose, mouth and throat
    Chapter 14 Thorax and lungs

    Unit 5 Assessing activity: Musculoskeletal function
    Chapter 15 Musculoskeletal system

    Unit 6 Assessing nutrition and metabolism
    Chapter 16 Nutritional assessment
    Chapter 17 Skin, hair and nails

    Unit 7 Assessing kidney, bladder and bowel function
    Chapter 18 Urinary tract function
    Chapter 19 Abdomen
    Chapter 20 Bowel function

    Unit 8 Assessing mental status, neurological and sensory function
    Chapter 21 Mental status examination
    Chapter 22 Neurological system
    Chapter 23 Eyes
    Chapter 24 Ears

    Unit 9 Assessing sexuality and reproductive function
    Chapter 25 Female sexual and reproductive function
    Chapter 26 Male genitalia
    Chapter 27 Breasts and regional lymphatics
    Chapter 28 The pregnant female

    Unit 10 Utilizing health assessment in practice
    Chapter 29 The complete health assessment: putting it all together
    Chapter 30 Focused assessment


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