Student Laboratory Manual for Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 6th Edition

Student Laboratory Manual for Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 6th Edition


Reinforce your understanding of essential examination and assessment skills and with this lab manual companion to Carolyn Jarvis' Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 6th Edition. A wide variety of checklists, activities, and exercises challenge you to apply your knowledge and provide hands-on practice.

  • A variety of review questions and study activities test your understanding of key points and procedures:

    • Short answer

    • Fill-in-the-blank

    • Multiple-choice

    • Matching

    • Anatomy labeling exercises

    • Regional write-up sheets familiarize you with physical examination forms and provide practice for recording narrative accounts of patient history and examination findings.

    • Reading assignments help you review relevant textbook content with convenient chapter and page references.

    • Clinical objectives for each chapter help you study more effectively.
    • A comprehensive glossary provides fast, easy access to key terms and definitions from the textbook.
    • New assessment tools and updated illustrations test your retention and understanding.
    • Updated evidence-based practice guidelines throughout the manual reflect the most current research and assessment practices.

    Unit 1: Assessment of the Whole Person

    1. Evidence-Based Assessment

    2. Cultural Competence: Cultural Care

    3. The Interview

    4. The Complete Health History

    5. Mental Status Assessment

    6. Substance Use Assessment NEW!

    7. Domestic Violence Assessment

    Unit 2: Approach to the Clinical Setting

    8. Assessment Techniques and the Clinical Setting

    9. General Survey, Measurements, Vital Signs

    10. Pain Assessment: The Fifth Vital Sign

    11. Nutritional Assessment

    Unit 3: Physical Examination

    12. Skin, Hair, and Nails

    13. Head, Face, and Neck, Including Regional Lymphatics

    14. Eyes

    15. Ears

    16. Nose, Mouth, and Throat

    17. Breasts and Regional Lymphatics

    18. Thorax and Lungs

    19. Heart and neck Vessels

    20. Peripheral Vascular System and Lymphatic System

    21. Abdomen

    22. Musculoskeletal System

    23. Neurologic System

    24. Male Genitourinary System

    25. Anus, Rectum, and Prostate

    26. Female Genitourinary System

    Unit 4: Integration of the Health Assessment

    27. The Complete Health Assessment: Putting It All Together

    28. Bedside Assessment of the Hospitalized Patient

    29. The Pregnant Woman

    30. Functional Assessment of the Older Adult

    Carolyn Jarvis, PhD, APN, CNP, Professor, School of Nursing, Illinois Wesleyan University; Nurse Practitioner, Community Health Care Clinic, Bloomington, Illinois


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