Physical Examination and Health Assessment - Canadian - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781771721547, 9781771721561

Physical Examination and Health Assessment - Canadian

3rd Edition

Authors: Carolyn Jarvis
Editors: Annette Browne June MacDonald-Jenkins Marian Luctkar-Flude
eBook ISBN: 9781771721561
eBook ISBN: 9781771721554
Hardcover ISBN: 9781771721547
Imprint: Saunders Canada
Published Date: 12th November 2018
Page Count: 960
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Description

Get a clear, logical, and holistic approach to physical examination and health assessment across the lifespan! Using easy-to-follow language, detailed illustrations, summary checklists, and new learning resources Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 3rd Canadian Edition is the gold-standard in physical examination textbooks. This new edition reflects the latest in what is happening in nursing today with coverage of emerging trends, examples of how to document patient assessments using the Electronic Health Record, and new evidence-informed content throughout. It's easy to see why this text is #1 with Canadian nursing students!

Key Features

  • A two-column format distinguishes normal findings from abnormal findings, and uses colour, step-by-step photos to clarify examination techniques and expected findings.
  • Sectional colour bars segment body systems according to content (Structure and Function, Subjective Data, Objective Data, Documentation and Critical Thinking, Abnormal Findings).
  • Summary checklists offer reviews of key examination steps.
  • Documentation and Critical Thinking sections provide real world clinical examples of specific patients and how to document assessment findings.
  • Abnormal findings tables help you recognize, sort, and describe abnormalities.
  • Separate chapter on Pregnancy provides a thorough foundation for assessing the pregnant patient.
  • Developmental Considerations sections highlight content specific to infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, and older adults.
  • Promoting Health boxes focus on this key aspect of Canadian health care.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: ASSESSMENT OF THE WHOLE PERSON
1. Critical Thinking and Evidence-Informed Assessment
2. Health Promotion in the Context of Health Assessment
3. Cultural Competence: Cultural Care
4. The Interview
5. The Complete Health History
6. Mental Health Assessment
7. Substance Use in the Context of Health Assessment NEW!
8. Interpersonal Violence Assessment

UNIT 2: APPROACH TO THE CLINICAL SETTING
9.  Assessment Techniques and the Clinical Setting
10. General Survey, Measurement, and Vital Signs
11. Pain Assessment
12. Nutritional Assessment and Nursing Practice

UNIT 3: PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
13. Skin, Hair, and Nails
14. Head and Neck, Including Regional Lymphatic System
15. Eyes
16. Ears
17. Nose, Mouth, and Throat
18. Breasts and Regional Lymphatic System
19. Thorax and Lungs
20. Heart and Neck Vessels
21. Peripheral Vascular System and Lymphatic System
22. Abdomen
23. Anus, Rectum, and Prostate
24. Musculoskeletal System
25. Neurological System
26. Male Genitourinary System
27. Female Genitourinary System

UNIT 4: INTEGRATION OF THE HEALTH ASSESSMENT
28. The Complete Health Assessment: Putting It All Together
29. Bedside Assessment of the Hospitalized Patient
30. Pregnancy
31. Functional Assessment of the Older Adult

Details

No. of pages:
960
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders Canada 2019
Published:
12th November 2018
Imprint:
Saunders Canada
eBook ISBN:
9781771721561
eBook ISBN:
9781771721554
Hardcover ISBN:
9781771721547

About the Author

Carolyn Jarvis

Carolyn Jarvis, PhD, APRN, CNP

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Nursing, Illinois Wesleyan University; Nurse Practitioner, Community Health Care Clinic, Bloomington, Illinois

About the Editor

Annette Browne

Annette J. Browne, PhD, RN

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Distinguished University Scholar, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

June MacDonald-Jenkins

June MacDonald-Jenkins, RN, BScN, MSc

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean of Health, Human & Justice Studies, Loyalist College, Belleville, ON

Marian Luctkar-Flude

Marian Lucktkar-Flude, RN, PhD

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Queen's University School of Nursing, Kingston, ON.