Pocket Guide to Physical Assessment

Author: Carol Lynn Cox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119108926

Category: Medical

Page: 408

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A concise, quick-reference handbook on history taking and physical examination Pocket Guide to Physical Assessment is a compact yet comprehensive reference for students and practitioners alike, employing a step-by-step framework for effective patient assessment, diagnosis and planning of care. This valuable guide covers topics including cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal system examinations, patient interviews, history taking and general health assessments. Clear diagrams and checklists illustrate key points, while easy-to-follow instructions and concise descriptions of clinical situations and diseases aid in clinical decision-making. Compact, pocket-sized guide that contains only the essential information for physical assessment Instructs readers on best clinical practice and how to present and communicate cases Develops and improves necessary skills for physical clinical examinations Ideal for use on the ward or as a companion to the accompanying textbook, Physical Assessment for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals Pocket Guide to Physical Assessment is an invaluable reference for healthcare students, newly qualified and advanced nurse practitioners, and allied health practitioners.
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Mosby's Pocket Guide to Pediatric Assessment - E-Book

Author: Joyce K. Engel

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323059732

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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Mosby's Pocket Guide to Pediatric Assessment offers a concise but comprehensive approach to health assessment for the pediatric client. It begins with a general description of history taking and includes approaches to children at various ages, nutritional assessment, and measurement and evaluation of vital signs. Emphasis is on "how to" information, including how and what to assess in each body system. Psychosocial, anatomical, and physiological development variations are incorporated as appropriate, as well as normal and abnormal findings. Given the extensive information provided, this reference is ideal for a broad range of nurses and students dealing with pediatric patients. Concise, portable size makes this book very handy for use in clinical settings. Presents content in an outline format for clinical practicality. Includes both psychosocial and physical aspects of assessment within a developmental framework. Body system organization facilitates retrieval of information. Highlighted clinical alerts call attention to potentially serious findings. Up-to-date growth charts are provided for birth through age 18. Extensively revised to reflect trends in pediatric nursing, up-to-date techniques, and current literature. A new chapter on assessment of mental health addresses growing areas of concern including school phobia, ADHD, depression, suicide, anxiety, and schizophrenia. New tables provide quick reference to common childhood symptoms (i.e., fever, diarrhea, vomiting). Updated coverage of immunizations (U.S. and Canada) includes information regarding relevance and normal timing of immunizations as well as most current published tables. Nursing diagnoses have been updated throughout.
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Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nutritional Assessment and Care - E-Book

Author: Mary Courtney Moore

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323085997

Category: Medical

Page: 608

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Perform thorough nutrition assessments and interventions with the help of this concise yet comprehensive resource. Whether you’re a clinical practitioner or a student, you’ll benefit from a focus on the health effects of overweight and obesity and an overview of cultural impacts on nutrition. The new edition incorporates the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005 and the MyPyramid plan for diet and lifestyle planning. The Nutrition Care Process concept gives you even more tools to provide better nutrition assessment and care. From drug-nutrient interactions to the latest American Heart Association recommendations, you’ll always have the most current and relevant nutrition information within reach. Incorporates nutrition assessment into almost every chapter, emphasizing performance of a complete nutrition assessment as a basis for planning nutrition interventions and teaching. Covers both enteral and parenteral nutrition support. Highlights the importance of weight control and physical activity for the prevention and care of diabetes and other health problems. Cultural and ethnic nutrition information helps you understand food preferences of diverse populations to aid in planning interventions that will better suit clients’ needs. Appendixes available on Evolve provide valuable resources for nutrition intervention, referral, and teaching. The glossary gives you clear definitions of words in an easily accessible reference. MyPyramid and MyPyramid for Kids simplify diet and lifestyle planning for all age groups. NEW assessment tool MEDFICTS (Meat, Eggs, Dairy, Fried foods, In baked goods, Convenience foods, Table fats, Snacks) helps evaluate an individual’s diet. MORE information on limiting sodium intake to fight hypertension and ischemic heart disease. EXPANDED content on the liver, particularly related to hepatitis. NEW table lists medications that can impair control of glucose and lipid levels. NEW information on medications to address the nutritional implications of cancer, HIV infection, and diabetes.
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Mosby's Pocket Guide to Cultural Health Assessment - E-Book

Author: Carolyn D'Avanzo

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323086047

Category: Medical

Page: 848

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With all of the cultural and ethnic information that could affect patient and family care, POCKET GUIDE TO CULTURAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT, 4th Edition is the perfect portable yet complete reference. This guide discusses the clinical implications of ethnic populations from over 170 countries with a wealth of information on each—from languages spoken to health care beliefs and practices to eye contact. Ideal for everyday use, this handbook is the most comprehensive and portable resource on the market for patient care. Alphabetically organized by country with all sections presented consistently to give you quick access to important cultural information. Presents comprehensive content on all cultural aspects that affect patient assessment. Includes brief descriptions of each country’s topography and provides maps to illustrate potential environmental etiologies of an illness. Updated international childhood immunization schedules and the latest information from the World Health Organization provide the most up-to-date healthcare standards from around the world. Extensive bibliographies give you resources for further information. A streamlined and concise format with thumb tabs dividing each section makes this pocket guide the perfect quick reference tool. Thoroughly updated content includes new country names and their demographics, patient data, health care practices, and other cultural implications that affect care of today’s culturally diverse patient population. New international contributors bring together a wealth of information on the specifics of care for patients from over 170 countries. Includes more historical and political information for each country to provide current background information. Increased emphasis on how a population appears in the worldview and how their religion affect decision-making gives you a fuller perspective on each country’s culture. More information on naturalistic healing and practices helps you treat patients from a variety of backgrounds.
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Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills and Procedures - E-Book

Author: Anne Griffin Perry,Patricia A. Potter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323075797

Category: Medical

Page: 640

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Take this pocket reference to clinicals on the job for quick access to nursing skills! Based on Perry & Potter's market-leading Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 7th Edition, Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills & Procedures, 7th Edition presents 83 key skills in an easy-to-use A-to-Z format. Step-by-step instructions include full-color photos plus rationales explaining why to use specific techniques. With the latest in evidence-based practice, this book helps you perform basic nursing skills safely and effectively. Also available on Skyscape for use on any hand-held device! A clear, two-column format presents skills with rationales for each step explaining why to use specific techniques. A gloving logo identifies skills in which clean gloves should be worn or gloves should be changed in order to minimize the risk of infection. Safety alerts highlight important information for patient safety and effective performance of skills. Reporting and recording guidelines include a bulleted list of what should be documented in the patient records. Unexpected outcomes and related interventions help you troubleshoot potential problems and take appropriate actions to address them. Alphabetical organization of skills makes it easy to find information quickly. A convenient pocket size and spiral binding allow the book to fit easily into your coat pocket and to stay open on the page you want. New full-color design and illustrations help you follow step-by-step directions more easily. Completely updated content is based on Perry & Potter's market-leading text, Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 7th Edition, for the latest in evidence-based care.
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Pocket Guide to Nutritional Care

Author: Mary Courtney Moore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Diet in disease

Page: 478

View: 7347

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Specially designed as a quick reference, this guide provides clinically related nutritional context for all client age groups. The book is subdivided into body systems and life span and addresses: disruptions of health related to nutrition; eating disorders; nutrition assessment and clinical care.
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Mosby's Physical Examination Handbook - E-Book

Author: Henry M. Seidel,Jane W. Ball,Joyce E. Dains,Barry S. Solomon,John A. Flynn,Rosalyn W. Stewart

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323078435

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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Be prepared in any clinical setting with this portable, full-color, illustrated guide. Key information includes differential diagnosis tips, pediatric variations, sample documentation, and other helpful assessment data for quick reference. Separate chapters cover age-specific exams for infants, children, and adolescents, the healthy female evaluation, and reporting and documenting findings. The two-column format featuring Exam Techniques, Expected Findings, and Unexpected Findings provides quick and reliable reference to key exam steps. Over 250 full-color figures depicting anatomy and physiology, exam procedures, and normal and abnormal findings offer a visual guide to performing exams. Documentation examples promote concise yet thorough patient charting for each system exam. Aids to Differential Diagnosis Tables summarize distinguishing characteristics of abnormalities, making it easier to identify patients’ symptoms. Lists of the equipment required in preparation for each system exam facilitate efficiency in the practice setting. Color-coded tables highlight pediatric variations and provide quick-reference coverage of developmental considerations specific to pediatric patients. Updates throughout reflect the latest research and evidence-based practice findings on all aspects of the physical exam. New content on electronic charting reflects the shift to electronic medical records in clinical practice and offers a current resource on what and how to chart. An updated drug table provides a list of physical findings potentially related to common classes of drugs.
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Mosby's PDQ for LPN - E-Book

Author: Mosby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323084486

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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Easily locate critical clinical information at a moment's notice with Mosby's PDQ for the LPN. This easy-to-use, pocket-sized guide is your rapid reference to the hundreds of important nursing facts, formulas, lab values, and procedures you might need in the clinical setting. 10 color-coded sections break out key coverage of drugs, emergency care, pediatrics, patient teaching, obstetrics, geriatrics, patient assessment, and more. A special facts section contains additional information on essential formulas, conversion tables, and abbreviations. NEW! Thoroughly updated content throughout the book places a focus on the latest information on temperature measurement techniques, IV medications and administration, burn assessment, emergency and wound care, nutrition, child development, and infection control. NEW! Greater emphasis on patient safety includes highlighted information throughout the text to address this crucial aspect of nursing care in today's health care arena. NEW! Increased focus on evidence-based guidelines for all procedures and skills ensure the information is helping you provide the best care possible. NEW! Thoroughly updated content throughout the book places a focus on the latest information on temperature measurement techniques, IV medications and administration, burn assessment, emergency and wound care, nutrition, child development, and infection control. NEW! Greater emphasis on patient safety includes highlighted information throughout the text to address this crucial aspect of nursing care in today's health care arena. NEW! Increased focus on evidence-based guidelines for all procedures and skills ensure the information is helping you provide the best care possible.
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The Comprehensive Respiratory Therapist Exam Review - E-Book

Author: James R. Sills

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323073646

Category: Medical

Page: 672

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Prepare for success on respiratory therapy credentialing exams! Updated to reflect the 2009 National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) content outlines, Sills' The Comprehensive Respiratory Therapist's Exam Review, 5th Edition helps you review for both entry and advanced level credentialing exams. It covers every testable subject, providing content review, self-assessment questions, and study hints. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. Unique! Exam Hint boxes point out subjects that are frequently tested, helping you study, plan your time, and improve your test-taking skills. Self-study questions are included at the end of each chapter, accompanied by answers and rationales in the back of the book. Complexity level codes (recall, application, and analysis) help you prepare for questions in the way that is most appropriate (e.g., memorization for recall or synthesis for analysis). NBRC content outline coding provides a code for each topic so you can be sure that you have covered every topic that might appear on the exam. CRT and RRT level codes speed your review by identifying the individual topics for the CRT and RRT exams, as well as topics for both. One text now covers both the entry and advanced levels of Respiratory Therapists credentialing exams, so you need only one book to prepare for CRT and RRT credentials. Updated content reflects the NBRC's new examination content outlines, so you get an accurate, current review. New coverage includes subject areas such as CPAP/BiPAP titration during sleep, hemodynamic monitoring, hyperinflation therapy, laryngeal mask airway, high frequency ventilation, oxygen titration, thoracentesis, ultrasound, and ventilator-associated pneumonia protocols.
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Mosby's Review Questions for the NCLEX-RN Exam - E-Book

Author: Patricia M. Nugent,Judith S. Green,Barbara A. Vitale,Phyllis K. Pelikan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323079938

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. Prepare for exam success with Mosby's Review Questions for the NCLEX-RN® Examination! Over 5,000 exam-style practice questions help you assess your strengths and weaknesses, develop test-taking skills, and reduce your test anxiety. Written by testing experts Patricia M. Nugent, Phyllis K. Pelikan, Judith S. Green, and Barbara A. Vitale, this book makes review easy by organizing material into the core clinical areas of medical-surgical nursing, mental health, maternity, and pediatrics. Rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect answers, and alternate item format questions ensure that you're prepared for the latest version of the exam. Convenient organization by core clinical area, body system, and disorders makes it easy for students to select the practice questions they prefer. More than 3,000 questions in the book Rationales for both correct and incorrect answers explain the reasoning behind each answer option. Alternate item format questions include fill-in-the-blank, multiple response, drag and drop prioritizing, chart/exhibit, and hot spot (figure/illustration) enhance students' critical thinking skills. Three practice modes -- study, quiz, and exam Coverage of new content on the 2010 NCLEX-RN test plan prepares your students for the exam with the most up-to-date information. An increase to over 300 alternate item format questions provides additional practice with these important critical thinking questions. 12 chart/exhibit alternate item format questions introduce students to the newest alternate item format type. Coverage of new content on the 2010 NCLEX-RN test plan prepares you for the exam with the most up-to-date information. An increase to over 300 alternate item format questions provides additional practice with these important critical thinking questions. 12 chart/exhibit alternate item format questions introduce the newest alternate item format type.
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