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By Beth Hogan-Quigley MSN RN CRNP, Mary Louise Palm MS RN, Lynn S. Bickley MD

The ultimate in physical assessment has now been tailored completely for the desires of the RN-student. Based at the award-winning Bates' consultant to actual exam & historical past Taking, this NEW TEXT combines the popular positive factors of the category Bates’ with an RN-focus. Trusted and time-perfected content material together with more suitable evaluate thoughts, bright visuals, and the vintage Bates’ two-column structure gives you evaluate details in a complete and student-friendly package. This new, RN-specific textual content includes a few NEW, ADDITIONAL nursing-specific chapters: creation to future health overview, Cultural and religious overview, food, and placing all of it jointly. additionally, constitution and serve as details is streamlined, health and wellbeing background is symptom and interview-focused, nursing documentation examples are integrated, info research is roofed in end-of-chapter precis sections, well-being advertising is streamlined with a spotlight on follow-up and instructing on the finish of the chapters.The textual content is observed by way of a Lab handbook that includes nursing-specific case reports to enhance content material from a nursing perspective.This textual content is additionally packaged with the Bates for Nursing on-line path for an entire nursing review resolution.

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No concerns about HIV infection. Psychiatric: None. Health Maintenance. Immunizations: Oral polio vaccine, year uncertain; tetanus shot, 2004; flu vaccine, 2008, no reaction; H1N1 vaccine, 2010. Screening tests: Last Pap smear, 2007, normal. No mammograms to date. Family History Stroke, varicose veins, headaches Train accident 43 High blood pressure 61 67 Gravida (G); Parity, or # deliveries (P); Miscarriages (M); Living (L), or G-P-M-L 3-3-0-3 The Family History can be recorded as a diagram or a narrative.

Nausea? Vomiting? Seizures? Relieving factors are anything the patient has tried to relieve the headache. Have you tried cool compresses? Rest in a dark room? Did it work? Treatments are any interventions the patient has previously tried. Has the patient seen a health care provider? Tried any remedies: medications (prescription, over the counter, or herbal), acupuncture to make the headache go away? Did they work? qxd 7/21/11 7:36 AM Page 13 based on the patient’s information. How to determine this will be addressed in more detail in Chapter 4, The Health History.

The comprehensive health history and physical assessment build the foundation of the clinical assessment. During this collection of data, a rapport develops between the nurse and the patient and a mutual trust begins. As the fact-finding mission of the health history proceeds and data are collected, the nurse is putting pieces of the puzzle together. Through skilled interviewing, the nurse will gather the history from the patient or the family; this is the subjective data, which is also known as symptoms.

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