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Mosby's Pocket Guide for Health Assessment, 6th Edition


This portable, practical guide covers all aspects of health assessment in a concise, step-by-step format. The logical head-to-toe organization provides a quick reference whether assessing a specific body system or conducting a complete physical exam. Up to date, streamlined, and clinically focused, this new edition is perfect for use in any setting.

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New to This Edition

    • Spiral binding allows for ease of use.
    • 2-column format presents assessment techniques, as well as normal and abnormal findings, in a clear and easy-to-follow layout.
    • Cultural Variations — including new coverage of East Indian, Middle Eastern, and East European Block ethnic groups — highlight client preferences and significant assessment findings.
    • Age-Specific Variations include considerations for pediatric, adolescent, and older adult age groups.

Key Features

    • Chapters take a consistent, step-by-step approach to body system assessment with headings for Critical Thinking Application, Equipment, Patient Preparation, and History.
    • Unexpected Assessment Findings present Findings, Significance, and Nursing Interventions for situations requiring immediate action.
    • Highlights important patient safety, comfort, and effective assessment information.
    • Delegation Considerations define the appropriate role of assistive personnel.
    • Patient Education sections emphasize teaching opportunities in client interactions.

Author Information

    By Pamela Weilitz, MSN(R), RN, CN, ANP, Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and Medical-Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist, Private Practice, St. Louis, MO, USA; and Patricia A. Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN, CMAC , Research Scientist, Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

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  • Spiral Bound
  • Reference
  • 576 Pages
  • Trim Size: 4 1/3 X 7 3/8 in
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-04229-1
  • Copyright: 2007