Key Features

  • Reading Level: 12.0
  • A clear, conversational writing style makes learning easier.
  • A two-column format distinguishes normal findings from abnormal findings, and uses color, step-by-step photos to clarify examination techniques and expected findings.
  • Over 1,100 full-colour illustrations present anatomy and physiology, examination techniques, and abnormal findings.
  • Developmental considerations help in caring for patients across the lifespan with age-specific assessment techniques for infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, and older adults.
  • Abnormal findings tables include over 300 pathology photos to help in recognizing, sorting, and describing abnormalities.
  • New Special Considerations for Advanced Assessment sections (selected chapters) outline advanced examination techniques and considerations
  • New Critical Findings boxes (selected chapters) identify noteworthy findings during an examination and outline associated nursing actions
  • Promoting Health boxes enable patient teaching and health promotion while performing the health assessment.
  • An emphasis on cultural competencies reflects today’s care considerations for an increasingly diverse patient population.
  • Documentation examples show how to record assessment findings in the patient’s chart, using the SOAP format.
  • Summary checklists provide a quick review of examination steps.
  • A companion Evolve website helps you review key content offering case studies with critical thinking questions, printable health promotion handouts, a head-to-toe examination video, heart and lung sounds, audio chapter summaries, and more.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: ASSESSMENT OF THE WHOLE PERSON

Chapter 1: Critical Thinking and Evidence-Informed Assessment

Chapter 2: Health Promotion in the Context of Health Assessment NEW!

Chapter 3: Cultural Competence: Cultural Care

Chapter 4: The Interview

Chapter 5: The Complete Health History

Chapter 6: Mental Health Assessment

Chapter 7: Substance Use in the Context of Health Assessment NEW!

Chapter 8: Interpersonal Violence Assessment

UNIT 2: APPROACH TO THE CLINICAL SETTING

Chapter 9: Assessment Techniques and the Clinical Setting

Chapter 10: General Survey, Measurement, and Vital Signs

Chapter 11: Pain Assessment

Chapter 12: Nutritional Assessment and Nursing Practice

UNIT 3: PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

Chapter 13: Skin, Hair, and Nails

Chapter 14: Head and Neck, Including Regional Lymphatic System 

Chapter 15: Eyes

Chapter 16: Ears

Chapter 17: Nose, Mouth, and Throat

Chapter 18: Breasts and Regional Lymphatic System 

Chapter 19: Thorax and Lungs

Chapter 20: Heart and Neck Vessels

Chapter 21: Peripheral Vascular System and Lymphatic System

Chapter 22: Abdomen

Chapter 23: Anus, Rectum, and Prostate

Chapter 24: Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 25: Neurological System

Chapter 26: Male Genitourinary System

Chapter 27: Female Genitourinary System

UNIT 4: INTEGRATION OF THE HEALTH ASSESSMENT

Chapter 28: The Complete Health Assessment: Putting It All Together

Chapter 29: Bedside Assessment of the Hospitalized Patient

Chapter 30: Pregnancy

Chapter 31: Functional Assessment of the Older Adult

Details

No. of pages:
912
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders Canada
eBook ISBN:
9781926648798
eBook ISBN:
9781927406878
Print ISBN:
9781926648729

About the editors

Annette Browne

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Affiliations and Expertise

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