Health Assessment & Physical Examination : 2nd Australian & New Zealand Edition with Student Resource Access 24 Months

  • ISBN 9780170354844

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Health Assessment and Physical Examination is designed to teach students to assess a patientÆs physical, psychological, cultural and emotional dimensions of health as a foundation of nursing care. The skills of interviewing, inspection, percussion, palpation, auscultation, and documentation are refined to help students to make clinical judgements and promote healthy patient outcomes. A strong emphasis on science encompasses all the technical aspects of anatomy, physiology, and assessment, while highlighting clinically relevant information. Emphasis on caring is displayed through themes of assessment of the whole person, which also encourages nurses to think about care for themselves as well as patients.


UNIT 1: Laying the foundation
1. Critical thinking and nursing process as a basis for clinical decisions
2. Patient interview.
3. Complete health history including documentation
4. Physical assessment techniques
5. Cultural and spiritual assessment.

UNIT 2: Physical examination
6. Examination requirements for every patient
7. Mental status and neurological
8. Skin, hair, nails
9. Head, neck, regional lymphatics
10. Eyes
11. Ears, nose, mouth and throat
12. Breast and regional nodes
13. Thorax and lungs
14. Heart and blood vessels
15. Abdomen and Nutrition
16. Musculoskeletal
17. Female genitalia
18. Male genitalia
19. Anus, rectum and prostate

UNIT 3: Specific Lifespan Populations
20. The pregnant patient
21. The paediatric patient
22. The older adult

UNIT 4: Putting it all together
23. The complete health history and physical examination

Assessment in Brief û Tear out cards
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