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Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment, Canadian Edition

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ISBN: 9780323827430

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Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment, Canadian Edition , 4th Edition

By Carolyn Jarvis, PhD, APN, CNP; Edited by Annette J. Browne, RN, PhD, FCAHS , June MacDonald-Jenkins, RN, BScN, MSc and Marian Luctkar-Flude, RN, BScN, MScN

320 pages
Copyright 2024
$65.99, Paperback, Reference

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The practical nursing handbook you can use in the clinical setting! Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 4th Canadian Edition makes it fast and easy to look up essential assessment skills and techniques. This portable clinical guide helps you conduct more effective exams by referring to summaries of examination steps, normal versus abnormal findings, lifespan and multicultural considerations, and over 200 full-colour photos and illustrations. With added content on the electronic health record, charting, paediatrics, pregnant and aging adult patients, and reporting, this 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

  • Developmental Considerations sections highlight content specific to infants, children, adolescents, pregnant individuals, and older adults.
  • Cultural and Social Considerations sections reflect the cultural diversity of Canada’s population.
  • Two-column format for examination content makes it easier to access, learn, and understand key physical examination skills and findings.
  • Content on the electronic health record, charting, and reporting provides examples of how to document assessment findings.
  • More than 200 full-colour illustrations demonstrate examination skills, underlying anatomy and physiology, and normal and abnormal findings to provide a complete picture for physical examination.
  • Normal and abnormal examination photos offer a fresh perspective on key system examinations, along with cultural diversity and developmental variations.
  • Abnormal findings tables help students recognize, sort, and describe key abnormal findings.
  • Colour-coded bars visually segment each body system chapter into major sections — anatomy, subjective data, objective data, and abnormal findings — to make content easier to find.
  • Summary Checklists offer reviews of key examination steps.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! Updated content throughout corresponds to the 4th Canadian edition of the textbook and incorporates the latest research and evidence-informed practice.

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By Carolyn Jarvis, PhD, APN, CNP, Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, Illinois Wesleyan University; Certified Nurse Practitioner (retired), Bloomington, Illinois; Edited by Annette J. Browne, RN, PhD, FCAHS , Professor and Distinguished University Scholar ,Associate Director, Graduate Programs School of Nursing University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC ; June MacDonald-Jenkins, RN, BScN, MSc, Sr. Dean Faculty of Social and Community Services Principal, Lakeshore Campus Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Toronto, Ontario and Marian Luctkar-Flude, RN, BScN, MScN, Associate Professor,Reznick Scholar, Health Professions Education,Faculty of Health Sciences,Queen's University School of Nursing Kingston, Ontario

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