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Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment

Ideal for quick reference in the clinical setting, this portable companion to Carolyn Jarvis' Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 6th Edition summarizes essential assessment skills and techniques for the most effective physical examinations. Access full-color pathology photos and illustrations, health history, examination steps for each body system, normal versus abnormal findings, lifespan and cross-cultural considerations, related nursing diagnoses, and summary checklists anytime you need them with this convenient clinical tool.

Paperback, 304 Pages

Published: April 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-1442-5


  • 1. The Interview and the Health History

    2. Mental Status

    3. Assessment Techniques and the Clinical Setting

    4. The General Survey, Measurement, Vital Signs, and Pain Assessment

    5. Skin, Hair, and Nails

    6. Head, Face, and Neck, Including Regional Lymphatics

    7. Eyes

    8. Ears

    9. Nose, Mouth, and Throat

    10. Breasts and Axillae, Including Regional Lymphatics

    11. Thorax and Lungs

    12. Heart and Neck Vessels

    13. Peripheral Vascular System and Lymphatics

    14. Abdomen

    15. Musculoskeletal System

    16. Neurologic System

    17. Male Genitourinary System

    18. Female Genitourinary System

    19. Anus, Rectum, and Prostate

    20. Integration of the Complete Physical Examination

    21. Bedside Assessment of the Hospitalized Patient NEW!


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