Physical Examination and Health Assessment

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W. B. Saunders, Dec 19, 2001 - Nursing assessment - 956 pages
This comprehensive, easy-to-read, full-color textbook is a standard in physical assessment that features a holistic approach and a strong nursing perspective. Step-by-step guidelines demonstrate the skills necessary to take a complete health history and perform a thorough physical examination on clients of all ages and cultural backgrounds, as well as pregnant women. This edition includes over 240 new full-color photographs and illustrations depicting a wide range of conditions. It also contains a new chapter on the pregnant female. Video Critical Thinking Questions in each body system chapter correspond with the Saunders Physical Examination and Health Assessment Series. Nursing diagnoses are separated into Risk and Wellness categories. This edition also includes updated appendices on the 1999 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule for the U.S. and the CDC Standard Precautions and Transmission-Based Precautions.

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Carolyn Jarvis, PhD, APRN, CNP

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