Summary: This information-packed, easy-to-use pocket guide serves both as a reference for nurses working in clinical settings and as a student text for programs that offer condensed coverage of health assessment in lieu of a more comprehensive, more expensive book. Organized by body systems, the focus of this updated edition remains on assessing, documenting, and reporting the current status and changes in the condition of patients for all age groups.
Added focus on pain assessment and documentation, which is now required by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO).
Expanded coverage of dental history and problems, obesity and diabetes, assessment of mental symptoms and behavior, and abuse and/or neglect.
Additional color figures further illustrate procedures. Tables and appendices are revised and updated.
More pediatric coverage on breast development for children, abuse, and asthma.
More geriatric coverage on assessing edema, circulation and skin problems, nutritional needs, medications, and vitamins.
Focuses on health promotion and wellness, community resources, payment mechanisms, specialized communication techniques based on age, ethnicity, and culture, and the use of alternative and complementary therapies.
Clinical alert sections detail, in color, special instructions for assessments or concerns related to findings.
Edition/Copyright:4TH 05 Cover: Paperback Publisher:F. A. Davis Co. Published: 03/28/2005 International: No
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Part 1: The Client Interview and Health History
1. Overview of the Nursing Process 2. Communication Skills 3. Health History Guidelines
Part 2: The Physical Examination
4. Physical Examination Guidelines
Part 3: Body Organ and System Assessment
5. General Overview (With Examples) 6. Integument 7. Head 8. Neck 9. Eyes 10. Ears 11. Nose and Sinuses 12. Mouth and Throat 13. Lungs and Thorax 14. Breasts and Axillae 15. Cardiovascular System 16. Abdomen 17. Musculoskeletal System 18. Neurologic System 19. Male Genitourinary System and Rectum 20. Female Genitourinary System and Rectum 21. Pregnancy
A. NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses B. Age Categories and Labels and Words Used for Older People C. Sample Health History Form D. Sample Mental Status Flow Sheet E. The Folstein Mini-Mental State Examination (Test of Cognitive Function) F. Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living G. Apgar Scoring System H. Recommended Childhood, Adolescent, and Adult Immunization Schedule I. Examples of Pediatric Developmental Milestones J. Sample of Community Resources Available for Older People K. Sample Adult Physical Assessment Form with Guide L. Seven Warning Signs of Cancer M. Suggested Schedule of Health Screening for People Age 65 and Older With No Symptoms N. Food Guide Pyramid O. Healthy Weight Charts and Body Mass Index (BMI) P. Physical Signs of Malnutrition and Deficiency State Q. A Guide for Healthy Aging R. Recommended Dietary Nutrients and Sources S. Glasgow Coma Scale T. Client Positions U. Conversion Rules V. Weights and Measures W. Fahrenheit and Celsius Scales X. Medication Card Y. Newborn Physical Assessment Guide
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