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    Nursing and Physical Assessment Study Guide

    Boost Your grades with this fully illustrated study guide. Detailed coverage of physical exam, assessment techniques, assessment scales, blood tests, and more. FREE Vital Signs and Basic Biometrics in the trial

    Audience

    Intended for nursing, medical, and dental students and residents.

    Features

    Fully illustrated.
    Detailed coverage of nursing duties including analysis and assessment techniques.
    Navigate from Table of Contents or search for the words or phrases
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    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

    Serum Electrolytes:
    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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