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Health Assessment in Nursing, 5th Edition

ISBN - 9781451142808
Autor(es) - Janet R. Weber, Written Jane H. Kelley
Editora - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Ano de Edição - 2013
N º de Páginas - 912


Innovative, systematic, and easy to understand, Health Assessment in Nursing has already helped thousands of RN-level students develop the comprehensive knowledge base and expert nursing assessment skills necessary for accurate collection of client data.

In this revised Fifth Edition, the authors provide in-depth, accurate information, a compelling Continuing Case Study that covers every step in the assessment process, a focus on diversity and health assessment through the lifespan, a striking photo and illustration program that includes photos of practicing registered nurses and nurse practitioners performing assessments, dynamic online video clips and animations, and much more.

Using this book you’ll have everything at your fingertips to master the knowledge and assessment skills you’ll need in your nursing career.

• Master the “how-to’s” of conducting a nursing assessment through the real world Continuing Case Study in every chapter that introduces a client with a health concern, guides you through investigation of symptoms using the COLDSPA mnemonic, and demonstrates a physical assessment, proper documentation techniques, diagnostic reasoning, and appropriate nursing conclusions.
• Access an easy-to-understand tool for data collection with the Collecting Subjective Data: Nursing Health History table, which presents Information in two columns: Questions that you will ask the client and Rationales explaining why the questions are important.
• Master every aspect of the physical examination through the Collecting Objective Data: Physical Examination table, which illustrates physical examination procedures in a step-by-step fashion across three columns: Assessment Procedure (which explains and illustrates exactly how to perform specific aspects of the examination), Normal Findings, and Abnormal Findings.
• Identify important distinctions  through hundreds of photos exhibited in the Abnormal Findings displays.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Nursing Data Collection, Documentation, and Analysis
Chapter 1 Nurse’s Role in Health Assessment: Collecting and Analyzing Data
Chapter 2 Collecting Subjective Data: The Interview and Health History
Chapter 3 Collecting Objective Data: The Physical Examination
Chapter 4 Validating and Documenting Data
Chapter 5 Thinking Critically to Analyze Data and Make Informed Nursing Judgments

Unit 2: Integrative Holistic Nursing Assessment
Chapter 6 Assessing Mental Status and Substance Abuse
Chapter 7 Assessing Psychosocial, Cognitive, and Moral Development
Chapter 8 Assessing General Status and Vital Signs
Chapter 9 Assessing Pain: The 5th Vital Sign
Chapter 10 Assessing for Violence
Chapter 11 Assessing Culture
Chapter 12 Assessing Spirituality and Religious Practices
Chapter 13 Assessing Nutritional Status

Unit 3: Nursing Assessment of Physical Systems
Chapter 14 Assessing Skin, Hair, and Nails
Chapter 15 Assessing Head and Neck
Chapter 16 Assessing Eyes
Chapter 17 Assessing Ears
Chapter 18 Assessing Mouth, Throat, Nose, and Sinuses
Chapter 19 Assessing Thorax and Lungs
Chapter 20 Assessing Breasts and Lymphatic System
Chapter 21 Assessing Heart and Neck Vessels
Chapter 22 Assessing Peripheral Vascular System
Chapter 23 Assessing Abdomen
Chapter 24 Assessing Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 25 Assessing Neurologic System
Chapter 26 Assessing Male Genitalia and Rectum
Chapter 27 Assessing Female Genitalia and Rectum
Chapter 28 Pulling It All Together: Integrated Head-to-Toe Assessment

Unit 4: Nursing Assessment of Special Groups
Chapter 29 Assessing Childbearing Women
Chapter 30 Assessing Newborns and Infants
Chapter 31 Assessing Children and Adolescents
Chapter 32 Assessing Older Adults
Chapter 33 Assessing Families
Chapter 34 Assessing Communities

A: Nursing History Checklist
B: Physical Assessment Checklist
C: NANDA Approved Nursing Diagnoses
D: Selected Collaborative Problems
E: Canada’s Food Guide


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