Top 60 signs for Nurses

Top 60 signs for Nurses

Quick reference guide for best practice care

1st Edition - May 21, 2017

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  • Authors: Mark Dennis, William Bowen, Lucy Cho
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780729542388

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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.

Key Features

  • 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

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 - Respiratory Signs
    Accessory muscle breathing
    Agonal respiration
    Apnoea
    Asymmetrical chest expansion
    Barrel chest
    Bradypnoea
    Breath Sounds (Vesicular or Normal)
    Bronchial breath sounds
    Reduced or Diminished Breath Sounds
    Crackles (rales)
    Dyspnoea
    Grunting
    Haemoptysis
    Hyperventilation
    Intercostal recession
    Kussmaul’s breathing
    Orthopnoea
    Percussion
    Percussion: dullness
    Percussion: resonance/hyper-resonance
    Platypnoea/Orthodeoxia
    Pursed-lip breathing (PLB)
    Sputum
    Stridor
    Tachypnoea
    Tracheal tug
    Trepopnoea
    Vocal fremitus/tactile fremitus
    Vocal resonance
    Wheeze

    Chapter 2 - Cardiovascular Signs
    Apex beat
    Arterial pulse
    Bradycardia
    Capillary Return Decreased/Delayed
    Cheyne–Stokes breathing
    Clubbing
    Crackles (also rales)
    Cyanosis
    Jugular venous pressure (JVP)
    Peripheral oedema
    Skin Turgor – Decreased
    Tachycardia (sinus)

    Chapter 3 - Haematological/oncological Signs
    Ecchymoses, purpura and petechiae
    Lymphadenopathy

    Chapter 4 - Neurological Signs
    Gag reflex
    Photophobia
    Pinpoint pupils

    Chapter 5 - Gastroenterological Signs
    Ascites
    Bowel sounds: absent
    Bowel sounds: hyperactive (borborygmus)
    Coffee ground vomiting/bloody vomitus/haematemesis
    Guarding
    Haematuria
    Jaundice
    Melaena
    Oliguria/Anuria

    Chapter 6 - Endrocrinological Signs
    Bruising
    Hypotension
    Polydipsia
    Polyuria

Product details

  • No. of pages: 100
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: May 21, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780729542388

About the Authors

Mark Dennis

Affiliations and Expertise

Medical Registrar, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia

William Bowen

Affiliations and Expertise

Resident, Division of Emergency Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans (LSUHSC), New Orleans, Louisiana

Lucy Cho

Affiliations and Expertise

Emergency Registrar, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia

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