Jarvis's Health Assessment and Physical Examination vbk, 3rd Edition
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The third edition of Jarvis’s Health Assessment and Physical Examination is an ideal text for undergraduate nursing students new to health assessment and registered nurses wishing to further develop and refine their skills. Advanced health assessment skills are described and will be useful for Nurse Practitioner candidates.
The textbook is colour-coded and easy to follow. Each chapter sets out the eight key elements of health assessment: structure and function, developmental considerations, social and cultural considerations, subjective data, objective data, promoting a healthy lifestyle, documentation and critical thinking and abnormal findings. Advanced concepts allow students to progress once they understand the basics.
Edited by Helen Forbes and Elizabeth Watt, this comprehensive text has been adapted and updated by leading academics and expert clinicians across Australia and New Zealand.
- Increased content on screening for family violence and abuse and mental health assessment
- A suite of point of view videos demonstrating core health assessment techniques for some of the difficult skills and concepts related to health assessment examinations
Unit 1: Approaches and contexts of health assessment in nursing 1. The context and frameworks of health assessment 2. Critical thinking in health assessment 3. Developmental tasks across the life span 4. Cultural safety 5. Screening for family violence and abuse 6. Screening for substance abuse
Unit 2: Health assessment tools and techniques 7. The health assessment interview 8. The health history 9. Physical assessment techniques 10. General survey and vital signs
Unit 3: Assessing mental health, neurological and sensory function 11. Mental health assessment 12. Neurological assessment 13. Pain assessment 14. Eye assessment 15. Ear assessment
Unit 4: Assessing cardiovascular function 16. Peripheral vascular assessment 17. Cardiac assessment
Unit 5: Assessing respiratory function 18. Upper airways assessment 19. Lower airways assessment
Unit 6: Assessing musculoskeletal function 20. Musculoskeletal assessment
Unit 7: Assessing nutrition and metabolic function 21. Nutritional and metabolic assessment 22. Skin, hair and nails assessment
Unit 8: Urinary and bowel function 23. Abdominal assessment 24. Assessment of urinary function 25. Assessment of bowel function
Unit 9: Assessing sexuality and reproductive function 26. Female sexual and reproductive assessment 27. Male sexual and reproductive assessment 28. Breasts assessment 29. Assessing the pregnant woman
Unit 10: Utilising health assessment in practice 30. The complete health assessment: putting it all together
Helen Forbes, RN, BAppSc (Adv Nurs) (La Trobe University), MEdStudies (Monash University), PhD (University of Sydney), Associate Head of School (Teaching & Learning) School of Nursing & Midwifery, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria and Elizabeth Watt, RN, DipN (College of Nursing Australia), BAppSc (Adv Nurs) (Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences), MNS (La Trobe University), Cert Prom Cont, FACN, Year 3 Coordinator and Course Coordinator Master of Nursing (Urological & Continence) Course, La Trobe University/Austin Health Clinical School of Nursing, School of Nursing & Midwifery (Melbourne Campus), Victoria