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Health assessment for nursing practice / Susan Fickertt Wilson, Jean Foret Giddens.

By: Wilson, Susan Fickertt.
Contributor(s): Giddens, Jean.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Mosby/Elsevier, c2009Edition: 4th ed.Description: xxii, 646 p. : ill., ports. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).ISBN: 9780323053228.Subject(s): Nursing Assessment �x methods2 | Medical history taking2 | Physical Examination1
Contents:
Why learn health assessment? -- Ethnic and cultural considerations -- Interviewing to obtain a health history -- Techniques and equipment for physical assessment -- General inspection and measurement of vital signs -- Pain assessment -- Mental health and mental status assessment -- Sleep assessment -- Nutritional assessment -- Skin, hair, and nails -- Head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat -- Lung and respiratory system -- Heart and peripheral vascular system -- Abdomen and gastrointestinal system -- Musculoskeletal system -- Neurologic system -- Breasts and axillae -- Reproductive system and the perineum -- Developmental assessment throughout the life span -- Assessment of the infant and child -- Assessment of the pregnant client -- Assessment of the older adult -- Conducting a head-to-toe assessment -- Documenting the health assessment.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 619-624) and index.

Why learn health assessment? -- Ethnic and cultural considerations -- Interviewing to obtain a health history -- Techniques and equipment for physical assessment -- General inspection and measurement of vital signs -- Pain assessment -- Mental health and mental status assessment -- Sleep assessment -- Nutritional assessment -- Skin, hair, and nails -- Head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat -- Lung and respiratory system -- Heart and peripheral vascular system -- Abdomen and gastrointestinal system -- Musculoskeletal system -- Neurologic system -- Breasts and axillae -- Reproductive system and the perineum -- Developmental assessment throughout the life span -- Assessment of the infant and child -- Assessment of the pregnant client -- Assessment of the older adult -- Conducting a head-to-toe assessment -- Documenting the health assessment.

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