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Clinical Companion for Health Assessment and Physical Examination

Clinical Companion for Health Assessment and Physical Examination - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0827382435

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ISBN10: 082738243X
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Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Delmar Publications
Published: 1998
International: No

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Clinical Companion for Health Assessment and Physical Examination - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0827382435

Tamera Cauthorne-Burnette and Mary Ellen Zator Estes

ISBN13: 978-0827382435
ISBN10: 082738243X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Delmar Publications

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

Here is a convenient clinical companion for health assessment and physical examination. It is a practical reference tool to be used in clinical settings, not only for nursing students and faculty but also practicing professionals in the field and in continuing education settings. It focuses on physical assessment skills and clinical examination techniques.

ENAP format (examination, normal findings, abnormal findings, pathophysiology) followed consistently for all assessment techniques

approximately 150 line drawings and photos and numerous tables provide visual support for the text

key health history elements are included for each body system to help you target the interview

pathophysiology included for each abnormal finding underscores scientific nature of material which provides basis for making clinical decisions

concise Anatomy and Physiology sections offer overview of key assessment areas

Author Bio

Cauthorne-Burnette, Tamera : University of Virginia

Tamera Cauthorne-Burnette, RN, MSN, FNP, CS is a Clinical Instructor in Nursing, Adjunct Faculty at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is also a Clinician Virginia League for Planned Parenthood and a Private Consultant in Richmond, Virginia.


Estes, Mary Ellen Zator : Marymount University

Mary Ellen Zator Estes, RN, MSN, CCRN is an Assistant Professor for the school of Nursing for Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. She was a former Critical Care Nursing Education Coordinator at The George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

UNIT I: LAYING THE FOUNDATION:

The Nursing Process.
The Patient Interview.
The Complete Health History.

UNIT II: SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS:

Developmental Assessment.
Cultural Assessment.
Spiritual Assessment.
Nutritional Assessment.

UNIT III: PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT:

Physical Assessment Techniques.
General Assessment and Vital Signs.
Skin, Hair, and Nails.
Head and Neck.
Eyes, Ears, Nose, Mouth and Throat.
Breasts and Regional Nodes.
Thorax and Lungs.
Heart and Peripheral Vasculature.
Abdomen.
Musculoskeletal System.
Mental Status and Neurological Techniques.
Female Genitalia.
Male Genitalia.
Anus, Rectum, and Prostate.

UNIT IV: SPECIAL POPULATIONS:

Pregnant Patient.
Pediatric Patient.

UNIT V: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:

The Complete Health and Physical Assessment.


Index.

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