Summary: Featuring a comprehensive, well-organized approach, this resource teaches assessment techniques from the most basic skills to more advanced methods for assessing patients in any clinical setting - from the office to the ICU. The new edition provides even more information on key topics, additional case studies and review materials, and a new glossary. Certain topic areas have been streamlined and reorganized for the most effective presentation of material.
Comprehensive approach presents all of the most important aspects and topics of assessment that readers need to effectively assess patients.
Each chapter begins with consistent learning features - Learning Objectives, Chapter Outline, Chapter Overview, and new Key Terms - to prepare readers for the content that will be discussed in that chapter.
Simply Stated boxes contain brief, direct, concise statements about important concepts in the text, highlighting key information to aid in reader comprehension.
Questions to Ask About boxes contain a list of questions practitioners should ask patients about their symptoms or ask themselves when confronted with a certain clinical situation.
Case studies in several chapters provide an opportunity for readers to apply chapter content to realistic clinical scenarios.
Chapter review questions at the end of each chapter help readers review and remember chapter content.
Key Terms lists at the beginning of each chapter highlight important terminology and concepts that will be explained in that chapter.
Glossary of key terms at the back of the book defines important terms identified in each chapter's Key Terms list.
Additionalcase studies in the EKG and hemodynamic monitoring chapters provide further opportunities to apply chapter content in real-life scenarios.
Additional chapter review questions at the end of each chapter enhance student review and retention of chapter material. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:6TH 10 Cover: Paperback Publisher:C.V. Mosby Co. Year Published: 2010 International: No
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