Author: Susan Fickertt WilsonBook Description
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Languages : en
Pages : 560
Make the most of your study time and maximize your health assessment skills! Health Assessment for Nursing Practice, 7th Edition focuses on what you need to know, providing easy-to-understand guidelines for an effective physical examination as well as preparation for the Next Generation NCLEX® Examination (NGN). New to this edition is a greater emphasis on normal findings and less on abnormal findings, new LGBTQ+ Considerations boxes, and new NGN Exam-style case studies. Written by noted nursing educators Susan Fickertt Wilson and Jean Foret Giddens, this book has everything you need to conduct and document an accurate assessment, succeed on the NGN, and prepare for clinical practice. Binder-Ready Edition: This loose-leaf copy of the full text is a convenient, accessible, and customizable alternative to the bound book. With this binder-ready edition, students can personalize the text to match their unique needs! Straightforward, easy-to-understand coverage gives you the essential knowledge and confidence to perform an effective health assessment and physical examination. Clear differentiation between basic skills and advanced skills helps you separate basic procedures from those that would be performed by an advanced practitioner or only in special circumstances. Proven two-column format links assessment techniques with normal and abnormal findings. Full-color photos and illustrations demonstrate how to perform key assessment techniques. UNIQUE! Concept Overview boxes present core concepts in the context of health assessment. UNIQUE! Clinical Reasoning boxes provide insight by explaining the thought process of an experienced nurse making a clinical decision. Patients with Situational Variations sections address special circumstances or needs of patients who are hearing impaired, in wheelchairs, or have other limitations. Documenting Expected Findings sections demonstrate how to chart normal findings, including documentation in the electronic health record. Case Studies at the end of each chapter give subjective and objective data about a patient and ask you to use clinical judgment skills to answer questions. Health Assessment Across the Life Span unit contains four chapters that cover the examination of patients of different ages, including older adults, pregnant patients, infants, children, and adolescents. Synthesis and Application of Health Assessment unit provides guidelines for combining the body system assessments into one comprehensive examination, for communicating the findings to other health care professionals, and for adapting the assessment to patients in a hospital setting.