Presented in a useful handbook style, Top 60 Signs for Nurses: Quick reference guide for best practice care outlines the evidence base and clinical value of each clinical sign to assist with interpretation.
Each of the signs is related back to the mechanism of action along with clearly documented research to demonstrate the evidence base associated with this sign.
- Signs are ordered alphabetically within each chapter outlining a specific body system
- Extensive reference lists of up-to-date literature strengthen the authority of the content
- Clinical Pearls highlight the main signs which students and graduate nurses should look out for to help them identify conditions with which the patients present
Chapter 1 - Respiratory Signs
Accessory muscle breathing
Asymmetrical chest expansion
Breath Sounds (Vesicular or Normal)
Bronchial breath sounds
Reduced or Diminished Breath Sounds
Pursed-lip breathing (PLB)
Vocal fremitus/tactile fremitus
Chapter 2 - Cardiovascular Signs
Capillary Return Decreased/Delayed
Crackles (also rales)
Jugular venous pressure (JVP)
Skin Turgor – Decreased
Chapter 3 - Haematological/oncological Signs
Ecchymoses, purpura and petechiae
Chapter 4 - Neurological Signs
Chapter 5 - Gastroenterological Signs
Bowel sounds: absent
Bowel sounds: hyperactive (borborygmus)
Coffee ground vomiting/bloody vomitus/haematemesis
Chapter 6 - Endrocrinological Signs
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Emergency Registrar, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
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