Jarvis

Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment

An adaptation of this popular nursing resource specific to the Australian and New Zealand market.

This local edition of Physical Examination and Health Assessment by Carolyn Jarvis has been fully revised for undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students and practicing nurses and in Australia and New Zealand.

This expertly-written nursing text contextualises specific health assessment skills, highlighting the importance and relevance of given topics to nursing practice.

Packed with case studies, photos, summary checkboxes and developmental considerations, Jarvis’s Physical Examination and Health Assessment ANZ edition  by  Helen Forbes and Elizabeth Watt builds on the easy-to use format and style of the popular US publication.

This Australia and New Zealand edition, however, features terminology, measurements, spelling, best practice recommendations and cultural considerations particular to a local market.

An essential and now even more relevant nursing textbook, Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment is structured to enhance learning for undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students as well as clinicians.

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

- 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

- Student Laboratory Manual - Jarvis Physical Examination & Health Assessment ANZ edition - features chapter-by-chapter reading assignments, glossary terms, exercises and questions in varying formats, ideal for reinforcing key concepts and for use in clinical skills laboratory

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Published: November 2012

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7295-7975-9

Contents

  • 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 Screening for family violence and abuse

    Unit 2 Health assessment tools and techniques
    Chapter 6 The health assessment interview
    Chapter 7 The 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 cardiovascular function
    Chapter 11 Peripheral vascular system and lymphatic system
    Chapter 12 Heart and neck vessels

    Unit 4 Assessing respiratory function
    Chapter 13 Nose, mouth and throat
    Chapter 14 Thorax and lungs

    Unit 5 Assessing 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 sexual and reproductive function
    Chapter 27 Breasts and regional lymphatics
    Chapter 28 The pregnant female

    Unit 10 The Complete Health Assessment in Practice: Putting it all together
    Chapter 29 The complete health assessment
    Chapter 30 Focused assessment

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