HEALTH ASSESSMENT & PHYSICAL EXAMINATION This title has been archived.

Author: Mary Estes, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, NP-C
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Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN 10: 1435427564
ISBN 13: 9781435427563
Edition: 4th

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Gain confidence and competence with Health Assessment & Physical Examination, Fourth Edition! Promoting healthy outcomes in patients begins with thorough and knowledgeable assessment, a key nursing responsibility. As you develop and refine your examination skills, you will learn to view the patient from a holistic perspective of not only physical well-being, but social, spiritual, emotional, and psychological health as well. With Health Assessment & Physical Examination, Fourth Edition, you will gain the confidence and technical skills required of a competent and well-trained professional. Benefits: - New case studies are included throughout to encourage you to apply critical thinking skills to real-life scenarios. - New interactive in-book CD-ROM includes assessments, heart and lung sounds, an audio glossary, chapter activities, and much more. - New review questions are included in each chapter. - Assessment in Brief checklists show the steps for performing each type of assessment; these are also included in tear-out cards at the back of the book, which can be used as pocket-sized clinical references. - Pain Assessment section has been expanded with new information on nursing diagnoses, interventions, and expected outcomes related to pain as a presenting symptom. - A robust Online Companion offers invaluable resources such as web links, study exercises, practice activities, and more.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • Notice to the Reader
  • DEDICATION
  • CONTRIBUTORS
  • REVIEWERS
  • PREFACE
  • HOW TO USE THIS TEXT
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

UNIT 1 Laying the Foundation

    Critical Thinking and the Nursing Process

    • COMPETENCIES
    • CRITICAL THINKING AND CLINICAL REASONING
    • CRITICAL THINKING AND THE NURSING PROCESS
    • CRITICAL PATHWAYS
    • DOCUMENTING THE NURSING PROCESS
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • REFERENCES
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

    The Patient Interview

    • COMPETENCIES
    • THE PATIENT INTERVIEW
    • FACTORS INFLUENCING THE INTERVIEW
    • HIPAA
    • STAGES OF THE INTERVIEW PROCESS
    • FACTORS AFFECTING COMMUNICATION
    • EFFECTIVE INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES
    • NONTHERAPEUTIC INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES
    • INTERVIEWING THE PATIENT WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • REFERENCES
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

    The Complete Health History Including Documentation

    • COMPETENCIES
    • TYPES OF HEALTH HISTORY
    • PREPARING FOR THE HEALTH HISTORY
    • COMPUTERIZED HEALTH HISTORY
    • IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
    • THE COMPLETE HEALTH HISTORY ASSESSMENT TOOL
    • THE SYSTEM-SPECIFIC HEALTH HISTORY
    • CONCLUDING THE HEALTH HISTORY
    • DOCUMENTATION
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • REFERENCES
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

UNIT 2 Special Assessments

    Developmental Assessment

    • COMPETENCIES
    • DEVELOPMENTAL THEORIES
    • DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES, TASKS, AND LIFE EVENTS
    • STAGES OF FAMILY DEVELOPMENT
    • DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT TOOLS
    • CASE STUDY The Suicidal Adolescent
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • REFERENCES
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

    Cultural Assessment

    • COMPETENCIES
    • CULTURALLY COMPETENT NURSING CARE
    • BASIC CONCEPTS ASSOCIATED WITH CULTURALLY COMPETENT ASSESSMENTS
    • CASE STUDY An Asian Indian American with Cardiovascular Disease
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • REFERENCES
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

    Spiritual Assessment

    • COMPETENCIES
    • SPIRITUALITY AND RELIGION
    • SPIRITUAL THEORY
    • PARISH NURSING
    • ROLE OF THE NURSE IN SPIRITUAL CARE
    • CASE STUDY Religious Beliefs Can Lead to Medical Conflict
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • REFERENCES
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

    Nutritional Assessment

    • COMPETENCIES
    • DIETARY GUIDELINES
    • NUTRIENTS
    • NUTRITION THROUGH THE LIFE CYCLE
    • CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
    • EQUIPMENT
    • NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENT
    • CASE STUDY The Patient with Metabolic Syndrome
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • REFERENCES
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

UNIT 3 Physical Examination

    Physical Assessment Techniques

    • COMPETENCIES
    • ASPECTS OF PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT
    • ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES
    • EQUIPMENT
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

    General Survey, Vital Signs, and Pain

    • COMPETENCIES
    • EQUIPMENT
    • GENERAL SURVEY
    • VITAL SIGNS
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • REFERENCES
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

    Skin, Hair, and Nails

    • COMPETENCIES
    • ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
    • EQUIPMENT
    • ASSESSMENT OF THE SKIN, HAIR, AND NAILS
    • CASE STUDY The Patient with Herpes Zoster
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • REFERENCE
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

    Head, Neck, and Regional Lymphatics

    • COMPETENCIES
    • ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
    • EQUIPMENT
    • ASSESSMENT OF THE HEAD AND NECK
    • CASE STUDY The Patient with Thyrotoxicosis
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

    Eyes

    • COMPETENCIES
    • ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
    • EQUIPMENT
    • ASSESSMENT OF THE EYE
    • CASE STUDY The Patient with Bacterial Conjunctivitis
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

    Ears, Nose, Mouth, and Throat

    • COMPETENCIES
    • ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
    • EQUIPMENT
    • ASSESSMENT OF THE EAR
    • ASSESSMENT OF THE NOSE
    • ASSESSMENT OF THE SINUSES
    • ASSESSMENT OF THE MOUTH AND THROAT
    • CASE STUDY The Patient with Acute Rhinosinusitis
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • REFERENCE
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

    Breasts and Regional Nodes

    • COMPETENCIES
    • ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
    • EQUIPMENT
    • ASSESSMENT OF THE FEMALE BREASTS AND REGIONAL NODES
    • INSPECTION AND PALPATION OF THE MALE BREASTS
    • DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES
    • CASE STUDY The Patient with Erythematous Changes to the Right Breast
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • REFERENCE
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

    Thorax and Lungs

    • COMPETENCIES
    • ANATOMY
    • PHYSIOLOGY
    • EQUIPMENT
    • ASSESSMENT OF THE THORAX AND LUNGS
    • CASE STUDY The Patient with Asthma
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • REFERENCES
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

    Heart and Peripheral Vasculature

    • COMPETENCIES
    • ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
    • EQUIPMENT
    • ASSESSMENT OF THE PRECORDIUM
    • ASSESSMENT OF THE PERIPHERAL VASCULATURE
    • CASE STUDY The Patient with Hypertension
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • REFERENCES
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

    Abdomen

    • COMPETENCIES
    • ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
    • EQUIPMENT
    • ASSESSMENT OF THE ABDOMEN
    • CASE STUDY The Patient with Diverticulitis
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • REFERENCES
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

    Musculoskeletal System

    • COMPETENCIES
    • ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
    • EQUIPMENT
    • ASSESSMENT OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
    • CASE STUDY The Patient with Musculoskeletal Trauma
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • REFERENCE
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

    Mental Status and Neurological Techniques

    • COMPETENCIES
    • ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
    • EQUIPMENT
    • ASSESSMENT OF THE NEUROLOGICAL SYSTEM
    • CASE STUDY The Patient with a Potential Stroke
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

    Female Genitalia

    • COMPETENCIES
    • ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
    • THE FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE CYCLE
    • EQUIPMENT
    • ASSESSMENT OF THE FEMALE GENITALIA
    • CASE STUDY The Patient with Uterine Fibroids
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

    Male Genitalia

    • COMPETENCIES
    • ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
    • EQUIPMENT
    • ASSESSMENT OF THE MALE GENITALIA
    • CASE STUDY The Patient with Epididymitis Caused by Chlamydia Trachomatis
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

    Anus, Rectum, and Prostate

    • COMPETENCIES
    • ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
    • EQUIPMENT
    • ASSESSMENT OF THE ANUS, RECTUM, AND PROSTATE
    • CASE STUDY An HIV-Positive Patient with Rectal Bleeding
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • REFERENCE
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

UNIT 4 Special Populations

    The Pregnant Patient

    • COMPETENCIES
    • ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
    • EQUIPMENT
    • ASSESSMENT OF THE PREGNANT PATIENT
    • CASE STUDY The Pregnant Patient
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

    The Pediatric Patient

    • COMPETENCIES
    • PHYSICAL GROWTH
    • ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
    • EQUIPMENT
    • PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
    • CASE STUDY The Patient with Accidental Ingestion of Kerosene
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • REFERENCES
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

    The Elderly Patient

    • COMPETENCIES
    • EPIDEMIOLOGY
    • ISSUES IN PRESENTATION
    • ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
    • INTERVIEW OF THE OLDER ADULT
    • SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS
    • EQUIPMENT
    • PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT
    • CASE STUDY
    • ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • REFERENCES
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

UNIT 5 Putting It All Together

    The Complete Health History and Physical Examination

    • COMPETENCIES
    • LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS
    • ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS
    • HEALTH HISTORY
    • PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
    • LABORATORY AND DIAGNOSTIC DATA
    • PROBLEM LIST
    • PREPARTICIPATION ATHLETIC EVALUATION
    • HEALTHY PEOPLE 2010
    • ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY
    • CONCLUSION
    • CASE STUDY The Patient with Multisystem Problems
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS
    • REFERENCE
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • WEB SITES

APPENDIX A NANDA International Nursing Diagnoses 2009–2011

APPENDIX B Functional Assessments: Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) and Physical Self-Maintenance Activities

APPENDIX C ISMP List of Error-Prone Abbreviations, Symbols, and Dose Designations

GLOSSARY

ASSESSMENT IN BRIEF

ABBREVIATIONS

SYMBOLS