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Author Jensen, Sharon, 1955- author

Title Nursing health assessment : a best practice approach / Sharon Jensen, MN, RN, Instructor, School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
Edition Second edition
Published Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health, [2015]


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Description xxx, 903 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm
Contents Unit 1: Foundations of nursing health assessment -- The nurses role in health assessment -- The health history and interview -- Physical examination techniques and equipment. Unit 2: General examinations -- Vital signs and general survey -- Pain assessment -- Nutrition assessment -- Assessment of developmental stages -- Mental health and violence assessment -- Asssessment of social, cultural, and spiritual health. Unit 3: Regional examinations -- Skin, hair, and nails assessment -- Head and neck, including lymph nodes and vessels -- Eyes assessment -- Ears assessment -- Nose, sinuses, mouth, and throat -- Thorax and lung assessment -- Heart and neck vessels assessment -- Peripheral vascular and lymphatic assessment -- Breasts and axillae assessment -- Abdominal assessment -- Musculoskeletal assessment -- Neurological assessment -- Male genitalia and rectal assessment -- Femal genitalia and rectal assessment. Unit 4: Special populations and foci -- Pregnant women -- Newborns and infants -- Children and adolescents -- Older adults. Unit 5: Putting it all together -- Assessment of the hospitalized adult -- Head-to-toe assessment of the adult
Summary "Develop the assessment knowledge and skills you need for clinical practice with Nursing Health Assessment: A Best Practice Approach, 2e. This proven book emphasizes health promotion, risk factor reduction, evidence-based thinking, and diagnostic reasoning. You will learn strategies for adapting questions and techniques when communication is challenging, the patient's responses are unexpected, or the patient's condition changes over time. Unique features help you apply and analyze concepts and prepare you for effective practice in any health care setting."--
Notes Previous edition 2011
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Medical history taking -- Methods -- Case Reports
Nursing assessment -- Methods -- Case Reports
Nursing assessment.
Physical Examination -- methods -- Case Reports
Nursing Assessment -- methods.
Nursing Assessment -- standards.
Medical History Taking -- methods.
Nursing Assessment.
Physical Examination -- methods.
Medical History Taking -- methods.
Nursing Assessment -- methods.
Physical Examination -- methods.
Genre/Form Case Reports.
LC no. 2014028217
ISBN 9781451192865 (hbk : alk. paper)