Health Assessment and Physical Examination

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  • AUTHOR: Mary Ellen Zator Estes
  • ISBN-13: 9781133610939 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 1152 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 5th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2010, 2006, 2002
  • ©2014     Published
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Overview

About The Product

Gain confidence and competence with HEALTH ASSESSMENT & PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, fifth edition! Promoting healthy outcomes in patients begins with thorough and knowledgeable assessment, a key nursing responsibility. As your students develop and refine their examination skills, they will learn to view the patient from a holistic perspective of not only physical well-being, but social, spiritual, emotional, and psychological health as well. With HEALTH ASSESSMENT & PHYSICAL EXAMINATION fifth edition your students will gain the confidence and technical skills required of a competent and well-trained professional.

Features

  • Takes a holistic approach to nursing assessment so that your students can make a more complete assessment of their patients.
  • Is the only book with an "ENAP" organization within a body system structure so your students will consistently explain how to Evaluate the patient, what Normal finding to expect, what Abnormal finding to look for and identify, and the Pathophysiology of any presenting disorders.
  • Contains strong visual representations with hundreds of full-color photos and line illustrations depicting accurate assessment techniques as well as representations of both normal and abnormal findings.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • Mary Ellen Zator Estes

    Mary Ellen Zator Estes is an RN, MSN, FNP-BC, NP-C Family Nurse Practitioner in Internal Medicine, in Fairfax, Virginia and Nursing Consultant, Vienna, Virginia. Mary Ellen Zator Estes obtained her baccalaureate and Master's degrees in nursing and her Family Nurse Practitioner certificate from the University of Virginia. She has taught at the University of Virginia, Marymount University, Northern Virginia Community College, and The George Washington University Medical Center. She has also served as Clinical Faculty for Ball State University. With over 25 years' experience as a clinician and academician, Ms. Estes has taught health assessment and physical examination courses to nurses and nursing students from a variety of backgrounds. Her hands-on approach in the classroom, clinical laboratory, and health care setting has consistently led to positive learning experiences for her students. Ms. Estes' professional development is well demonstrated at the local, regional, and national levels. She has delivered numerous presentations through- out the country. She has been an active member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Nurses Association, and Virginia Nurses Association. Ms. Estes has been listed in Who's Who in American Nursing and Who's Who in American Education. She is currently a nurse practitioner at an internal medi-cine practice in Fairfax, Virginia, and a Nursing Consultant.

Table of Contents

1. Critical Thinking and the Nursing Process.
2. Communication Techniques and The Patient Interview.
3. The Complete Health History Including Documentation.
4. Developmental Assessment.
5. Cultural Assessment.
6. Spiritual Assessment.
7. Nutritional Assessment.
8. Physical Examination Techniques.
9. General Survey, Vital Signs, and Pain.
10. Skin, Hair, and Nails.
11. Head, Neck, and Regional Lymph Nodes.
12. Eyes.
13. Ears, Nose, Mouth, and Throat.
14. Breasts and Regional Lymph Nodes.
15. Thorax and Lungs.
16. The Heart.
17. Peripheral Vasculature and Lymphatic System.
18. Abdomen.
19. Musculoskeletal System.
20. Mental Status and Neurological Techniques.
21. Female Genitalia.
22. Male Genitalia.
23. Anus, Rectum, and Prostate.
24. The Pregnant Patient.
25. The Pediatric Patient.
26. The Older Adult Patient.
27. The Complete Health History and Physical Examination.

New to this Edition

  • Incorporates United States Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations for each system specific chapter.
  • Includes an expanded discussion of Pain Management.
  • Includes a new chapter on peripheral vasculature and lymphatic system.
  • Updated risk factors for malignant processes and other diseases.
  • Important coverage of a new Abuse Assessment screening tool.
  • New information on LGBT communication and telenursing.
  • Coverage of the new U.S. eating guidelines.
  • Includes all new case studies at the end of each assessment/examination chapter.
  • Updated bibliography and web sites.
  • New review questions at the end of each chapter. Answers with rationales are now included for the Review Questions in a separate student supplement.
  • A new online CourseMate supplement includes an interactive eBook with highlighting and note taking ability, and an interactive glossary. Interactive learning tools include quizzes, flashcards, videos, and more! For instructors, CourseMate includes Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that allows you to monitor student engagement in the course.

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  • Book Only
    ISBN-10: 1133610927 | ISBN-13: 9781133610922
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