Physical examination & health assessment /
Carolyn Jarvis ; original illustrations by Pat Thomas ; assessment photographs by Kevin Strandberg.
5th ed.
St. Louis, Mo. : Saunders Elsevier, 2008.
xx, 902 p. : col. ill., port. ; 29 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
1416032436, 9781416032434
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St. Louis, Mo. : Saunders Elsevier, 2008.
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Critical thinking in health assessment -- Developmental tasks and health -- Promotion across the life cycle -- Cultural competence : cultural care -- The interview -- The complete health history -- Mental status assessment -- Domestic violence assessment -- Assessment techniques and the clinical setting -- General survey, measurement, vital signs -- Pain assessement : the fifth vital sign -- Nutritional assessment -- Skin, hair, and nails -- Head, face, and neck, including regional lymphatics -- Eyes -- Ears -- Nose, mouth, and throat -- Breasts and regional lymphatics -- Thorax and lungs -- Heart and neck vessels -- Peripheral vascular system and lymphatic system -- Abdomen -- Musculoskeletal system -- Neurologic system -- Male genitourinary system -- Anus, rectum, and prostate -- Female genitourinary system -- The complete health assessment: putting it all together -- Reassessment of the hospitalized adult -- The pregnant female -- Functional assessment of the older adult.
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System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Macintosh--OS X (10.2 or later) operating system.
System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Windows--Windows 2000, XP, or Vista, Intel Pentium III processor (or equivalent)/600 MHz or greater.
Accompanying disc provides supplemental material at a basic level: Case studies -- Adult head-to-toe exam video -- Health promotion guides -- Quick assessments for 20 common conditions.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Table of Contents
Assessment of the Whole Person
Critical Thinking in Health Assessment
Developmental Tasks and Health Promotion Across the Life Cycle
Cultural Competence: Cultural Care
The Interview
The Complete Health History
Mental Status Assessment
Domestic Violence
Approach to the Clinical Setting
Assessment Techniques and the Clinical Setting
General Survey, Measurement, Vital Signs
Pain Assessment: the Fifth Vital Sign
Nutritional Assessment
Physical Examination
Skin, Hair, and Nails
Head and Neck, Including Regional Lymphatics
Nose, Mouth, and Throat
Breasts and Regional Lymphatics
Thorax and Lungs
Heart and Neck Vessels
Peripheral Vascular System and Lymphatic System
Musculoskeletal System
Neurologic System
Male Genitourinary System
Anus, Rectum, and Prostate
Female Genitalia
Integration of the Health Assessment
The Complete Health Assessment: Putting It All Together
Reassessment of the Hospitalized PatientNEW!
The Pregnant Female
Functional Assessment of the Older AdultNEW!
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