The Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for pre-registration education call for the nurse to be able to undertake and document a comprehensive, systematic and accurate nursing assessment of the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of patients, clients and communities. The text provides the know-how nurses need to interview patients, obtain health histories, perform physical examinations, and interpret findings.The skills covered in this book are fundamental to the delivery of excellent health care, and can help you to make a real difference to the quality of care that your patients receive. Reader-friendly features include abundant illustrations, cartoons, checklists, quick quizzes, memory joggers and chapter summaries.Each chapter features:• A summary of key points • Clear, simple explanations of assessment techniques • Definitions of key terms • Plentiful illustrations that clearly explain key assessment techniques and difficult concepts • Bullets and checklists that make it easy to spot important points at a glance • Highlighted key assessment facts • Quick quizzes at the end of each chapter• "Memory joggers" - mnemonics that help the reader understand and remember difficult points • "Bridging the gap" - explain cultural variations that impact assessment• "Peak technique" - shows how to precisely perform specific assessment techniques such as how to measure diaphragm movement or check for tactile fremitus • "That's a wrap!" - End of chapter summaries
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Titolo: Assessment Made Incredibly Easy !
Editore: Lippincott Williams
Collana: Incredibly Easy
Finitura: Copertina flessibile
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