Health Assessment for Nursing Practice - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)

By

  • 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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Published:

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-10134-9

  • 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

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