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With step-by-step guidance that clearly demonstrates the “what,” “why,” and “how” of each phase of the assessment process, Nurses’ Handbook of Health Assessment is the perfect portable text for students and practicing nurses. Renowned for its holistic perspective and three-column format, this up to date reference and guide takes students through every stage of the nursing assessment for adults and special populations. Organized into four units that correlate with Health Assessment in Nursing, the handbook provides everything needed to perform a range of common assessment procedures with confidence. The compact layout is easy to absorb, color is used functionally, and it is abundant with clinical photos and illustrations as well as photos and illustrations of examination techniques.
3-column assessment tables: Show assessment techniques, normal findings, and abnormal findings side by side to enhance comprehension and to help students focus on key aspects of assessment.
Special Populations Icons: Pediatric, geriatric, and cultural considerations for each body system show important variations for these special populations.
Client-teaching Icons: Appear in client teaching sections to highlight this key information.
Safety Tip Icons: Help identify safety tips and clinical tips--vital information needed to ensure best practice.
Abnormal Findings boxes: Cue the student to important variations to note during assessment.
Spiral binding allows the Handbook to stay open on any flat surface.