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  • Susan Wilson, RN, PhD, CS, FNP, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, College of Health and Social Welfare, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK; Emeritus Associate Professor, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
  • Jean Giddens, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Coordinator, MSN Nursing Education Concentration, College of Nursing, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

This is a Pageburst digital textbook; 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.
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  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-10134-9
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I. Foundations for Health Assessment

1. Why Learn Health Assessment?

2. Ethnic Cultural Considerations

3. Interviewing to Obtain a Health History

4. Techniques and Equipment for Physical Assessment

5. General Inspection and Measurement of Vital Signs

6. Pain Assessment

7. Mental Health Assessment

8. Sleep Assessment

9. Nutritional Assessment

II. Health Assessment of the Adult

10. Skin Hair, Nails

11. Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat

12. Lung and Respiratory System

13. Heart and Peripheral Vascular System

14. Abdomen and Gastrointestinal System

15. Musculoskeletal System

16. Neurologic System

17. Breasts and Axillae

18. Reproductive System and the Perineum

III. NEW! Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

19. Developmental Assessment Throughout the Lifespan

20. NEW! Assessment of the Infant and Child

21. Assessment of the Pregnant Client

22. NEW! Assessment of the Older Adult

IV. Putting It All Together

23. Conducting a Head-to-Toe Assessment

24. Documenting the Health Assessment