Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment, Canadian Edition

Edited by

  • Annette Browne, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia; New Investigator, Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Scholar, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Vancouver, BC
  • June MacDonald-Jenkins, RN, BScN, MSc, Professor, School of Health and Community Studies, Durham College; Assistant Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON
  • Marian Luctkar-Flude, RN, BScN, MScN, Health Assessment Lecturer & Course Coordinator, School of Nursing; Nursing Lab Coordinator, Faculty of Health Sciences Patient Simulation Lab, Queen's University; Project Coordinator, Interprofessional Health Education Through Patient Simulation; Nursing Research Program Coordinator, Nursing Research Unit, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, ON

By

  • Carolyn Jarvis, PhD, APN, CNP, Professor, School of Nursing, Illinois Wesleyan University; Nurse Practitioner, Community Health Care Clinic, Bloomington, Illinois

Ideal for quick reference in the clinical setting, this portable companion to Carolyn Jarvis’ Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 2nd Canadian Edition summarizes essential assessment skills and techniques for the most effective physical examinations. This convenient clinical tool provides fast, easy access to full-colour pathology photos and illustrations, health history, examination steps for each body system, normal versus abnormal findings, lifespan and cultural considerations, nursing diagnoses, and summary checklists.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2013
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-927406-10-6


Table of Contents

1. The Interview and the Health History
2. Mental Health Assessment
3. Assessment Techniques and the Clinical Setting
4. General Survey, Measurement, Vital Signs, and Pain Assessment
5. Skin, Hair, and Nails
6. Head, Face, and Neck, Including Regional Lymphatic System
7. Eyes
8. Ears
9. Nose, Mouth, and Throat
10. Breasts, Including Regional Lymphatic System
11. Thorax and Lungs
12. Heart and Neck Vessels
13. Peripheral Vascular System and Lymphatic System
14. The Abdomen
15. Musculoskeletal System
16. Neurological System
17. Male Genitourinary System
18. Female Genitourinary System
19. Anus, Rectum, and Prostate
20. The Complete Health Assessment: Putting It All Together
21. NEW! Bedside Assessment of the Hospitalized Adult