Mosby's Pocket Guide for Health Assessment

6th Edition


  • Pamela Weilitz
  • Patricia Potter
    • Print ISBN 9780323042291

    Key Features

    • Chapters take a consistent, step-by-step approach to body system assessment with headings for Critical Thinking Application, Equipment, Patient Preparation, and History.
    • Unexpected Assessment Findings present Findings, Significance, and Nursing Interventions for situations requiring immediate action.
    • Highlights important patient safety, comfort, and effective assessment information.
    • Delegation Considerations define the appropriate role of assistive personnel.
    • Patient Education sections emphasize teaching opportunities in client interactions.

    Table of Contents

    1. Critical Thinking and Clinical Decision Making

    2. Application of Critical Thinking and Clinical Decision Making

    3. Nursing Health History and Interview Process

    4. Preparing for the Physical Examination

    5. Integument

    6. Head, Neck, and Lymph Nodes

    7. Eyes

    8. Ears

    9. Nose and Sinuses

    10. Mouth, Pharynx, and Throat

    11. Thorax and Lungs

    12. Heart and Vascular System

    13. Breasts

    14. Abdomen

    15. Female Genital-Urinary

    16. Male Genital-Urinary

    17. Rectum and Anus

    18. Musculoskeletal System

    19. Neurological System

    20. Nutrition


    Appendix A: NANDA List of Nursing Diagnosis

    Appendix B: Temperature Conversion Chart

    Appendix C: Adult Height and Weight Table

    Appendix D: Body Mass Index

    Appendix E: Snellen Eye Chart

    Appendix F: E Chart

    Appendix G: Rosenbaum Chart for Near Vision

    Appendix H: U.S. Food Guide Pyramid

    Appendix I: Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating

    Appendix J: Vegetarian Food Pyramid


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