Physical Examination and Health Assessment

Author: Carolyn Jarvis
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 9781455728107
Format: PDF, ePub
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With an easy-to-read approach and unmatched learning resources, Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 7th Edition offers a clear, logical, and holistic approach to physical exams across the lifespan. A total of 1,200 illustrations, checklists of key exam steps, and practical insights ensure that you learn all the physical exam skills you need to know. Written by Carolyn Jarvis, an experienced educator and clinician, this gold standard in physical examination reflects what is going on in nursing today with coverage of emerging trends and the latest on evidence-based practice. It's easy to see why this text is, far and away, #1 in this field! A clear, logical, and streamlined approach simplifies content and helps you learn to perform the complete health assessment: The conversational, easy-to-understand writing style makes learning easier. A two-column format distinguishes normal findings from abnormal findings, and uses step-by-step photos to clarify examination techniques and expected findings. 1,200 full-color illustrations present anatomy and physiology, examination techniques, and abnormal findings. Abnormal findings tables include more than 300 pathophysiology photos to help in recognizing, sorting, and describing abnormalities. Comprehensive coverage reflects the realities of today's nursing practice: NEW content on the Electronic Health Record, charting, and narrative recording provides examples of how to document assessment findings. 150 NEW normal and abnormal examination photos for the nose, mouth, throat, thorax, and pediatric assessment show findings that are unexpected or that require referral for follow-up care, with cultural diversity and developmental variations. UPDATED evidence-based practice content is highlighted and reflects a focus on conducting the most effective, accurate examinations. UPDATED case studies provide opportunities to apply your knowledge and develop your analytical skills. Checklists for use in RN-to-BSN completion programs provide a refresher for seasoned nurses returning to the classroom. A holistic approach to assessment accommodates the diverse types of patients that you will encounter in the real world: Documentation and Critical Thinking sections provide real-world clinical examples of specific patients and how to record assessment findings in the patient's chart, using the SOAP format. Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle boxes enable patient teaching and health promotion while performing the health assessment, and now address the key concept of prevention. Developmental Competence sections provide age-specific assessment techniques for infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, and older adults. Culture and Genetics sections include biocultural and transcultural information on an increasingly diverse patient population. Spanish-language translations highlight important phrases for improved data gathering and communication during the physical examination with Spanish-speaking patients. NEW evidence-based guidelines reflect a focus on conducting the most effective, qualitative exams. NEW Substance Use Assessment chapter addresses this increasingly critical aspect of holistic patient assessments. 100 new photos of step-by-step examination techniques include all-new exam panoramas for key systems. 100 new abnormal findings photos provide instant visual cues for findings that are unexpected or that require referral for follow-up care. Expanded chapter on assessment of the hospitalized adult provides a focused assessment of the patient in the hospital setting. New content on obesity provides current information on this growing health problem.

Pocket Companion for Physical Examination Health Assessment

Author: Carolyn Jarvis
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 9781437714425
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ideal for quick reference in the clinical setting, this portable companion to Carolyn Jarvis' Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 6th Edition summarizes essential assessment skills and techniques for the most effective physical examinations. Access full-color pathology photos and illustrations, health history, examination steps for each body system, normal versus abnormal findings, lifespan and cross-cultural considerations, related nursing diagnoses, and summary checklists anytime you need them with this convenient clinical tool. Convenient, color-coded design helps you easily locate the information you need. More than 160 full-color 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 you to relevant cultural distinctions you may encounter in the clinical setting. Abnormal findings tables provide fast access to key information on many frequently encountered conditions. Spanish-language translation chart helps you ensure accurate, effective examinations of Spanish-speaking patients. Bedside Assessment of the Hospitalized Patient chapter outlines the pertinent assessment steps specific to this patient population. New abnormal findings photos help you recognize and distinguish between abnormal conditions. Additional new full-color examination technique photos clarify exam steps for eyes, nose, mouth, throat, thorax, heart, neck, peripheral vascular, and pediatric exams. Updated evidence-based practice guidelines throughout the guide reflect the most current research and assessment practices.

Handbook of Nursing Diagnosis

Author: Lynda Juall Carpenito-Moyet
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781761307
Format: PDF, Docs
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The newly revised Eleventh Edition of this best-selling handbook is an easy-to-carry, accessible guide to the latest NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses. Section 1 contains all nursing diagnoses, including definitions, characteristics, related factors, outcomes, and interventions. Section 2 contains Diagnostic Clusters with a collaborative focus. Features include Author's Notes, key concepts, interventions with rationales, focus assessment criteria, and outcome criteria. This edition includes listings of associated NIC (Nursing Interventions Classifications) and NOC (Nursing Outcomes Classifications) for every NANDA diagnosis. New diagnoses added and modified in accordance with the latest NANDA meeting are in an appendix for easy access.

Health Assessment Online for Physical Examination and Health Assessment Version 4 Access Code

Author: Carolyn Jarvis
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 9780323322256
Format: PDF, ePub
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Health Assessment Online complements Carolyn Jarvis' Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 6th Edition to give you a dynamic, interactive learning experience. Ideal for clinical reference or case-based learning, this bestselling online course integrates video clips, animations, audio clips, anatomic overlays, interactive exercises, and NCLEX® examination-style review questions into self-paced learning modules to help you learn how to conduct focused, effective physical exams. Self-Paced Learning Modules and Capstone Case Studies use video clips, animations, audio clips, images, and interactive exercises to guide you through foundational content and data gathering for each body system and give you the opportunity to apply what you've learned in a comprehensive case study. These interactive modules: Ensure you are prepared for class Reinforce material you've learned Can be used during self-study or clinical preparation In addition to the self-paced learning modules and capstone case studies, Health Assessment Online helps reinforce your comprehension with alibrary of 8,000 stand-alone assets: Over 400 video clips demonstrating key examination techniques and procedures 130 video clips on pediatric and maternity patients 85 animations that bring important anatomic and physiologic concepts to life 1,050 multiple choice review questions 220 interactive exercises for quizzing or quick review 30 anatomic overlays depicting the anatomy beneath the surface of the skin 75 current lab and diagnostic tests with lab values that can affect assessment findings Glossary with 1,100 terms including audio pronunciations in English and Spanish Electronic Charting Activities provide interactive practice documenting examinations with realistic electronic health records and clinical case studies from the Jarvis 6th edition text. 12 Advanced Practice Case Studies guide you through the examination process for each body system, from recording a patient's history through determining a likely diagnosis. Updated and expanded Multiple Choice Assessment Questions reinforce key points with rationales for every answer. A Media Master List makes it easy to find any video file or animation in the entire course.

Health Assessment for Nursing Practice

Author: Susan F. Wilson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323377785
Format: PDF, Docs
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Today’s nursing students are busier and more pressed for time than ever. The good news is that Health Assessment for Nursing Practice, 6th Edition caters to your needs by focusing only on the information you need to master the core assessment skills and thrive in clinical practice. In addition to its focused content, you can look forward to straightforward and easy-to-understand language; vivid photos; clean page layouts; and of course the latest information on topical things like electronic documentation, QSEN competencies, and cultural considerations. Plus, with its abundance of engaging learning tools - like case studies, procedure videos, animations, and insightful call-outs - you’ll be able to maximize your learning AND study time! Straightforward, easy-to-understand coverage gives readers the knowledge and confidence to perform a complete physical examination. Clear differentiation between basic skills and advanced procedures or special-circumstance procedures helps readers pinpoint essential assessments. Two-column format creates a visual distinction between normal and abnormal findings and techniques. Vivid full-color photos walk readers step-by-step through key assessment techniques to better understand key abnormalities. UNIQUE! Concept Overview boxes present core concepts in the context of health assessment, with discussions of pain, oxygenation, perfusion, tissue integrity, motion, sensory perception, metabolism, and intracranial regulation. UNIQUE! Clinical Reasoning boxes explain the thought process of an experienced nurse making a clinical decision to help readers gain expert perspective on clinical judgment and the decision-making process in nursing practice. UNIQUE! Patients with Situational Variations sections address special circumstances or needs for patients in wheelchairs or other limitations and exam variations. Documenting Expected Findings sections demonstrate how to chart normal findings -- a perpetual area of struggle among nursing students. Review questions in the book help assess reader’s understanding of need-to-know content. UNIQUE! Case studies at the end of each chapter give readers practice in developing clinical reasoning skills in the context of health assessment and physical examination. UNIQUE! Adapting Health Assessment to the Hospitalized Patient chapter explains special techniques for performing a head-to-toe assessment of a patient in a hospital setting. Health Promotion for Evidence-Based Practice boxes apply the U.S. government's Healthy People 2020 objectives and include thorough discussions of recommendations for health promotion and reducing risk. Ethnic, Cultural, and Spiritual Variations boxes help readers anticipate the unique needs of a multicultural patient population. Health Assessment Across the Life Span unit contains four separate chapters that cover all lifespan content, including older adults, pregnant patients, and infants, children, and adolescents. Synthesis and Application of Health Assessment unit details how to conduct, document, and adapt the head-to-toe examination.

Laboratory Manual for Physical Examination Health Assessment

Author: Carolyn Jarvis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323395961
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Get hands-on practice with physical examination and assessment skills! Corresponding to the chapters in Carolyn Jarvis' Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 7th Edition, this lab manual offers a variety of activities, exercises, and checklists to prepare you for the skills laboratory and clinical setting. And with the new NCLEX® exam-style review questions, you’ll be ready to apply your knowledge and to succeed on the NCLEX exam. A variety of learning activities test your understanding with multiple-choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, matching, and review questions. Clinical objectives for each chapter help you study more efficiently and effectively. Regional write-up sheets familiarize you with physical examination forms and offer practice in recording narrative accounts of patient history and examination findings. Anatomy labeling exercises offer additional practice with identifying key anatomy and physiology. Narrative summary forms reflect the charting format used for narrative accounts of health history and for physical examination findings. A comprehensive glossary provides fast, easy access to key terminology and definitions. Reading assignments help you review corresponding chapters in the textbook and include page references. Audio-visual assignments tie videos of specific examination procedures to practical applications in the lab. NEW NCLEX® exam-style review questions help to prepare you for the NCLEX exam. NEW evidence-based guidelines reflect a focus on conducting the most effective, qualitative exams. NEW content on the Electronic Health Record, charting, and narrative recording includes examples of how to document assessment findings.

Physical Examination and Health Assessment E Book

Author: Carolyn Jarvis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 145570590X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With an easy-to-read approach and unmatched learning support, Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 6th Edition offers a clear, logical, and holistic approach to physical exam across the lifespan. Detailed illustrations, summary checklists, and new learning resources ensure that you learn all the skills you need to know. This gold standard in physical exam reflects what is going on in nursing today with coverage of emerging trends and new evidence-based content. It's easy to see why this text is, far and away, #1 in this market! This item is a stand-alone text. A clear, conversational writing style makes learning easier. A two-column format distinguishes normal findings from abnormal findings, and uses color, step-by-step photos to clarify examination techniques and expected findings. Over 1,000 full-color illustrations present anatomy and physiology, examination techniques, and abnormal findings. Developmental considerations help in caring for patients across the lifespan with age-specific assessment techniques for infants, children, adolescents, pregnant females, and older adults. Abnormal findings tables include over 300 pathology photos to help in recognizing, sorting, and describing abnormalities. Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle boxes enable patient teaching and health promotion while performing the health assessment. An emphasis on cultural competencies reflects today's care considerations for an increasingly diverse patient population. Documentation examples show how to record assessment findings in the patient's chart, using the SOAP format. Summary checklists provide a quick review of examination steps. Spanish-language translations on the inside back cover highlight important phrases for better communication during the physical examination. A companion Evolve website helps you review key content offering case studies with critical thinking questions, printable health promotion handouts, a head-to-toe examination video, heart and lung sounds, audio chapter summaries, and more. NEW evidence-based guidelines reflect a focus on conducting the most effective, qualitative exams. NEW Substance Use Assessment chapter addresses this increasingly critical aspect of holistic patient assessments. 100 new photos of step-by-step examination techniques include all-new exam panoramas for key systems. 100 new abnormal findings photos provide instant visual cues for findings that are unexpected or that require referral for follow-up care. Expanded chapter on assessment of the hospitalized adult provides a focused assessment of the patient in the hospital setting. New content on obesity provides current information on this growing health problem.

Health Assessment and Physical Examination

Author: Mary Ellen Zator Estes
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285692276
Format: PDF
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Gain confidence and competence with HEALTH ASSESSMENT & PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, fifth edition! Promoting healthy outcomes in patients begins with thorough and knowledgeable assessment, a key nursing responsibility. As you develop and refine your examination skills, you will learn to view the patient from a holistic perspective of not only physical well-being, but social, spiritual, emotional, and psychological health as well. With HEALTH ASSESSMENT & PHYSICAL EXAMINATION fifth edition you will gain the confidence and technical skills required of a competent and well-trained professional. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Advanced Health Assessment Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care

Author: Joyce E. Dains
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323277284
Format: PDF, ePub
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Take the ‘next step’ in health assessment! Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care, 5th Edition goes beyond basic history and physical examination to help you master the diagnostic reasoning process. You’ll develop this key skill by following assessment guidelines that focus on a specific complaint rather than beginning with a previously established diagnosis or disease entity. Written by advanced practice nursing experts Joyce Dains, Linda Baumann, and Pamela Scheibel, this edition includes new chapters on evidence-based preventive health screening and on heartburn and indigestion, along with a new full-color design. Master the differential diagnosis process outlined in this book, and you’ll be able to accurately diagnose the majority of patients seen in today’s primary care settings. A clear, consistent diagnostic reasoning process takes you to the next step of health assessment — beyond basic history and physical examination to diagnostic reasoning. Diagnostic Reasoning: Focused History sections use ‘self-questions’ to walk you through the thinking process involved in obtaining a pertinent, relevant, problem-specific history that will assist in differential diagnosis. Diagnostic Reasoning: Focused Physical Examination sections explain how to perform more advanced diagnostic techniques and interpret the findings. Key Questions guide you through assessment and toward an accurate diagnosis by listing questions to ask the patient, followed by explanations of what the patient's responses might signify. Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies sections outline the types of studies that might be appropriate based on the focused history and focused physical examination. Differential Diagnosis sections offer the most common diagnoses for each patient problem and summarize the history and physical examination findings, along with recommended laboratory and diagnostic studies. Differential Diagnosis tables provide a quick-reference summary of possible diagnoses for each patient problem. Evidence-Based Practice boxes — more than 30 are NEW — summarize the scientific evidence related to the diagnosis of patient problems. Alphabetical Table of Contents provides a convenient listing of common health problems. NEW Evidence-Based Preventive Health Screening chapter helps you screen for common asymptomatic conditions and promote wellness. NEW Heartburn and Indigestion chapter addresses this common condition and includes important differential diagnoses such as myocardial infarction and cancer of the esophagus. NEW! Separate chapters on limb pain divide the topic by lower extremities and upper extremities, offering more focused, easy-to-locate coverage. NEW! Information on screening for abuse and sexual assault helps in identifying patients who might need additional support or intervention. NEW! Updated information on psychiatric/mental health problems reflects the latest changes in practice as well as changes to the DSM. NEW! More than 20 NEW illustrations enhance content and a full-color design makes topics easier to find.