Pocket Guide to Physical Assessment

 
 
Wiley-Blackwell (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 12. Juli 2019
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 408 Seiten
978-1-119-10892-4 (ISBN)
 
A concise, quick-reference handbook on history taking and physical examination

Pocket Guide to Physical Assessment is a compact yet comprehensive reference for students and practitioners alike, employing a step-by-step framework for effective patient assessment, diagnosis and planning of care.

This valuable guide covers topics including cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal system examinations, patient interviews, history taking and general health assessments. Clear diagrams and checklists illustrate key points, while easy-to-follow instructions and concise descriptions of clinical situations and diseases aid in clinical decision-making.



Compact, pocket-sized guide that contains only the essential information for physical assessment
Instructs readers on best clinical practice and how to present and communicate cases
Develops and improves necessary skills for physical clinical examinations
Ideal for use on the ward or as a companion to the accompanying textbook, Physical Assessment for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

Pocket Guide to Physical Assessment is an invaluable reference for healthcare students, newly qualified and advanced nurse practitioners, and allied health practitioners.
  • Englisch
  • Hoboken
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  • USA
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 216 mm
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  • Breite: 137 mm
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  • Dicke: 20 mm
  • 590 gr
978-1-119-10892-4 (9781119108924)
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Carol Lynn Cox is Professor Emeritus, School of Health Sciences, City, University of London, UK, and Clinic Manager and Director of Nursing, Health and Hope Clinics, Pensacola, Florida, USA.
Contributors vii


Foreword ix


Preface xi


Acknowledgements xiii


1 Interviewing and History Taking 1
Carol Lynn Cox


2 General Health Assessment 29
Carol Lynn Cox


3 Basic Examination, Notes, and Diagnostic Principles 61
Carol Lynn Cox


4 Examination of the Cardiovascular System 75
Carol Lynn Cox


5 Examination of the Respiratory System 105
Carol Lynn Cox


6 Examination of the Abdomen 127
Anthony McGrath


7 Examination of the Male Genitalia 149
Carol Lynn Cox and Anthony McGrath


8 Examination of the Female Genitalia 161
Victoria Lack


9 Examination of the Nervous System 185
Graham M Boswell


10 Examination of the Eye 235
Helen Gibbons


11 Examination of the Musculoskeletal System 265
Nicola L Whiteing


12 Presenting Cases and Communication 297
Carol Lynn Cox


Appendix A Jaeger Reading Chart 311


Appendix B Visual Acuity 3 Meter/21 Foot Chart 313


Appendix C Hodkinson Ten-Point Mental Test Score 315


Appendix D Barthel Index of Activities of Daily Living 317


Appendix E Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) 321


Appendix F Glasgow Coma Scale 325


Appendix G Warnings Signs of Alzheimer's Disease 327


Appendix H Trigger Symptoms Indicative of Dementia 329


Appendix I The 12-Lead Electrocardiogram 331


Index 369

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