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ISBN 9781920994488

Author/Module Code: RASMUSSEN

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Price: $69.00 AUD inc GST


Review your clinical assessment skills the easy, enjoyable way!

In addition to covering the basic knowledge and essential skills needed to undertake a health assessment, this excellent reference is loaded with information on assessment of different body systems and great tips on applying theory to practice.

Fantastic features!

Bridging the Gap explains cultural variables which may influence health assessment
Peak Technique illustrates the best ways to perform specific physical examination techniques
Ages and Stages pinpoint age-related variations in assessment findings
Interpretation Stations give guidelines for interpreting assessment findings quickly and easily

Adapted from the popular Made Incredibly Easy! series this text includes relevant language, references, legislation and measurements for the Australia New Zealand marketplace.


Preface iv
Reviewers of the Australian and New Zealand edition vi
Contributors and consultants: UK edition vii
Contributors and consultants: USA edition viii

Part I Beginning the assessment
1 Health history 3
2 Fundamental physical assessment techniques 33
3 Nutritional assessment 61
4 Mental health assessment 81

Part II Assessing body systems
5 Skin, hair and nails 97
6 Eyes 123
7 Ears, nose and throat 151
8 Respiratory system 181
9 Cardiovascular system 217
10 Breasts and lymphatics 249
11 Gastrointestinal system 265
12 Genitourinary system 295
13 Musculoskeletal system 325
14 Neurological system 359

Practice makes perfect 399
Glossary 409
References, further reading and websites 412

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