Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment Student Lab Manual

1st Edition

ANZ adaptation


  • Andrea Miller
  • Mel Dudson
  • Kathleen Blair
  • Nicole Norman
  • Table of Contents

    Unit 1 Approaches and contexts of health assessment in nursing
    Chapter 1 The Context of Health Assessment
    Chapter 2 Critical Thinking in Health Assessment
    Chapter 3 Developmental Tasks and Health Promotion across the life cycle
    Chapter 4 Cultural competence: Cultural Care
    Chapter 5 Risk and Safety Management: Screening for domestic violence and abuse

    Unit 2 Health assessment tools and techniques
    Chapter 6 The health assessment interview
    Chapter 7 The complete health history
    Chapter 8 Physical assessment techniques
    Chapter 9 General survey, measurement and vital signs
    Chapter 10 Pain assessment: the fifth vital sign

    Unit 3 Assessing activity: Cardiovascular function
    Chapter 11 Peripheral vascular system and lymphatic system
    Chapter 12 Heart and neck vessels

    Unit 4 Assessing activity: Respiratory function
    Chapter 13 Nose, mouth and throat
    Chapter 14 Thorax and lungs

    Unit 5 Assessing activity: Musculoskeletal function
    Chapter 15 Musculoskeletal system

    Unit 6 Assessing nutrition and metabolism
    Chapter 16 Nutritional assessment
    Chapter 17 Skin, hair and nails

    Unit 7 Assessing kidney, bladder and bowel function
    Chapter 18 Urinary tract function
    Chapter 19 Abdomen
    Chapter 20 Bowel function

    Unit 8 Assessing mental status, neurological and sensory function
    Chapter 21 Mental status examination
    Chapter 22 Neurological system
    Chapter 23 Eyes
    Chapter 24 Ears

    Unit 9 Assessing sexuality and reproductive function
    Chapter 25 Female sexual and reproductive function
    Chapter 26 Male genitalia
    Chapter 27 Breasts and regio


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    © 2012
    Saunders Australia
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    About the authors

    Andrea Miller

    BN (Hons), Grad Cert of Stomal Therapy, Grad Cert of University Learning & Teaching, Grad Dip of Health Science, Master of Clinical Nursing, Master of Education

    Mel Dudson

    RN, Grad Cert Clinical Nursing Education

    Kathleen Blair

    Director of Clinical Education Charles Darwin University

    Nicole Norman

    Bachelor of Nursing, Grad Cert in Emergency Nursing, Grad Cert in University Teaching and Learning