Physical Assessment for Nurses
Copyright © 2004 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Editor(s): Carol Lynn Cox, Robert Turner, Roger Blackwood
Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
Print ISBN: 9781405105903
Online ISBN: 9780470774687
About this Book
Physical assessment is a means of evaluating health status using a combination of clinical examination and history taking. A complete physical assessment should form the basis of all nursing care.
Physical Assessment for Nurses is aimed at all advanced nurse practitioners and nurses preparing to become advanced nurse practitioners. It forms the foundation for extending practice. The text explores best practice in history taking and summarises the key clinical skills needed to develop and improve physical examination skills and to competently assess, diagnose, plan and provide care.
Physical Assessment for Nurses is adapted for nurse practitioners from Turner and Blackwood: Lecture Notes on Clinical Skills (Third edition).