- 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.
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