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Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment

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ISBN: 978-0-323-53202-0

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Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment , 8th Edition

By Carolyn Jarvis, PhD, APN, CNP

304 pages
Copyright 2020
$76.95, Paperback, Reference

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A practical handbook for the assessment lab and the clinical setting, Jarvis’ Pocket Companion for Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 8th Edition makes it fast and easy to review essential assessment skills and techniques. You’ll conduct more effective exams by referring to summaries of examination steps, comparisons of normal versus abnormal findings, lifespan and cultural considerations, and more than 250 full-color photos and drawings. New to this edition are enhanced integration of QSEN competencies, and updated coverage of EHR documentation. Written by renowned educator and clinician Dr. Carolyn Jarvis, this companion handbook is a perfect clinical tool whether you’re a beginner who is learning assessment skills or a practitioner who needs a portable reference!

Key Features

  • Convenient two-column format makes it easier to access, learn, and understand key physical examination skills and findings.
  • More than 250 full-color illustrations demonstrate examination skills, underlying anatomy and physiology, and normal and abnormal findings.
  • Color-coded design helps you to easily locate the information you need, dividing each body system chapter into major sections (anatomy, subjective data, objective data, and abnormal findings).
  • Abnormal findings tables help in recognizing, sorting, and describing key abnormal findings.
  • Summary checklists offer reviews of key examination steps for quick reference.
  • Developmental Competence sections highlight content specific to infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, and older adults.
  • Spanish-language translation chart helps to improve communication with Hispanic patients during the physical examination.
  • Cultural Competence sections provide a context for care of multicultural patient groups.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! Updated content throughout corresponds to the 8th edition of the Jarvis textbook, and incorporates the latest evidence-based assessment guidelines.
  • NEW! Enhanced Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) content throughout text emphasizes the patient safety competency.
  • NEW! Health Promotion and Patient Teaching sections underscores the unique role of nurses (especially advanced practice nurses) in health promotion.
  • NEW! Improved look-and-feel of selected illustrations developed for the Jarvis textbook.
  • NEW! Updated Documentation sections with EHR integration reflect the types of documentation that nurses will enter into electronic health records (EHRs or EMRs).

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Author Information

By Carolyn Jarvis, PhD, APN, CNP, Professor, School of Nursing, Illinois Wesleyan University; Nurse Practitioner, Community Health Care Clinic, Bloomington, Illinois

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