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cover image - Health Assessment for Nursing Practice Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card),7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323763219
Copyright: 2022
Publication Date: 02-22-2021
Page Count: 560
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $94.99

Health Assessment for Nursing Practice Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 7th Edition

by Susan Fickertt Wilson, PhD, RN and Jean Foret Giddens, PhD, RN, FAAN

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cover image - Health Assessment for Nursing Practice Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card),7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323763219
Copyright: 2022
Publication Date: 02-22-2021
Page Count: 560
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $94.99
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Prepare your students with need-to-know physical exam concepts and content and help them succeed on the Next Generation NCLEX® Examination (NGN)! Health Assessment for Nursing Practice, 7th Edition focuses on what students need to know, providing easy-to-understand guidelines and timesaving teaching and learning tools that demonstrate how to perform an effective physical examination. New to this edition is a greater emphasis on normal findings and less on abnormal findings, new LGBTQ+ Considerations boxes, and new NGN Exam-style case studies. An ideal solution for nursing students in today’s concept-based curricula as well as traditional curricula, this book has everything you need to help your students succeed on the NGN, conduct and document an accurate assessment, and prepare for clinical practice.

    • Straightforward, easy-to-understand coverage gives students the essential knowledge and confidence to perform an effective health assessment and physical examination.
    • NEW! NGN-style case studies on Evolve provide students with optimal preparation for the Next Generation NCLEX® Examination.
    • NEW! LGBTQ+ Considerations boxes summarize special assessment considerations for LGBTQ+ clients.
    • NEW! Updated coverage of signs of abuse, neglect, and human trafficking equips students to become mandatory reporters of these growing health problems.
    • NEW! Updated, full-color photos and illustrations accurately represent assessment techniques and the latest examination equipment.
    • NEW! Increased emphasis on normal findings is incorporated into the text, test bank, and PowerPoint® slides, along with a reduced emphasis on uncommon findings to focus on need-to-know content for beginning nurse generalists.
    • NEW emphasis in the Adapting Health Assessment chapter describes how to adjust the care of patients with a variety of conditions or limitations, such as patients with IVs, casts, and catheters.
    • NEW! Updated information on cultural and religious preferences and practices describes how these factors can have an impact on health assessment.
    • NEW! UPDATED coverage addresses the latest evidence-based guidelines on pain assessment.
    • NEW! Enhanced Review Questions prepare students for the NCLEX exam, with cognitive levels raised from "remembering" and "understanding" levels to "applying" and above to prepare students for clinical practice.
    • Clear differentiation between basic skills and advanced skills helps readers separate basic procedures from those that would be performed by an advanced practitioner or only in special circumstances.
    • Proven two-column format links assessment techniques with normal and abnormal findings.
    • UNIQUE! Concept Overview boxes present core concepts in the context of health assessment, making this book ideal for concept-based curricula and other programs seeking to reduce content saturation.
    • UNIQUE! Clinical Reasoning boxes provide insight by explaining the thought process of an experienced nurse making a clinical decision.
    • Patients with Situational Variations sections address special circumstances or needs of patients who are hearing impaired, in wheelchairs, or have other limitations.
    • Documenting Expected Findings sections demonstrate how to chart normal findings, including documentation in the electronic health record.
    • Case Studies at the end of each chapter give subjective and objective data about a patient and ask the student to use clinical judgment skills to answer questions.
    • Health Assessment Across the Life Span unit contains four chapters that cover the examination of patients of different ages, including older adults, pregnant patients, infants, children, and adolescents.
    • Synthesis and Application of Health Assessment unit provides guidelines for combining the body system assessments into one comprehensive examination, for communicating the findings to other health care professionals, and for adapting the assessment to patients in a hospital setting.
    • NEW! NGN-style case studies provide optimal preparation for the Next Generation NCLEX® Examination.
    • NEW! LGBTQ+ Considerations boxes summarize special assessment considerations for LGBTQ+ clients.
    • NEW! Updated coverage of signs of abuse, neglect, and human trafficking equips you to become a mandatory reporter of these growing health problems.
    • NEW! Updated, high-quality illustrations accurately represent assessment techniques and the latest examination equipment.
    • NEW! Increased emphasis on normal findings is incorporated into the text along with a reduced emphasis on uncommon findings.
    • NEW emphasis in the Adapting Health Assessment chapter describes how to adjust your care for patients with a variety of conditions or limitations, such as patients with IVs, casts, and catheters.
    • NEW! Updated information on cultural and religious preferences and practices describes how these factors can have an impact on health assessment.
    • NEW! UPDATED coverage addresses the latest evidence-based guidelines on pain assessment.
    • NEW! Enhanced Review Questions prepare you for the NCLEX exam, with cognitive levels raised from "remembering" and "understanding" levels to "applying" and above to prepare you for clinical practice.
  • Unit I: Foundations for Health Assessment
    1. Introduction to Health Assessment
    2. Interviewing Patients to Obtain a Health History
    3. Techniques and Equipment for Physical Assessment
    4. General Inspection and Measurement of Vital Signs
    5. Ethnic, Cultural, and Spiritual Considerations
    6. Pain Assessment
    7. Mental Health and Abusive Behavior Assessment
    8. Nutritional Assessment
    Unit II: Health Assessment of the Adult
    9. Skin, Hair, and Nails
    10. Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat
    11. Lungs and Respiratory System
    12. Heart and Peripheral Vascular System
    13. Abdomen and Gastrointestinal System
    14. Musculoskeletal System
    15. Neurologic System
    16. Breasts and Axillae
    17. Reproductive System and the Perineum
    Unit III: Health Assessment Across the Life Span
    18. Developmental Assessment Throughout the Life Span
    19. Assessment of the Infant, Child, and Adolescent
    20. Assessment of the Pregnant Patient
    21. Assessment of the Older Adult
    Unit IV: Synthesis and Application of Health Assessment
    22. Conducting a Head-to-Toe Examination
    23. Documenting the Head-to-Toe Health Assessment
    24. Adapting Health Assessment
    Appendixes
    A: Abbreviations
    B: Answer Key
    Index
  • Susan Fickertt Wilson, PhD, RN, Emeritus Associate Professor, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas and Jean Foret Giddens, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean, School of Nursing, University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas
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