Essential Health Assessment

Author: Janice Thompson, PhD, APRN, NP-C
Affiliation:
Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
Publication Date: 2018
ISBN 10: 0803627882
ISBN 13: 9780803627888
eISBN: 9780803669871
Edition: 1st

Description:

This practical, real-world approach provides all of the how-tos, what-tos, when-tos, and why-tos you need to master the art and science of assessment in a well-organized, well-illustrated text that makes the material easier to learn now and reference later. The book simplifies the approach to assessment in two ways. First, it focuses on the normal and the normal variants of the adult, child, elderly, and pregnant patients that you’ll see most frequently in practice. Then, when a finding falls outside of those parameters, you’ll be able to identify it as abnormal. Second, assessment is presented as a linear and consistent process; so you are able to undertake the same steps in the same order to ensure that you don’t miss anything.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • DEDICATION
  • PREFACE
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • CONTRIBUTORS
  • REVIEWERS

CHAPTER 1: Understanding Health Assessment

  • INTRODUCTION
  • DEFINITION OF HEALTH
  • U.S. PREVENTIVE SERVICES TASK FORCE
  • LEVELS OF HEALTH PREVENTION
  • HEALTH ASSESSMENT
  • THE NURSING PROCESS
  • COGNITIVE SKILLS
  • PSYCHOMOTOR SKILLS
  • COMMUNICATION SKILLS
  • FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE

CHAPTER 2: Interviewing the Patient for a Health History

  • INTRODUCTION
  • THERAPEUTIC COMMUNICATION
  • PREPARATION
  • COMMUNICATION SKILLS
  • COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES
  • THE INTERVIEW
  • THE HEALTH HISTORY

CHAPTER 3: Taking the Health History

  • INTRODUCTION
  • THE HEALTH HISTORY
  • PSYCHOSOCIAL ASSESSMENT
  • FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT
  • CULTURAL ASSESSMENT
  • SPIRITUAL ASSESSMENT
  • REVIEW OF SYSTEMS
  • MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT
  • COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT
  • PATIENT EDUCATION
  • DOCUMENTATION

CHAPTER 4: Assessing Nutrition and Anthropometric Measurements

  • INTRODUCTION
  • DEFINITION OF NUTRITION
  • DIAGNOSTICS
  • CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS
  • RELIGIOUS CONSIDERATIONS
  • HEALTH HISTORY
  • EQUIPMENT NEEDED
  • ASSESSING NUTRITION
  • FOCUSED ASSESSMENT
  • ANTHROPOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS
  • ADVANCED ASSESSMENT
  • PATIENT EDUCATION

CHAPTER 5: Assessment Techniques

  • INTRODUCTION
  • PREPARATION FOR ASSESSMENT
  • EQUIPMENT NEEDED
  • SEQUENCE OF ASSESSMENT

CHAPTER 6: General Survey and Assessing Vital Signs

  • INTRODUCTION
  • EQUIPMENT NEEDED
  • SEQUENCE OF ASSESSMENT
  • VITAL SIGNS
  • PREPARATION FOR ASSESSMENT
  • ADVANCED ASSESSMENTS
  • PATIENT EDUCATION

CHAPTER 7: Assessing Pain

  • INTRODUCTION
  • DEFINITION OF PAIN
  • PHYSIOLOGY OF PAIN
  • TYPES OF PAIN
  • PAIN ASSESSMENT
  • PAIN ASSESSMENT TOOLS
  • ASSESSING THE COMMUNICATIVELY IMPAIRED PATIENT

CHAPTER 8: Assessing the Skin, Hair, and Nails

  • INTRODUCTION
  • REVIEW OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • HEALTH HISTORY
  • PREPARATION FOR ASSESSMENT
  • FOCUSED ASSESSMENT
  • ADVANCED ASSESSMENTS
  • PATIENT EDUCATION

CHAPTER 9: Assessing the Head, Face, Mouth, and Neck

  • INTRODUCTION
  • REVIEW OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • HEALTH HISTORY
  • PREPARATION FOR ASSESSMENT
  • PATIENT EDUCATION

CHAPTER 10: Assessing the Ears

  • INTRODUCTION
  • REVIEW OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • HEALTH HISTORY
  • PREPARATION FOR ASSESSMENT
  • FOCUSED ASSESSMENT
  • ADVANCED ASSESSMENTS
  • PATIENT EDUCATION

CHAPTER 11: Assessing the Eyes

  • INTRODUCTION
  • REVIEW OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • HEALTH HISTORY
  • PREPARATION FOR ASSESSMENT
  • FOCUSED ASSESSMENT
  • ADVANCED ASSESSMENTS
  • PATIENT EDUCATION

CHAPTER 12: Assessing the Respiratory System

  • INTRODUCTION
  • REVIEW OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • HEALTH HISTORY
  • PREPARATION FOR ASSESSMENT
  • ADVANCED ASSESSMENTS
  • PATIENT EDUCATION

CHAPTER 13: Assessing the Cardiovascular System

  • INTRODUCTION
  • REVIEW OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • HEALTH HISTORY
  • PREPARATION FOR ASSESSMENT
  • PATIENT TEACHING

CHAPTER 14: Assessing the Abdomen

  • INTRODUCTION
  • REVIEW OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • HEALTH HISTORY
  • PREPARATION FOR ASSESSMENT
  • FOCUSED ASSESSMENT
  • ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
  • PATIENT EDUCATION

CHAPTER 15: Assessing the Peripheral Vascular System and Regional Lymphatic System

  • INTRODUCTION
  • REVIEW OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • HEALTH HISTORY
  • PREPARATION FOR ASSESSMENT
  • ADVANCED ASSESSMENTS
  • PATIENT EDUCATION

CHAPTER 16: Assessing the Musculoskeletal System

  • INTRODUCTION
  • REVIEW OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • HEALTH HISTORY
  • PREPARATION FOR ASSESSMENT
  • FOCUSED ASSESSMENT
  • PATIENT EDUCATION

CHAPTER 17: Assessing the Neurological System

  • INTRODUCTION
  • REVIEW OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • HEALTH HISTORY
  • PREPARATION FOR ASSESSMENT
  • FOCUSED ASSESSMENT
  • ADVANCED ASSESSMENTS
  • PATIENT EDUCATION

CHAPTER 18: Assessing the Female Breasts, Axillae, and Reproductive System

  • INTRODUCTION
  • REVIEW OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • HEALTH HISTORY
  • PREPARATION FOR ASSESSMENT
  • FOCUSED ASSESSMENT
  • ADVANCED ASSESSMENTS
  • PATIENT EDUCATION

CHAPTER 19: Assessing the Male Breasts and Reproductive System

  • INTRODUCTION
  • REVIEW OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • HEALTH HISTORY
  • PREPARATION FOR ASSESSMENT
  • FOCUSED ASSESSMENT
  • ADVANCED ASSESSMENTS
  • PATIENT EDUCATION

CHAPTER 20: Assessing the Anus and Rectum

  • INTRODUCTION
  • REVIEW OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • HEALTH HISTORY
  • PREPARATION FOR ASSESSMENT
  • FOCUSED ASSESSMENT
  • ADVANCED ASSESSMENTS
  • PATIENT EDUCATION

CHAPTER 21: Assessing the Newborn

  • INTRODUCTION
  • REVIEW OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • HEALTH HISTORY
  • PREPARATION FOR ASSESSMENT
  • FOCUSED ASSESSMENT
  • PATIENT EDUCATION

CHAPTER 22: Assessing the Child and Adolescent

  • INTRODUCTION
  • DEVELOPMENTAL PRINCIPLES
  • HEALTH HISTORY
  • PREPARATION FOR ASSESSMENT
  • FOCUSED ASSESSMENT
  • CHILD OR ADOLESCENT TEACHING

CHAPTER 23: Assessment of the Pregnant Woman

  • INTRODUCTION
  • REVIEW OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • TERMINOLOGY OF PREGNANCY
  • HEALTH HISTORY
  • PREPARATION FOR ASSESSMENT
  • FOCUSED ASSESSMENT
  • PATIENT EDUCATION

CHAPTER 24: Assessing the Older Adult

  • INTRODUCTION
  • REVIEW OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • HEALTH HISTORY
  • FOCUSED ASSESSMENT
  • VITAL SIGNS
  • SKIN
  • HEAD, HAIR, SCALP
  • FINGERNAILS AND TOENAILS
  • FACE
  • CAROTID ARTERIES
  • JUGULAR VEINS
  • NECK
  • EARS
  • EYES
  • RESPIRATORY
  • CARDIAC SYSTEM
  • ABDOMEN
  • MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
  • PERIPHERAL VASCULAR SYSTEM
  • NEUROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
  • PATIENT TEACHING