Chapter 6. Clinical Assessment

  1. Christopher Nicholson BA (Hons), MSc (Clinical Nursing), RGN

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988107.ch6

Heart Failure: A Clinical Nursing Handbook

Heart Failure: A Clinical Nursing Handbook

How to Cite

Nicholson, C. (2007) Clinical Assessment, in Heart Failure: A Clinical Nursing Handbook, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470988107.ch6

Author Information

  1. Cardiac Nurse Specialist—Heart Failure, Central Lancashire PCT

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470057605

Online ISBN: 9780470988107

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Keywords:

  • clinical assessment;
  • symptoms;
  • diagnostic accuracy;
  • medication;
  • clinical assessment

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Role of Clinical Assessment

  • Assessment Skills

  • Presenting Complaint

  • Past Medical History

  • Lifestyle Review (Social History)

  • Medication Review

  • Symptoms of Heart Failure

  • Signs of Heart Failure

  • Signs of Structural Change

  • Systemic Signs

  • Assessment Tools and Competency