Physical Examination and Health Assessment (7th Edition) – eBook

eBook details

  • Author: Carolyn Jarvis
  • File Size: 318 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 896 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 7th edition
  • Publication Date: February 18, 2015
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455728101, 0323394752
  • ISBN-13: 9781455728107, 978-0323394758

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Carolyn Jarvis

Carolyn Jarvis

Dr. Carolyn Jarvis, Ph.D., APN, MSN, CNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington, Illinois (USA) and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Illinois Wesleyan University.

Dr. Jarvis is the author of America’s most widely used health assessment textbook entitled Physical Examination and Health Assessment (now in its 8th edition) which has been translated into 5 languages. Carol was a recipient of the University of Missouri’s campus-wide Superior Teaching Award, where she previously taught health assessment and critical care nursing. In faculty roles at the University of Missouri, University of Illinois, and Illinois Wesleyan University, Dr. Jarvis has taught health assessment and pathophysiology/pharmacology to graduate students, nursing professionals, and baccalaureate students and has held over 150 continuing education seminars.

She has maintained a clinical practice, first as a cardiovascular clinical specialist in various critical care settings and then as a certified family nurse practitioner in primary care. Carolyn is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, recently serving as recording secretary of the Theta Pi Chapter, and is very active in the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing.

With an easy-to-read approach and unmatched learning resources, Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 7th Edition (PDF) offers a very logical, clear, and holistic approach to physical exams across the lifespan. A total of more than 1,200 illustrations, checklists of key exam steps, and practical insights ensure that you learn all the physical exam skills you need to know. Written by the expert Carolyn Jarvis, an experienced educator, and clinician, this gold standard in physical examination reflects what is going on in nursing today with coverage of emerging trends and the latest on evidence-based practice. It is very easy to see why this textbook is, far and away, Number 1 in this field!

  • A clear, logical, and streamlined approach simplifies content and helps you learn to perform the complete health assessment:
      • The easy-to-understand, conversational writing style makes learning easier.
      • 1,200 full-color illustrations present anatomy and physiology, examination techniques, and abnormal findings.
      • Abnormal findings tables include more than 300 pathophysiology photos to help in recognizing, sorting, and describing abnormalities.
      • A 2-column format distinguishes normal findings from abnormal findings and uses step-by-step photos to clarify examination techniques and expected findings.
  • Comprehensive coverage reflects the realities of today’s nursing practice:
      • UPDATED case studies provide opportunities to apply your knowledge and develop your analytical skills.
      • Checklists for use in RN-to-BSN completion programs provide a refresher for seasoned nurses returning to the classroom.
      • UPDATED evidence-based practice content is highlighted and reflects a focus on conducting the most accurate, effective, examinations.
      • NEW content on the Electronic Health Record, charting, and narrative recording provides examples of how to document assessment findings.
      • 150 NEW normal and abnormal examination photos for the nose, throat, mouth, thorax, and pediatric assessment show findings that are unexpected or that require referral for follow-up care, with cultural diversity and developmental variations.
  • A holistic approach to assessment accommodates the diverse types of patients that you will encounter in the real world:
    • Culture and Genetics sections include biocultural and transcultural information on an increasingly diverse patient population.
    • Developmental Competence sections provide age-specific assessment techniques for children, adolescents, infants, pregnant women, and older adults.
    • Promoting Healthy Lifestyle boxes enable patient teaching and health promotion while performing the health assessment, and now address the key concept of prevention.
    • Documentation and Critical Thinking sections provide real-world clinical examples of specific patients and how to record assessment findings in the patient’s chart, using the SOAP format.
    • Spanish-language translations highlight important phrases for improved communication and data gathering during the physical examination with Spanish-speaking patients.
  • New content on obesity provides current information on this growing health problem.
  • NEW evidence-based guidelines reflect a focus on conducting the most effective, qualitative exams.
  • 100 new photos of step-by-step examination techniques include all-new exam panoramas for key systems.
  • NEW Substance Use Assessment chapter addresses this increasingly critical aspect of holistic patient assessments.
  • Expanded chapter on assessment of the hospitalized adult provides a focused assessment of the patient in the hospital setting.
  • 100 new abnormal findings photos provide instant visual cues for findings that are unexpected or that require referral for follow-up care.

P.S A newer edition of this ebook is also available. See related books below.

NOTE: THis only includes the Physical Examination and Health Assessment 7th edition PDF eBook. No online access or codes come with the purchase.


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