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.