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Physical Examination and Health Assessment

With an easy-to-read approach and unmatched learning support, Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 6th Edition offers a clear, logical, and holistic approach to physical exam across the lifespan. Detailed illustrations, summary checklists, and new learning resources ensure that you learn all the skills you need to know. This gold standard in physical exam reflects what is going on in nursing today with coverage of emerging trends and new evidence-based content. It's easy to see why this text is, far and away, #1 in this market!

This item is a stand-alone text.

Hardbound, 944 Pages

Published: March 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-0151-7

Contents

  • UNIT 1: ASSESSMENT OF THE WHOLE PERSON

    1. Evidence-Based Assessment

    2. Cultural Competence: Cultural Care

    3. The Interview

    4. The Complete Health History

    5. Mental Status Assessment

    6. Substance Use Assessment NEW!

    7. Domestic Violence Assessment

    UNIT 2: APPROACH TO THE CLINICAL SETTING

    8. Assessment Techniques and the Clinical Setting

    9. General Survey, Measurement, Vital Signs

    10. Pain Assessment: The Fifth Vital Sign

    11. Nutritional Assessment

    UNIT 3: PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

    12. Skin, Hair, and Nails

    13. Head, Face, and Neck, including Regional Lymphatics

    14. Eyes

    15. Ears

    16. Nose, Mouth, and Throat

    17. Breasts and Regional Lymphatics

    18. Thorax and Lungs

    19. Heart and Neck Vessels

    20. Peripheral Vascular System and Lymphatic System

    21. Abdomen

    22. Musculoskeletal System

    23. Neurologic System

    24. Male Genitourinary System

    25. Anus, Rectum, and Prostate

    26. Female Genitourinary System

    UNIT 4: INTEGRATION OF THE HEALTH SYSTEM

    27. The Complete Health Assessment: Putting It All Together

    28. Bedside Assessment of the Hospitalized Adult

    29. The Pregnant Woman

    30. Functional Assessment of the Older Adult

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