Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment, Canadian Edition - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781771721493, 9781771721509

Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment, Canadian Edition

3rd Edition

Authors: Carolyn Jarvis
Editors: Annette Browne June MacDonald-Jenkins Marian Luctkar-Flude
eBook ISBN: 9781771721509
Paperback ISBN: 9781771721493
Imprint: Saunders Canada
Published Date: 20th December 2018
Page Count: 312
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Description

The practical nursing handbook you can use in the clinical setting! Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment, Canadian 3rd Edition makes it fast and easy to look up essential assessment skills and techniques. This portable clinical guide helps you conduct more effective exams by referring to summaries of examination steps, normal versus abnormal findings, lifespan and multicultural considerations, and over 200 full-colour photos and illustrations. With added content on the Electronic Health Record, charting, paediatrics, pregnant, and aging adult patients, and narrative recording this handbook is a perfect clinical tool whether you’re a beginner who is learning assessment skills or a practitioner who needs a portable reference!

Key Features

  • Two-column format for examination content makes it easier to access, learn, and understand key physical examination skills and findings.
  • Abnormal findings tables help you to recognize, sort, and describe key abnormal findings.
  • Colour-coded bars visually segment each body system chapter into major sections (anatomy, subjective data, objective data, and abnormal findings) to promote accessibility to content.
  • Summary checklists offer reviews of key examination steps.
  •  Developmental Considerations sections highlight content specific to infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, and older adults.
  • Cultural and Social Considerations sections reflect the cultural diversity of Canada’s population.
  •  More than 200 full-colour illustrations demonstrate examination skills, underlying anatomy and physiology, and normal and abnormal findings to provide you with a complete picture for physical examination.

Table of Contents

  1. The Interview and the Health History
    2. Mental Health Assessment
    3. Assessment Techniques and the Clinical Setting
    4. General Survey, Measurement, Vital Signs, and Pain Assessment
    5. Skin, Hair, and Nails
    6. Head, Face, and Neck, Including Regional Lymphatic System
    7. Eyes
    8. Ears
    9. Nose, Mouth, and Throat
    10. Breasts, Including Regional Lymphatic System
    11. Thorax and Lungs
    12. Heart and Neck Vessels
    13. Peripheral Vascular System and Lymphatic System
    14. The Abdomen
    15. Musculoskeletal System
    16. Neurological System
    17. Male Genitourinary System
    18. Female Genitourinary System
    19. Anus, Rectum, and Prostate
    20. The Complete Health Assessment: Putting It All Together
    21. Bedside Assessment of the Hospitalized Adult

Details

No. of pages:
312
Language:
English
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders Canada
eBook ISBN:
9781771721509
Paperback ISBN:
9781771721493

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

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

June MacDonald-Jenkins, RN, BScN, MSc

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

Marian Lucktkar-Flude, RN, BScN, MScN

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