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Health Assessment and Physical Examination - Mary Ellen Zakor Estes

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Published: 24th October 2012
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This first Australia and New Zealand edition of the comprehensive Estes' Health Assessment and Physical Examination is designed to teach students to assess a patient's physical, psychological, cultural and emotional dimensions of health as a foundation of nursing care. The skills of interviewing, inspection, percussion, palpation, auscultation, and documentation are refined to help students to make clinical judgements and promote healthy patient outcomes. A strong emphasis on science encompasses all the technical aspects of anatomy, physiology, and assessment, while highlighting clinically relevant information. Emphasis on caring is displayed through themes of assessment of the whole person, which also encourages nurses to think about care for themselves as well as patients.

UNIT 1: Laying the foundation 1. Critical thinking and the nursing process 2. The patient interview and developmental considerations 3. The complete health history including documentation 4. Physical assessment techniques 5. Cultural and spiritual assessment UNIT 2: Physical examination 6. Examination requirements for every patient 7. Mental status and neurological techniques 8. Skin, hair and nails 9. Head, neck and regional lymphatics 10. Eyes 11. Ears, nose, mouth and throat 12. Breasts and regional nodes 13. Thorax and lungs 14. Heart and blood vessels 15. Abdomen and nutrition 16. Musculoskeletal system 17. Female genitalia 18. Male genitalia 19. Anus, rectum and prostate UNIT 3: Specific Lifespan Populations 20. The pregnant patient 21. The paediatric patient 22. The older adult UNIT 4: Putting it all together 23. The complete health history and physical examination

ISBN: 9780170211659
ISBN-10: 0170211657
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 992
Published: 24th October 2012
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia