Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment, Canadian Edition - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781927406106, 9781927406090

Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment, Canadian Edition

2nd Edition

Authors: Carolyn Jarvis
Editors: Annette Browne June MacDonald-Jenkins Marian Luctkar-Flude
eBook ISBN: 9781927406090
eBook ISBN: 9781927406984
Imprint: Saunders Canada
Published Date: 21st November 2013
Page Count: 304

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Ideal for quick reference in the clinical setting, this portable companion to Carolyn Jarvis’ Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 2nd Canadian Edition summarizes essential assessment skills and techniques for the most effective physical examinations. This convenient clinical tool provides fast, easy access to full-colour pathology photos and illustrations, health history, examination steps for each body system, normal versus abnormal findings, lifespan and cultural considerations, nursing diagnoses, and summary checklists.

Key Features

  • Convenient, colour-coded design helps students easily locate the information they need.
  • More than 200 full-colour illustrations clearly demonstrate important anatomy and physiology concepts, examination steps, and normal and abnormal findings.
  • Age-specific developmental competencies highlight important considerations for pediatric, pregnant, and aging patients.
  • Cultural competency icons alert students to relevant cultural considerations in the clinical setting.
  • Abnormal findings tables provide fast access to key information on many frequently encountered conditions.

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. NEW! Bedside Assessment of the Hospitalized Adult


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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.