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Physical Examination and Health Assessment - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

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ISBN: 9780323811729

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Physical Examination and Health Assessment - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource , 9th Edition

By Carolyn Jarvis, PhD, APN, CNP and Ann L. Eckhardt, PhD, RN

896 pages
Trim Size 8 3/4 X 11 1/16 in
Copyright 2024
$142.99, Evolve, Reference

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Key Features

  • Clear, conversational, step-by-step, evidence-based approach covers physical examination and health assessment of patients throughout the lifespan.
  • Consistent format from chapter to chapter features sections on structure and function, subjective data, objective data, documentation and critical thinking, abnormal findings, and health promotion and patient teaching to help you learn to assess systematically.
  • Inclusion of LGBTQ issues and Cultural Assessment chapter equip you with the skills to practice with greater sensitivity and inclusivity.
  • Engaging online learning resources include assessment video clips; review questions for the NCLEX®; case studies for the NGN; audio clips of heart, lung, and abdominal sounds; assessment checklists; and much more.
  • Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle boxes present opportunities for patient teaching and health promotion while performing the health assessment.
  • Developmental Competence sections highlight content specific to infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, and older adults.
  • Culture and Genetics sections include information on biocultural and transcultural variations in an increasingly diverse patient population.
  • Standalone Vital Signs chapter and focused nutrition content emphasize the national epidemic of obesity.
  • Integration of interprofessional collaboration emphasizes how to ensure patient safety during the physical exam and how to collaborate with other health professionals to promote optimal health.
  • Enhanced content on the electronic health record, charting, and narrative recording exemplifies how to document assessment findings using state-of-the-art systems with time-tested thoroughness.

New to this Edition

  • UPDATED! Photos identify common skin conditions in both light skin and dark skin, increasing inclusivity and representation for better health outcomes.
  • UPDATED! Expanded transgender considerations promote culturally competent care of this underserved patient population.
  • NEW! Fully integrated print and electronic coverage of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Clinical Judgment Measurement Model (NCJMM) helps equip you for the Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN).
  • UPDATED! An unsurpassed collection of more than 1,100 full-color illustrations vividly showcases anatomy and physiology, examination techniques, and abnormal findings.
  • UPDATED! Increased focus on social determinants of health (SODH) addresses the disparities that can affect health outcomes, enabling a whole-health approach.

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Readership

Undergraduate nursing students in ADN and BSN programs (223,846 students in BSN programs per 2018-2019 AACN data)

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Author Information

By Carolyn Jarvis, PhD, APN, CNP, Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, Illinois Wesleyan University; Certified Nurse Practitioner (retired), Bloomington, Illinois and Ann L. Eckhardt, PhD, RN, Associate Chair of Clinical Education, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Department of Graduate Nursing, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas

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