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Physical Examination and Health Assessment - Canada - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition
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Physical Examination and Health Assessment - Canada - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition

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With an easy-to-read approach and unmatched learning support, Physical Examination & Health Assessment, Second Edition offers a clear, logical, and holistic approach to physical exam across the lifespan. Detailed illustrations, summary checklists, and new learning resources ensure that you learn all the skills you need to know. This gold standard in physical exam reflects what is going on in nursing today with coverage of emerging trends and new evidence-based content. It's easy to see why this text is, far and away, #1 in this market!

* Reflects the latest in Canadian research, practice guidelines, screening tools and guidelines, and assessment tools.

* Includes Canadian terminology, statistics, references, and web resources. Reflects the CNA Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses.

* Revised to reflect Canadian culture and society.

* Includes comprehensive Canadian student resources such as a free companion Web site and a free companion CD-ROM (with case studies, health promotion guides, examination videos, and assessments)

* Features a unique format that visually segments each body system chapter into five major sections: Structure & Function, Subjective Data, Objective Data, Abnormal Findings, and Application and Critical Thinking.

* Presented in a two-column, full-colour format that distinguishes normal findings from abnormal findings, using colourful, step-by-step photos.

* Contains “abnormal findings” tables, in an atlas format, that expand on content in the examination section and show frequently encountered conditions. Pathology photos combine with original art to help students recognize, sort, and describe abnormal findings.

* Uses over 1,000 full-colour illustrations to enhance learning by presenting anatomy and physiology and examination techniques more clearly.

* Features extensive coverage of culture reflecting the importance of diversity and cultural awareness in Canada. Content on Canadian culture appears both in a separate chapter and throughout the text.

* Integrates life span content throughout the text to help students learn common variations for all age groups. Focuses first on typical adult content, then on age-specific content for infants, children, adolescents, pregnant females, and aging adults.

* Includes a separate pregnancy chapter describing the physiological adaptation of a woman’s body to pregnancy, relevant health history, pelvic examinations, the special physical examinations required when examining pregnant females, and abnormal findings to consider.

* Offers “summary checklists” at the end of each body system chapter that summarize the examination steps and help students to develop mental checklists.

* Provides documentation examples showing the charting of normal findings.
    • NEW evidence-informed guidelines ensure a focus on conducting the most effective, qualitative exams.
    • NEW Health Promotion in the Context of Health Assessment chapter explains the concepts of health promotion (including levels of prevention, social determinants of health, and the health care provider’s role in health promotion efforts)
    • NEW Substance Use and Health Assessment chapter addresses this increasingly critical aspect of holistic patient assessments.
    • 100 new photos of step-by-step examination techniques include all-new exam panoramas for key systems.
    • 100 new abnormal findings photos provide instant visual cues for findings that are unexpected or that require referral for follow-up care.

    UNIT 1: ASSESSMENT OF THE WHOLE PERSON

    Chapter 1: Critical Thinking and Evidence-Informed Assessment

    Chapter 2: Health Promotion in the Context of Health Assessment NEW!

    Chapter 3: Cultural Competence: Cultural Care

    Chapter 4: The Interview

    Chapter 5: The Complete Health History

    Chapter 6: Mental Health Assessment

    Chapter 7: Substance Use in the Context of Health Assessment NEW!

    Chapter 8: Interpersonal Violence Assessment

    UNIT 2: APPROACH TO THE CLINICAL SETTING

    Chapter 9: Assessment Techniques and the Clinical Setting

    Chapter 10: General Survey, Measurement, and Vital Signs

    Chapter 11: Pain Assessment

    Chapter 12: Nutritional Assessment and Nursing Practice

    UNIT 3: PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

    Chapter 13: Skin, Hair, and Nails

    Chapter 14: Head and Neck, Including Regional Lymphatic System 

    Chapter 15: Eyes

    Chapter 16: Ears

    Chapter 17: Nose, Mouth, and Throat

    Chapter 18: Breasts and Regional Lymphatic System 

    Chapter 19: Thorax and Lungs

    Chapter 20: Heart and Neck Vessels

    Chapter 21: Peripheral Vascular System and Lymphatic System

    Chapter 22: Abdomen

    Chapter 23: Anus, Rectum, and Prostate

    Chapter 24: Musculoskeletal System

    Chapter 25: Neurological System

    Chapter 26: Male Genitourinary System

    Chapter 27: Female Genitourinary System

    UNIT 4: INTEGRATION OF THE HEALTH ASSESSMENT

    Chapter 28: The Complete Health Assessment: Putting It All Together

    Chapter 29: Bedside Assessment of the Hospitalized Patient

    Chapter 30: Pregnancy

    Chapter 31: 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, Annette J. Browne, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia; New Investigator, Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Scholar, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Vancouver, BC, June MacDonald-Jenkins, RN, BScN, MSc, Professor, School of Health and Community Studies, Durham College; Assistant Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON and Marian Luctkar-Flude, RN, BScN, MScN, Health Assessment Lecturer & Course Coordinator, School of Nursing; Nursing Lab Coordinator, Faculty of Health Sciences Patient Simulation Lab, Queen's University; Project Coordinator, Interprofessional Health Education Through Patient Simulation; Nursing Research Program Coordinator, Nursing Research Unit, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, ON

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