Student Laboratory Manual for Physical Examination and Health Assessment, Canadian Edition, 2nd Edition

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Student Laboratory Manual for Physical Examination and Health Assessment, Canadian Edition, 2nd Edition


Reinforce your understanding of essential examination and assessment skills and with this lab manual companion to Carolyn Jarvis’ Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 2nd Canadian Edition. A variety of checklists, activities, and exercises challenge you to apply your knowledge and provide hands-on practice.

Corresponding to the Jarvis textbook, this lab manual may be used as:

    • A study guide

      • Clinical objectives for each chapter help students study more effectively.Reading assignments help students review relevant textbook content with convenient chapter and page references.
      • A variety of review questions and study activities test students’ understanding of key points and procedures:
        • Short answer
        • Fill-in-the-blank
        • Multiple-choice
        • Matching
        • Anatomy labelling exercises
      • A comprehensive glossary provides fast, easy access to key terms and definitions from the textbook.

      • A clinical resource in the laboratory setting

        • Documentation forms familiarize students with physical examination forms similar to those used in laboratory or clinical settings. Students can complete the documentation sheet and assessment form and submit their work to you for grading.
        • Narrative summary forms help students learn to chart narrative accounts of the history and physical examination findings.
          • New assessment tools and updated illustrations test students’ retention and understanding.
          • Updated evidence-informed practice guidelines throughout the manual reflect the most current research and assessment practices.
          Unit 1: Assessment of the Whole Person
          1. Critical Thinking and Evidence-Informed Assessment
          2. NEW! Health Promotion in the Context of Health Assessment
          3. Cultural and Social Considerations in Health Assessment
          4. The Interview
          5. The Complete Health History
          6. Mental Health Assessment
          7. NEW! Substance Use and Health Assessment
          8. Interpersonal Violence Assessment
          Unit 2: Approach to the Clinical Setting
          9. Assessment Techniques and the Clinical Setting
          10. General Survey, Measurements, and Vital Signs
          11. Pain Assessment
          12. Nutritional Assessment and Nursing Practice
          Unit 3: Physical Examination
          13. Skin, Hair, and Nails
          14. Head, Face, and Neck, Including Regional Lymphatic System
          15. Eyes
          16. Ears
          17. Nose, Mouth, and Throat
          18. Breasts and Regional Lymphatic System
          19. Thorax and Lungs
          20. Heart and Neck Vessels
          21. Peripheral Vascular System and Lymphatic System
          22. The Abdomen
          23. Anus, Rectum, and Prostate
          24. Musculoskeletal System
          25. Neurological System
          26. Male Genitourinary System
          27. Female Genitourinary System
          Unit 4: Integration of the Health Assessment
          28. The Complete Health Assessment: Putting It All Together
          29. Bedside Assessment of the Hospitalized Adult
          30. Pregnancy
          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 and Denise Tarlier, PhD, MSN, NP(F)


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