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Nursing and Physical Assessment Study Guide : Detailed coverage of physical exam, assessment techniques, assessment scales, blood tests, and more
"Nursing and Physical Assessment Study Guide
Audience: Intended for nursing, medical, and dental students and residents.
- Fully illustrated
Detailed coverage of nursing duties including analysis and assessment techniques.
- Navigate from Table of Contents or search for the words or phrases
- Add Bookmarks
- Designed for optimal navigation on electronic devices with a small screen
- Access the guide anytime, anywhere - at home, on the train, in the subway.
- Use your down time to prepare for an exam.
- Always have the guide available for a quick reference.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Vital Signs: Temperature | Blood Pressure | Pulse | Respiratory rate
Basic Biometrics: Height | Weight | BMI | Pain scale | PQRST Method for Symptom Assessment
Primary Assessment Techniques: Inspection | Palpation | Percussion | Auscultation: Heart Sounds | Heart Murmurs | Lung Sounds | Bowel Sounds
Physical Examination: General appearance | Organ systems | Medical history | Differential diagnosis | Cancer Signs | Edema | Universal precautions
Blood Tests Reference Ranges:
Clinical biochemistry: Electrolytes and Metabolites | Liver function tests | Other enzymes and proteins | Other ions and trace metals | Lipids | Tumor markers | Hormones
Hematology: Red blood cells | White blood cells | Coagulation
Immunology: Acute phase protein markers of Inflammation | Autoantibodies
Other: Serology | Arterial blood gas
Sodium: Hypernatremia | Hyponatremia
Potassium: Hyperkalemia | Hypokalemia
Calcium: Hypercalcaemia | Hypocalcaemia
Magnesium: Hypermagnesemia | Hypomagnesemia
Chloride: Hyperchloremia | Hypochloremia
Phosphate: Hyperphosphatemia | Hypophosphatemia
Bicarbonate: Hyperbicarbonatemia | Alkalosis | Hypercapnia || Hypobicarbonatemia | Acidosis | Hypocapnia
Other Standard Tests and Scales: EKG | Oxygen saturation | Ulcer assessment | Glasgow coma scale | Pediatric Glasgow Coma Scale | Muscle strength | Bristol Stool Scale | Tanner stage | Odor Intensity | X-Ray
Injection: Subcutaneous | Intramuscular | Depot | Intravenous | Insulin Types
Medical Abbreviations: 0-9 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W-Z | Latin abbreviations
Abbreviations for medical organizations and personnel: A-B | C-N | O-Z
Measurement Units: Metric system (SI) | SI writing style | Powers of 10 prefixes | US units and conversion to SI
Anatomical Terms: Position | Direction | Motion
Cranial nerves: I olfactory | II optic | III oculomotor | IV trochlear | V trigeminal | V1 ophthalmic | V2 maxillary | V3 mandibular | VI abducens | VII facial | VIII vestibulocochlear (cochlear, vestibular) | IX glossopharyngeal | X vagus | XI accessory | XII hypoglossal"
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December 15, 2009
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