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Health Assessment and Physical Examination,
3rd Edition

Pauline Calleja, Pauline Calleja, Theresa Harvey, Theresa Harvey

ISBN-13: 9780170420587 | ISBN-10: 0170420582

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

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Overview

Health assessment is a process that evaluates the whole person as a physical, psychosocial and functional being, whether they’re young or old, well or ill. This market-leading text presents health assessment, physical examination information and skills for health professionals who complete these types of assessments. Health Assessment and Physical Examination takes you from basic concepts to more advanced health assessment. It uses the ENAP (Examine–Normal–Abnormal–Pathophysiology) approach to allow you to collect useful information. A case study at the end of each chapter walks you through an assessment example. The text includes advanced topics as well as ‘Urgent findings’, which highlights serious or life-threatening signs and critical assessment findings that need immediate attention.

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Pauline’s nursing background has spanned many specialty areas and has included teaching health assessment, physical examination and clinical reasoning in clinical and academic settings. Pauline is the director for post graduate nursing and infection prevention and control programs at Griffith, and is a consultant nurse educator with Retrieval Services Queensland, a part of Queensland Health. Her experience in special projects includes developing and implementing a support program for rural and remote clinicians, teaching Indigenous primary healthcare workers, developing capacity for clinical teaching in Vietnam, and developing leadership skills in Australian clinical teachers. Pauline has also taught at Queensland University of Technology, University of the Sunshine Coast, James Cook University and within various clinical and vocational education settings and has senior management experience in a remote setting. Pauline is a Fellow of professional associations including College of Emergency Nursing Australasia, and member of CRANAplus, Association of Nursing and Midwifery Leaders and the Australian College of Nursing.

Pauline’s nursing background has spanned many specialty areas and has included teaching health assessment, physical examination and clinical reasoning in clinical and academic settings. Pauline is the director for post graduate nursing and infection prevention and control programs at Griffith, and is a consultant nurse educator with Retrieval Services Queensland, a part of Queensland Health. Her experience in special projects includes developing and implementing a support program for rural and remote clinicians, teaching Indigenous primary healthcare workers, developing capacity for clinical teaching in Vietnam, and developing leadership skills in Australian clinical teachers. Pauline has also taught at Queensland University of Technology, University of the Sunshine Coast, James Cook University and within various clinical and vocational education settings and has senior management experience in a remote setting. Pauline is a Fellow of professional associations including College of Emergency Nursing Australasia, and member of CRANAplus, Association of Nursing and Midwifery Leaders and the Australian College of Nursing.

Theresa has extensive and varied clinical and nursing education experience including tertiary and clinical education, clinical expertise in high-dependency, community and midwifery practice. Theresa’s research and teaching focus includes health assessment and physical examination, including development of clinical reasoning and supporting undergraduate students’ clinical learning for transition to practice, simulation, developing clinical teaching skills and developing a global perspective for clinical care. As the School of Nursing Midwifery and Paramedicine International Coordinator at ACU, Theresa assists with the globalisation of the curriculum and learning opportunities and facilitates students’ learning experiences in short-term study abroad programs. Theresa has led professional development of clinical teachers from multidisciplinary health areas to enhance their support of students on practicum both in Australia and Vietnam. She has also taught at Queensland University of Technology and Northern Sydney Area Midwifery School/ Ryde Hospital. Theresa is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing.

Theresa has extensive and varied clinical and nursing education experience including tertiary and clinical education, clinical expertise in high-dependency, community and midwifery practice. Theresa’s research and teaching focus includes health assessment and physical examination, including development of clinical reasoning and supporting undergraduate students’ clinical learning for transition to practice, simulation, developing clinical teaching skills and developing a global perspective for clinical care. As the School of Nursing Midwifery and Paramedicine International Coordinator at ACU, Theresa assists with the globalisation of the curriculum and learning opportunities and facilitates students’ learning experiences in short-term study abroad programs. Theresa has led professional development of clinical teachers from multidisciplinary health areas to enhance their support of students on practicum both in Australia and Vietnam. She has also taught at Queensland University of Technology and Northern Sydney Area Midwifery School/ Ryde Hospital. Theresa is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing.

  • New names for Chapters 4 Cultural Considerations; 20 The pregnant woman; and 23 Health assessment and physical examination in context
  • Three NEW and other updated cases studies with worked examples
  • UPDATED examination requirements , including neurological assessment
  • New format for Health History tables, consistent with case studies
  • Up-to-date standards for nursing and midwifery
  • NEW topics integrated into the text, including urinary function, mental health, pain management, and cultural safety
  • NEW regional updates and clarification of terminology
  • 'Clinical Reasoning' cycles explain the decision-making process to develop and enhance students’ clinical judgement skills; these include a practice tip icon if the content offers tips on how to get better results from the clinical reasoning process
  • 'Examination in Brief' boxes ' provide a concise review of steps for performing each assessment type; these are also available as pocket-sized tear-out cards for on-the-go clinical revision
  • End-of-chapter study tools include review questions, multiple choice questions for quick revision, reference to Clinical Skills Videos and further resources
  • 'Health History' tables are detailed models of potential patient profiles, common complaint descriptions, important past health history information, as well as relevant family and social histories linked to that examination. These follow a standard format that encourages consistency and organisation when discussing topics with patients during the health history interview
  • 'Health Education' boxes offer guidance for educating patients for healthy patient outcomes and emphasising assessment of the whole person
  • 'Putting it in Context' boxes show examples of the application of health assessment and physical examination theory in different clinical situations that students may encounter in the workplace. These include questions for students to review their understanding
  • 'Urgent Findings' highlights serious or life-threatening signs or critical assessment findings that need immediate attention
  • 'Reflection in Practice' introduces realistic clinical situations and ethical controversies to encourage students to question issues in a personal context as well as to stimulate critical thinking, effective decision making and active problem solving
  • End-of-chapter worked case study demonstrates how to apply critical thinking skills to real-life scenarios. These follow the structure of the health history, provide detailed patient profiles and make use of the evaluation and clinical reasoning cycle to demonstrate the approach/process

Table of Contents

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UNIT 1 Laying the foundation
1. Critical thinking and the nursing process
2. The patient interview and developmental considerations
3. The complete health history including documentation
4. Cultural considerations

UNIT 2 Physical examination
5. Physical examination techniques
6. Examination requirements for every patient
7. Mental status and neurological techniques
8. Skin, hair, and nails
9. Head, neck and regional lymph nodes
10. Eyes
11. Ears, nose, mouth and throat
12. Breast and regional nodes
13. Thorax and lungs
14. Heart and blood vessels
15. Abdomen and nutrition
16. Musculoskeletal system
17. Female genitalia
18. Male genitalia
19. Anus, rectum and prostate

UNIT 3 Specific lifespan populations
20. The pregnant woman
21. The paediatric patient
22. The older adult

UNIT 4 Putting it all together
23. Health assessment and physical examination in context

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