Health & Physical Assessment in Nursing

Health & Physical Assessment in Nursing

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Undergraduate nursing in physical and health assessment, the text begins with introductory concepts, such as overall health assessment, conducting a health interview and health history, as well as documentation. The second half is organized by body systems, and each chapter reviews anatomy and physiology, teaches students how to conduct an interview, and walks students through the examination for that body system.

With our three step approach, we will help students prepare for success.

Learn the techniques
Demonstrate your skills
Practice and test yourself

This is a program that combines the text and media in order to create an integrated teaching and learning system. Media is a driving force in this course, possibly more than any other nursing course. With our program, the difference is, the media is chapter specific.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 960 pages
  • 220.98 x 279.4 x 38.1mm | 2,381.35g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130493732
  • 9780130493736
  • 2,149,202

Table of contents

Unit I Introduction to Health Assessment
Chapter 1 - Health Assessment
Chapter 2 - Health Promotion and Wellness
Chapter 3 - Health Assessment Across the Life Span
Chapter 4 - Cultural Considerations
Chapter 5 - Psychosocial Assessment
Unit II Introduction to Physical Assessment
Chapter 6 - Techniques and Equipment
Chapter 7 - General Survey
Chapter 8 - Pain Assessment
Chapter 9 - Nutritional Assessment
Chapter 10 - Health History
Unit III Physical Assessment
Chapter 11 - Skin, Hair, and Nails
Chapter 12 - Head, Neck and Lymphatics
Chapter 13 - Eyes
Chapter 14 - Ear, Nose, Mouth and Throat
Chapter 15 - Respiratory System
Chapter 16 - Breast and Axillae
Chapter 17 - Cardiovascular System
Chapter 18 - Peripheral Vascular System
Chapter 19 - Abdomen
Chapter 20 - Urinary System
Chapter 21 - Male Reproductive and Genitalia
Chapter 22 - Female Reproductive and Genitalia
Chapter 23 - Musculoskeletal
Chapter 24 - Neurologic
Unit IV Physical Assessment Across the Life Span
Chapter 25 - Assessment of Infants and Children
Chapter 26 - Assessment of the Pregnant Female
Chapter 27 - Assessment of the Middle Adult/Older Adult
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About Donita T. D'amico

Donita D'Amico, RN, M.Ed.

Donita D'Amico, a diploma nursing school graduate, earned her baccalaureate degree in nursing from William Paterson College. She earned a Master's degree in Nursing Education at Teacher's College, Columbia University with a specialization in Adult Health. Ms. D'Amico has been a faculty member at William Paterson University for more the twenty five years. Her teaching responsibilities include physical assessment, medical-surgical nursing, nursing theory, and fundamentals in the classroom, skills laboratory, and clinical settings. Donita D'Amico coauthored several textbooks. Health Assessment in Nursing and its companion clinical handbookby Sims, D'Amico, Stiesmeyer and Webster. She co-authored Comprehensive Health Assessment: A Student Workbook and Modules for Medication Administration with Dr. Colleen Barbarito. Ms. D'Amico is active in the community. Within the university, she is a charter member of the Iota Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. She continues to serve at the chapter and state levels. She also serves as a consultant and contributor to local organizations.

Colleen Barbarito, Ed.D., RN

Colleen Barbarito received a nursing diploma from Orange Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, graduated with a baccalaureate degree from William Paterson College, and earned a Master's degree from Seton Hall University, all in New Jersey. She received her Doctor of Education from Teacher's College, Columbia University. Prior to a position in education, Dr. Barbarito's clinical experiences included medical-surgical, critical care, and emergency nursing. Dr. Barbarito has been a faculty member at William Paterson University since 1983, where she has taught physical assessment and a variety of clinical laboratory courses for undergraduate nursing students and curriculum development at the graduate level.

Dr. Barbarito co-authored two books with Donita D'Amico--Modules for Medication Administration and Comprehensive Health Assessment:A Student Workbook. She published articles on anaphylaxis in American Journal of Nursing and Coping with Allergies and Asthma. Her research includes physical assessment and a collaboration on revising a physical assessment project with results published as a brief in Nurse Educator. As a faculty member,Dr. Barbarito participated in committees to explore curricular change and to develop multimedia learning modules for critical thinking. Dr. Barbarito is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She was an officer and serves as Faculty Advisor for the Iota Alpha Chapter at William Paterson University.
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