Clinical Pocket Guide for Health & Physical Assessment in Nursing

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Donita T D'Amico / Colleen Barbarito  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
3
Language
English
Total pages
400
Pub.-date
April 2015
ISBN13
9780134000893
ISBN
0134000897
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Description

Clinical Pocket Guide for Health & Physical Assessment in Nursing is a resource that can be used by novice students and professional nurses alike. For students who don’t take a separate health assessment course who want to supplement their medical-surgical nursing text, the Clinical Pocket Guide is designed to be used as a health assessment primer; it guides the user through the steps of collecting health assessment data.

The focus of this text is comprehensive health assessment, which includes the collection of subjective and objective data. Subjective data encompasses both the patient’s health history and the focused interview. The nurse collects objective data during the physical assessment.

This is a student supplement associated with:
Health & Physical Assessment in Nursing, 3/e
Donita D'Amico
Colleen Barbarito
ISBN: 0133876403

Features

To help readers use this guide effectively, the following features were developed for the body system chapters, chapters 6 through 19:

  • The Anatomy and Physiology Review includes pertinent diagrams and illustrations.
  • Special Considerations sections identify health promotion, psychosocial, cultural and environmental considerations. They also highlight differences in considerations for infants and children, pregnant women, and older adults.
  • Gathering the Data guides the reader through the interviewing process while suggesting specific questions to ask, both generally and related to specific populations.
  • The Physical Assessment process includes Equipment, Helpful Hints, Techniques, Normal Findings, and Abnormal Findings, and Special Considerations.
  • The sections on Abnormal Findings describe and illustrate common conditions.
  • NEW: New to this edition of the pocket guide and main text is Chapter 3, Assessment of Vulnerable Populations. The guide for this chapter includes need-to-know information regarding common barriers to health among various racial and ethnic groups, vulnerabilities based on age and gender, and geographical influences on population vulnerability. Disabled persons and socioeconomic factors are also included in a quick-reference format.

New to this Edition

  • New to this edition of the pocket guide and main text is Chapter 3, Assessment of Vulnerable Populations. The guide for this chapter includes need-to-know information regarding common barriers to health among various racial and ethnic groups, vulnerabilities based on age and gender, and geographical influences on population vulnerability. Disabled persons and socioeconomic factors are also inc

Table of Contents

  1. Health Assessment
  2. Cultural Considerations
  3. Assessment of Vulnerable Populations
  4. Interviewing and Communication Techniques
  5. The Health History
  6. Skin, Hair, and Nails
  7. Head, Neck, and Related Lymphatics
  8. Eye
  9. Ears, Nose, Mouth, and Throat
  10. Respiratory System
  11. Breasts and Axillae
  12. Cardiovascular System
  13. Peripheral Vascular System
  14. Abdomen
  15. Urinary System
  16. Male Reproductive System
  17. Female Reproductive System
  18. Musculoskeletal System
  19. Neurologic System
  20. The Hospitalized Patient
  21. The Complete Health Assessment