Bates' Nursing Guide to Physical Examination and History by Beth Hogan-Quigley MSN RN CRNP, Mary Louise Palm MS RN, Lynn

By Beth Hogan-Quigley MSN RN CRNP, Mary Louise Palm MS RN, Lynn S. Bickley MD

The optimum in physical assessment has now been tailored completely for the wishes of the RN-student. Based at the award-winning Bates' consultant to actual exam & heritage Taking, this NEW TEXT combines the well known positive factors of the category Bates’ with an RN-focus. Trusted and time-perfected content material together with better evaluate recommendations, shiny visuals, and the vintage Bates’ two-column structure grants review info in a entire and student-friendly package. This new, RN-specific textual content comprises a few NEW, ADDITIONAL nursing-specific chapters: creation to overall healthiness review, Cultural and non secular evaluate, foodstuff, and placing all of it jointly. moreover, constitution and serve as details is streamlined, future health heritage is symptom and interview-focused, nursing documentation examples are integrated, info research is roofed in end-of-chapter precis sections, well-being merchandising is streamlined with a spotlight on follow-up and instructing on the finish of the chapters.The textual content is followed by way of a Lab guide that comes with nursing-specific case reviews to enhance content material from a nursing perspective.This textual content is additionally packaged with the Bates for Nursing on-line path for a whole nursing evaluate resolution.

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This problem-solving approach addresses the human responses and needs of each patient, family, and community. The nursing process has five steps: assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The nursing process is also the scaffold that the American Nurses Association utilizes to develop the Standards of Nursing Practice. The patient is the focus in the nursing process, with the nurse assisting the patient to achieve optimal health using individualized interventions. This is a mutually agreed upon plan of care.

JAMA 267(19):2638–2644, 1992. ADDITIONAL REFERENCES Bartlett R, Bland A, Rossen E, et al. Evaluation of the outcomepresent state test model as a way to teach clinical reasoning. J Nurs Educ 47(8):337–344, 2008. Carnevali D. Diagnostic Reasoning in Nursing. Philadelphia: J. B. , 2007. Carpenito LJ. Nursing Diagnosis: Application to Clinical Practice, 12th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007. Cherry B, Jacob SR. Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, and Management, 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby–Elsevier, 2008.

Breath sounds vesicular with no added sounds. Diaphragms descend 4 cm bilaterally. Cardiovascular (CV). JVP 1 cm above the sternal angle, at 30°. Carotid upstrokes brisk, without bruits. Apical impulse discrete and tapping, barely palpable in the 5th left interspace, 8 cm lateral to the midsternal line. S1, S2; no S3 or S4. A II/VI medium-pitched midsystolic murmur at the 2nd right interspace; does not radiate to neck. No diastolic murmurs. Breasts. Pendulous, left slightly larger than right. No dimpling, reactions, rashes, masses; nipples without discharge.

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