Mosby's Pocket Guide for Health Assessment

This portable, practical guide covers all aspects of health assessment in a concise, step-by-step format. The logical head-to-toe organization provides a quick reference whether assessing a specific body system or conducting a complete physical exam. Up to date, streamlined, and clinically focused, this new edition is perfect for use in any setting.

Spiral Bound, 576 Pages

Published: October 2006

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-04229-1


  • 1. Critical Thinking and Clinical Decision Making

    2. Application of Critical Thinking and Clinical Decision Making

    3. Nursing Health History and Interview Process

    4. Preparing for the Physical Examination

    5. Integument

    6. Head, Neck, and Lymph Nodes

    7. Eyes

    8. Ears

    9. Nose and Sinuses

    10. Mouth, Pharynx, and Throat

    11. Thorax and Lungs

    12. Heart and Vascular System

    13. Breasts

    14. Abdomen

    15. Female Genital-Urinary

    16. Male Genital-Urinary

    17. Rectum and Anus

    18. Musculoskeletal System

    19. Neurological System

    20. Nutrition


    Appendix A: NANDA List of Nursing Diagnosis

    Appendix B: Temperature Conversion Chart

    Appendix C: Adult Height and Weight Table

    Appendix D: Body Mass Index

    Appendix E: Snellen Eye Chart

    Appendix F: E Chart

    Appendix G: Rosenbaum Chart for Near Vision

    Appendix H: U.S. Food Guide Pyramid

    Appendix I: Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating

    Appendix J: Vegetarian Food Pyramid


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