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Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment, Canadian Edition, 2nd Edition

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Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment, Canadian Edition, 2nd Edition

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Ideal for quick reference in the clinical setting, this portable companion to Carolyn Jarvis’ Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 2nd Canadian Edition summarizes essential assessment skills and techniques for the most effective physical examinations. This convenient clinical tool provides fast, easy access to full-colour pathology photos and illustrations, health history, examination steps for each body system, normal versus abnormal findings, lifespan and cultural considerations, nursing diagnoses, and summary checklists.

    • Convenient, colour-coded design helps students easily locate the information they need.
    • More than 200 full-colour illustrations clearly demonstrate important anatomy and physiology concepts, examination steps, and normal and abnormal findings.
    • Age-specific developmental competencies highlight important considerations for pediatric, pregnant, and aging patients.
    • Cultural competency icons alert students to relevant cultural considerations in the clinical setting.
    • Abnormal findings tables provide fast access to key information on many frequently encountered conditions.
    • Updated evidence-informed practice guidelines throughout the guide reflect the most current research and assessment practices.
    • New! Bedside Assessment of the Hospitalized Adult chapter outlines the pertinent assessment steps in a focused exam in the inpatient setting.
    • New abnormal findings photos help students recognize and distinguish between abnormal conditions.
    • Additional full-colour examination technique photos clarify exam steps for eyes, nose, mouth, throat, thorax, heart, neck, peripheral vascular, and pediatric exams.
    1. The Interview and the Health History
    2. Mental Health Assessment
    3. Assessment Techniques and the Clinical Setting
    4. General Survey, Measurement, Vital Signs, and Pain Assessment
    5. Skin, Hair, and Nails
    6. Head, Face, and Neck, Including Regional Lymphatic System
    7. Eyes
    8. Ears
    9. Nose, Mouth, and Throat
    10. Breasts, Including Regional Lymphatic System
    11. Thorax and Lungs
    12. Heart and Neck Vessels
    13. Peripheral Vascular System and Lymphatic System
    14. The Abdomen
    15. Musculoskeletal System
    16. Neurological System
    17. Male Genitourinary System
    18. Female Genitourinary System
    19. Anus, Rectum, and Prostate
    20. The Complete Health Assessment: Putting It All Together
    21. NEW! Bedside Assessment of the Hospitalized 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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