Physical Examination and Health Assessment (7th Edition)


Download Physical Examination and Health Assessment (7th Edition) written by Carolyn Jarvis in PDF format. This book is under the category Health and bearing the isbn/isbn13 number 1455728101; 0323394752/9781455728107; 978-0323394758. You may reffer the table below for additional details of the book.


With an easy-to-read approach and unmatched learning resources; Physical Examination & Health Assessment; 7th Edition (PDF) offers a very logical; clear; and holistic approach to physical exams across the lifespan. A total of more than 1;200 illustrations; checklists of key exam steps; and practical insights ensure that you learn all the physical exam skills you need to know. Written by the expert Carolyn Jarvis; an experienced educator; and clinician; this gold standard in physical examination reflects what is going on in nursing today with coverage of emerging trends and the latest on evidence-based practice. It is very easy to see why this textbook is; far and away; Number 1 in this field!

  • A clear; logical; and streamlined approach simplifies content and helps you learn to perform the complete health assessment:

      • The easy-to-understand; conversational writing style makes learning easier.
      • 1;200 full-color illustrations present anatomy and physiology; examination techniques; and abnormal findings.
      • Abnormal findings tables include more than 300 pathophysiology photos to help in recognizing; sorting; and describing abnormalities.
      • A 2-column format distinguishes normal findings from abnormal findings and uses step-by-step photos to clarify examination techniques and expected findings.

  • Comprehensive coverage reflects the realities of today’s nursing practice:

      • UPDATED case studies provide opportunities to apply your knowledge and develop your analytical skills.
      • Checklists for use in RN-to-BSN completion programs provide a refresher for seasoned nurses returning to the classroom.
      • UPDATED evidence-based practice content is highlighted and reflects a focus on conducting the most accurate; effective; examinations.
      • NEW content on the Electronic Health Record; charting; and narrative recording provides examples of how to document assessment findings.
      • 150 NEW normal and abnormal examination photos for the nose; throat; mouth; thorax; and pediatric assessment show findings that are unexpected or that require referral for follow-up care; with cultural diversity and developmental variations.

  • A holistic approach to assessment accommodates the diverse types of patients that you will encounter in the real world:

    • Culture and Genetics sections include biocultural and transcultural information on an increasingly diverse patient population.
    • Developmental Competence sections provide age-specific assessment techniques for children; adolescents; infants; pregnant women; and older adults.
    • Promoting Healthy Lifestyle boxes enable patient teaching and health promotion while performing the health assessment; and now address the key concept of prevention.
    • Documentation and Critical Thinking sections provide real-world clinical examples of specific patients and how to record assessment findings in the patient’s chart; using the SOAP format.
    • Spanish-language translations highlight important phrases for improved communication and data gathering during the physical examination with Spanish-speaking patients.

  • New content on obesity provides current information on this growing health problem.
  • NEW evidence-based guidelines reflect a focus on conducting the most effective; qualitative exams.
  • 100 new photos of step-by-step examination techniques include all-new exam panoramas for key systems.
  • NEW Substance Use Assessment chapter addresses this increasingly critical aspect of holistic patient assessments.
  • Expanded chapter on assessment of the hospitalized adult provides a focused assessment of the patient in the hospital setting.
  • 100 new abnormal findings photos provide instant visual cues for findings that are unexpected or that require referral for follow-up care.

P.S A newer edition of this ebook is also available. See related books below.

NOTE: THis only includes the Physical Examination and Health Assessment 7th edition PDF eBook. No online access or codes come with the purchase.

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Carolyn Jarvis


Saunders; 7th edition




896 pages




1455728101; 0323394752


9781455728107; 978-0323394758

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