Practical Guide to Health Assessment

ISBN-10: 072161468X

ISBN-13: 9780721614687

Edition: 1997

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Description: This resource is a detailed how-to guide to history-taking and physical assessment, from the specific complaint to the performing of a complete head-to-toe physical examination. Organized by system, each chapter begins with a summary of the anatomy, and follows with a step-by-step explanation of the process used to assess that particular system. The process includes a list of equipment required, a discussion of complaints and symptoms, an illustrated explanation of physical assessment techniques employed, and a discussion of the nature and significance of normal and abnormal findings.

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.25" long
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

The Health Historyp. 1
The Physical Examinationp. 23
The General Physical Assessment Surveyp. 39
Nutritional Assessmentp. 75
Mental Status Assessmentp. 98
Assessment of the Skin, Hair, and Nailsp. 114
Assessment of the Headp. 131
Assessment of the Eyep. 141
Assessment of the Earp. 169
Assessment of the Nose and Sinusesp. 186
Assessment of the Mouth and Throatp. 194
Assessment of the Neckp. 212
Assessment of the Breasts and Axillaep. 220
Assessment of the Chest and Lungsp. 235
Assessment of the Heartp. 268
Assessment of the Peripheral Vascular Systemp. 311
Assessment of the Abdomenp. 336
Assessment of the Female Genitaliap. 362
Assessment of the Male Genitaliap. 383
Assessment of the Anus, Rectum, and Prostatep. 403
Assessment of the Musculoskeletal Systemp. 412
Assessment of the Nervous Systemp. 455
Height and Weight Tablep. 499
Temperature Tablep. 506
Daily Requirements of Basic Food Groupsp. 508
Normal Laboratory Valuesp. 510
Glascow Coma Scalep. 532
Dermatomesp. 533
How to Do Breast Self-Examinationp. 535
Testicular Self-Examinationp. 540
Signs of Physical Abusep. 542
Bibliographyp. 545
Indexp. 549
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