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Pocket Guide for Health & Physical Assessment in Nursing, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Donita T D'Amico, Colleen Barbarito

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: May 26, 2011

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For beginning-level courses in baccalaureate and associate degree nursing programs that cover health assessment or physical assessment, such as Fundamentals of Nursing Practice and Introduction to Concepts of Nursing Practice; will also supplement courses in Medical-Surgical Nursing.


This up-to-date text will help beginning nursing students master essential physical and health assessment skills, and integrate those skills with critical thinking, nursing processes, age span development, culture, and health promotion. It systematically prepares students for success: readers first learn each technique; then demonstrate their skills; and finally, practice and test themselves. The authors begin with the goals of health assessment and other basic concepts. In the second half, organized by body systems, each chapter reviews anatomy and physiology, teaches students how to conduct interviews, and walks through complete assessments. This edition’s improvements include extensive new evidence-based practice resources; expanded coverage of obesity; and more student learning resources.


Table of Contents

1.         Health Assessment

2.         Wellness & Health Promotion

3.         Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

4.         Cultural Considerations

5.         Psychosocial Assessment

6.         Techniques & Equipment

7.         General Survey

8.         Pain Assessment

9.         Nutritional Assessment

10.       The Health History

11.       Skin, Hair & Nails

12.       Head, Neck & Related Lymphatics

13.       Eye

14.       Ears, Nose, Mouth & Throat

15.       Respiratory System

16.       Breasts and Axillae

17.       Cardiovascular System

18.       Peripheral Vascular System

19.       Abdomen

20.       Urinary System

21.       Male Reproductive System

22.       Female Reproductive System

23.       Musculoskeletal System

24.       Neurologic System

25.       Assessment of Infants, Children & Adolescents

26.       The Pregnant Female

27.       Assessing the Older Adult

28.       Putting it all Together

29.       Assessment of the Hospitalized Client


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$25.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-284331-7