Health Assessment in Nursing, 5th Edition, (PDF) offers all of the background needed for interviewing the client and performing an assessment making this the perfect text for students learning Assessments. The exclusive 3-column format used for teaching students, assessment techniques (Assessment Procedures/Normal Findings/Abnormal Findings) breaks the process down into easy-to-understand units. The COLDSPA mnemonic (Character, Onset, Location, Severity, Duration, Pattern, and Associated factors) offers a logical structure for the patient interview helping students to remember the most important questions to ask a client. A new chapter “Psychosocial, Cognitive, and Moral Development” emphasizes those areas of development for young adults, middle-aged adults, and older adults making sure that the nurse will perform a holistic nursing assessment. A new integrated case study guides students through the assessment process assisting them to develop the diagnostic reasoning skills every nurse needs.
New Evidence-Based Practice Health Promotion and Disease Prevention boxes include Healthy People 2020 goals ensuring best practice. The new art program and interior design improve readability allowing students to develop the necessary skills needed to perform correct and timely health assessments.
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