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cover image - Pocket Companion for Physical Examination & Health Assessment - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card),9th Edition
ISBN: 9780323827867
Publication Date: 01-19-2023
Page Count: 336
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $51.99

Pocket Companion for Physical Examination & Health Assessment - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 9th Edition

by Carolyn Jarvis, PhD, APN, CNP and Ann L. Eckhardt, PhD, RN

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource - Access Card

ISBN: 9780323827867
Publication Date: 01-19-2023
Page Count: 336
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $51.99
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A concise, practical handbook for the assessment lab and the clinical setting, Jarvis’s Pocket Companion for Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 9th Edition makes it fast and easy to review essential assessment skills and techniques. Students will learn to conduct more effective exams by referring to summaries of examination steps, comparisons of normal versus abnormal findings, lifespan and cultural considerations, integration of QSEN safety competencies, and more than 250 full-color photos and drawings. Written by renowned educator and clinician Dr. Carolyn Jarvis, now joined by co-author Dr. Ann L. Eckhardt, this companion handbook is an ideal clinical tool for beginners learning health assessment skills or practitioners in need of a portable reference!

    • Color-coded format helps users easily locate the information they need, with each body system chapter divided into major sections — Anatomy, Subjective Data, Objective Data, and Abnormal Findings.
    • Abnormal findings tables help students recognize, classify, and describe key abnormal findings.
    • Health Promotion and Patient Teaching sections underscore the unique role of nurses, especially advanced practice nurses, in health promotion.
    • Developmental Competence sections highlight content specific to infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, and older adults.
    • Summary checklists review key examination steps for quick reference.
    • Spanish-language translation chart helps improve communication with Spanish-speaking patients during the physical examination.
    • UPDATED! Content corresponds to the 9th edition of the Jarvis textbook and represents the latest research and evidence-based practice.
    • NEW! Increased focus of social determinants of health (SODH) addresses the disparities that can affect health outcomes, enabling a whole-health approach.
    • NEW! Health Promotion Points lists for every system/region promote optimal patient health during the physical exam.
    • NEW! Inclusive photos identify common skin conditions in both light skin and dark skin, increasing representation for better health outcomes.
    • NEW! Refocused and retitled Genetics and Environment sections highlight key parameters that have an impact on patient health.
  • 1. The Interview and the Health History
    2. Mental Status
    3. Assessment Techniques and the Clinical Setting
    4. The General Survey, Measurement, Vital Signs, and Pain Assessment
    5. Skin, Hair, and Nails
    6. Head, Face, and Neck, Including Regional Lymphatics
    7. Eyes
    8. Ears
    9. Nose, Mouth, and Throat
    10. Breasts and Axillae, Including Regional Lymphatics
    11. Thorax and Lungs
    12. Heart and Neck Vessels
    13. Peripheral Vascular System and Lymphatics
    14. Abdomen
    15. Musculoskeletal System
    16. Neurologic System
    17. Male Genitourinary System
    18. Female Genitourinary System
    19. Anus, Rectum, and Prostate
    20. Integration of the Complete Physical Examination
    21. Bedside Assessment and Electronic Documentation
    Index
  • Carolyn Jarvis, PhD, APN, CNP, Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, Illinois Wesleyan University; Certified Nurse Practitioner (retired), Bloomington, Illinois and Ann L. Eckhardt, PhD, RN, Associate Chair of Clinical Education, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Department of Graduate Nursing, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
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