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Physical Examination and Health Assessment 8th Edition

Pdf Book Name: Physical Examination and Health Assessment 8th Edition
Author: Carolyn Jarvis
Publisher: Saunders; 8th edition
ISBN-10, 13: 0323510809,978-0323510806
Year: 2019
Pages: 896 pages
Language: English
File size: 50 MB
File format: PDF,EPUB

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This book is for those who still carefully examine their patients and for those of you who wish to learn how to do so. You develop and practice, and then learn to trust, your health history and physical examination skills. In this book, we give you the tools to do that. Learn to listen to the patient most often he or she will tell you what is wrong (and right) and what you can do to meet his or her health care needs. Then learn to inspect, examine, and listen to the person’s body. The data are all there and are accessible to you by using just a few extra tools. High tech machinery is a smart and sophisticated adjunct, but it cannot replace your own bedside assessment of your patient. Whether you are a beginning examiner or an advanced-practice student, this book holds the content you need to develop and refine your clinical skills. This is a readable college text. All 8 editions have had these strengths: a clear, approachable writing style; an attractive and user-friendly format; integrated developmental variations across the life span with age-specific content on the infant, child, adolescent, pregnant woman, and older adult; cultural competencies in both a separate chapter and throughout the book; hundreds of meticulously prepared full-color illustrations; sample documentation of normal and abnormal findings and 60 clinical case studies; integration of the complete health assessment in 2 photo essays at the end of the book, where all key steps of a complete head-to-toe examination of the adult, infant, and child are summarized; and a photo essay highlighting a condensed head-to-toe assessment for each daily segment of patient care.

The 8th edition has a new chapter section and several new content features. Cultural Assessment in Chapter 2 is rewritten to increase emphasis on cultural assessment, self-assessment, and a new section on spiritual assessment. The Interview in Chapter 3 has a new section on interprofessional communication; Mental Status Assessment in Chapter 5 now includes the Montreal Cognitive Assessment; Substance Use Assessment in Chapter 6 includes additional content on opioid/heroin epidemic and alcohol-interactive medications; Domestic and Family Violence Assessment in Chapter 7 includes all new photos, updates on the health effects of violence, added information on the health effects of violence, and additional content on child abuse and elder abuse. The former Vital Signs and Measurement chapter is now split into 2 chapters to increase readability; the Vital Signs chapter (Chapter 10) stands alone with updated information on blood pressure guidelines. The Physical Examination chapters all have a new feature Health Promotion and Patient Teaching—to give the reader current teaching guidelines. Many chapters have all new exam photos for a fresh and accurate look. The focus throughout is evidence-based practice. Examination techniques are explained and included (and in some cases, rejected) depending on current clinical evidence.

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