Key Features

  • A comprehensive approach covers all of the most important aspects of assessment, so you can assess patients effectively.
  • Case studies offer real-life clinical scenarios challenging you to interpret data and make accurate patient assessments.
  • Assessment questions help you review by reflecting the learning objectives and the NBRC Exam format, with answers including rationales for correct answer options.
  • Ask Yourself boxes list questions that you should ask patients (e.g., coughing, sputum, shortness of breath) or ask yourself (e.g., lung sounds you are hearing, blood pressure, respiratory rate).
  • Simply Stated boxes highlight and promote understanding of important concepts.
  • Learning objectives, chapter outlines, chapter overviews, and key terms lists begin each chapter, preparing you for the key topics and content you will learn.
  • Key Point summaries at the end of each chapter emphasize the learning objectives and provide an overview of important material.

Table of Contents

1. Preparing for the Patient Encounter

2. The Medical History and the Interview

3. Cardiopulmonary Symptoms

4. Vital Signs

5. Fundamentals of Physical Examination

6. Neurologic Assessment

7. Clinical Laboratory Studies

8. Interpretation of Blood Gases

9. Pulmonary Function Testing

10. Chest Imaging

11. Electrocardiography

12. Neonatal and Pediatric Assessment

13. Older Patient Assessment

14. Monitoring in Critical Care

15. Vascular Pressure Monitoring

16. Cardiac Output Measurement

17. Bronchoscopy

18. Nutritional Assessment

19. Sleep and Breathing Assessment

20. Home Care Patient Assessment

21. Documentation

Appendix A: Answer Key

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Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323100328
Electronic ISBN:
9780323171724