Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 6th Edition

Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment

6th Edition

By Carolyn Jarvis, PhD, APN, CNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL


1. The Interview and the Health History

2. Mental Status

3. Assessment Techniques and the Clinical Setting

4. The General Survey, Measurement, Vital Signs, and Pain Assessment

5. Skin, Hair, and Nails

6. Head, Face, and Neck, Including Regional Lymphatics

7. Eyes

8. Ears

9. Nose, Mouth, and Throat

10. Breasts and Axillae, Including Regional Lymphatics

11. Thorax and Lungs

12. Heart and Neck Vessels

13. Peripheral Vascular System and Lymphatics

14. Abdomen

15. Musculoskeletal System

16. Neurologic System

17. Male Genitourinary System

18. Female Genitourinary System

19. Anus, Rectum, and Prostate

20. Integration of the Complete Physical Examination

21. Bedside Assessment of the Hospitalized Patient NEW!