Completely updated, this edition presents assessment skills in a reader-friendly format that makes learning fun. The text provides nurses with the know-how they need to obtain pertinent health histories, perform physical examinations, and recognize normal and abnormal findings.
"Assessment Made Incredibly Easy, 5e presents nursing assessment skills in the reader-friendly Incredibly Easy! format that makes learning fun. With an appealing 4-color interior and light-hearted humor throughout, the text provides the know-how nurses need to obtain pertinent health histories, perform physical examinations, and recognize normal and abnormal findings. Abundant full-color illustrations, charts, memory joggers, and other special features help nurses master assessment techniques and remember key information. The Practice Makes Perfect self-test includes updated NCLEX(r)-style questions with rationales for correct and incorrect answers. A companion Website offers ancillary materials, including an image bank, printable study cards, and numerous games newly added for this 5th edition"--Provided by publisher.
Building on and strengthening the reader-friendly, award-winning Incredibly Easy! Series� features, Health Assessment Made Incredibly Visual! maximizes visual learning to help nurses master patient assessment. Hundreds of detailed and colorful photographs, diagrams, charts, and other visual aids guide nurses through each step of performing a head-to-toe physical examination and identifying normal and abnormal findings. Lighthearted logos reinforce key points. Best Picture graphically displays the best way to perform a technique. Take Note features lifelike charts showing how to document findings. Outside the Norm presents clear illustrations of abnormal findings. Memory Board presents visual mnemonics to help nurses remember difficult concepts. "Vision Quest" puzzles test readers' knowledge in an entertaining way.
This fully revised reference uses humor to help nurses master assessment skills. New features include entertaining learning aids called "Cheat Sheets," and "Practice Makes Perfect" -- case study questions and answers that let nurses assess their progress. Also new are a chapter on mental health assessment and illustrations relating pathophysiology to assessment findings. Contents include health history, physical assessment, nutritional assessment, mental health assessment, and assessment of body systems: skin, hair, and nails; eyes; ears, nose, and throat; respiratory system; cardiovascular system; breasts and axillae; gastrointestinal system; female genitourinary system; male genitourinary system; musculoskeletal system; and neurologic system.
Ready to learn health assessment skills? The fully updated Health Assessment Made Incredibly Visual, 3rd Edition, shows you how with humor, great visuals, and real-life scenarios. Hundreds of colorful drawings, diagrams, and photos support easy-to-follow, expert nursing instruction on the many skills needed for physical exams and assessments of every body system, from head to toe. Fulfill the requirements of student nursing and start your nursing practice with a high standard with this top-level direction on performing solid, accurate health assessments! Benefit from the expert wisdom of this invaluable guide, featuring . . . NEW content on geriatric care from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth and Fifth Edition (DSM-4 and DSM-5)Simple-to-use and easy-to-follow guidance on all aspects of health assessmentFully illustrated examples of best practices Current nursing standards for each type of assessmentSupport for accurate assessment Guides you through the anatomy and assessment processes for each body system or health issue, including skin, hair, and nails; eyes and ears; nose, mouth, throat, and neck; pregnancy, and the respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, neurologic, and genitourinary systemsStep-by-step guidance on examination skills with photos, diagrams, drawings, and descriptions for areas including Use of examination tools and equipmentChoosing, using, and interpreting assessment testsSpotting abnormalitiesPalpating the nose and maxillary sinusesMeasuring diaphragm movementPercussing the chestMeasuring visionAssessing eye muscle functionHearing and voice assessmentsSpecial chapter features: "Take Note" Real-life examples of documentation for complex conditions"Outside the norm" Photos and explanations of abnormalities"Memory board" Memory tricks that help you remember vital concepts and key treatments"Symptom synopsis" Symptoms, key facts, and possible causes for numerous conditions"Skill check" Expert guidance, backed by real-life photos, on how to examine and assess different body systems and functions"Q&A" End-of-chapter quizzes puzzles, riddles, and multiple-choice questions to help you retain essential information"
This is a handy reference book in the award-winning Incredibly Easy! style--perfect for those entering or needing a refresher in critical care nursing. Critical care nursing is one of the most demanding and complex areas of nursing practice. The critical care nurse has to be "broadly specialized" with a fluency in a wide range of interconnected concepts, body system physiology, pathophysiology, and highly technical interventions, while processing data from multiple sources--all this in an environment where there is no room for error and seconds really do count.
Medical-Surgical Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, Second Edition, is a practical, informative reference in the entertaining, award-winning Incredibly Easy! style. This thoroughly updated edition covers hundreds of disorders and includes new chapters on end-of-life care and obesity, plus sixteen pages of full-color illustrations, sidebars on evidence-based practice pointers, and a patient resources appendix. Chapters feature key points summaries, light-hearted headings, and illustrations and are formatted to help readers find information easily. Quick-scan tables, flow charts, key terms, bullets, checklists, graphic logos, and cartoon characters highlight essential information. A bound-in CD-ROM contains over 300 NCLEX®-style questions, plus concept maps and other tools.
Translates into Spanish the questions commonly asked when examining the primary body systems, and provides educational phrases to teach patients about major clinical disorders, pain management, medications, and nutrition.
Written in the award-winning, lighthearted Incredibly Easy! style, this book is an excellent aid to understanding and retention of medical terminology. The first chapter focuses on key concepts of medical terminology, including common word components. Subsequent chapters cover individual body systems, providing in-depth definitions that connect words to their meanings. This Third Edition features new chapters on obstetric and mental health terms and expanded "Pump Up Your Pronunciation" charts. Two eight-page full-color inserts offer a closer look at anatomical terminology. A companion Website offers student and instructor ancillaries including a pronunciation guide with hundreds of terms, "Pump Up Your Pronunciation" study cards, practice exercises, PowerPoint presentations, and a test generator. Online Tutoring powered by Smarthinking--Online tutoring, powered by Smarthinking, gives students access to expert nursing and allied health science educators whose mission, like yours, is to achieve success. Students can access live tutoring support, critiques of written work, and other valuable tools.
Nursing Care Planning Made Incredibly Easy! is the resource every student needs to master the art of care planning, including concept mapping. Starting with the nursing process, the book provides the foundations for writing practical care plans, walks students through the care planning process, builds the critical thinking skills needed to individualize care, and offers tips on incorporating evidence-based standards and rationales into nursing interventions. Coverage includes up-to-date NANDA nursing diagnoses, NIC and NOC, and an English-NANDA dictionary that makes understanding nursing diagnoses fun. Sample care plans appear throughout the book. A bound-in CD-ROM contains over 150 customizable care plans.
Dosage Calculations: An Incredibly Easy! Workout features over 250 enjoyable practice exercises to help readers master dosage calculations with ease. A perfect companion to Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy!, this workbook uses the light-hearted Incredibly Easy! writing style that makes learning and reviewing complex information less threatening and more fun. Chapters test the reader's knowledge of essential calculation information including math basics, measurement systems, recording drug administration, oral, topical, and rectal drugs, parenteral drugs, I.V. infusions, and special calculations. Readers maneuver through practice exercises that assess learning, encourage comprehension and retention, and provide a little laughter. Nurse Joy and other host characters offer coaching and encouragement.
Using the award-winning Incredibly Easy! style, Nutrition Made Incredibly Easy! Second Edition presents essential information on nutrition in a light-hearted and appetizing way. Coverage includes the physiologic processes that transform food into energy, nutrient metabolism and recommended allowances, assessment of nutritional status, and the needs of special patient populations. This edition incorporates the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, presents up-to-date information on diabetes, and includes new appendices on fad diets and commonly used herbs and supplements. Logos include Lifespan Lunchbox (age-related considerations); Bridging the Gap (cultural considerations), Menu Maven (sample menus), and NutriTips (nutritional pointers).
Anatomy & Physiology: An Incredibly Easy! Workout features over 250 enjoyable practice exercises to help readers understand anatomy and physiology with ease. A perfect companion to Anatomy & Physiology Made Incredibly Easy!, this workbook uses the light-hearted Incredibly Easy! writing style that makes learning and reviewing complex information less threatening and more fun. Chapters test the reader's knowledge of anatomic structures and physiologic processes for every body system as well as genetics, chemical organization, and fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance. Readers begin each chapter with a brief Warm-up outline review and then maneuver through practice exercises, including crossword puzzles, matching games, and labeling. Nurse Joy and other host characters offer coaching and encouragement.
I.V. Therapy: An Incredibly Easy! Workout features more than 250 enjoyable practice exercises to help readers master I.V. therapy with ease. A perfect companion to I.V. Therapy Made Incredibly Easy!, this workbook uses the light-hearted Incredibly Easy! writing style that makes learning and reviewing complex information less threatening and more fun. Chapters test the reader's knowledge of essential I.V. therapy information, including I.V. therapy fundamentals, peripheral I.V. therapy, central venous therapy, I.V. medications, transfusions, chemotherapy infusions, and parenteral nutrition. Readers maneuver through practice exercises that assess learning, encourage comprehension and retention, and provide a little laughter. Nurse Joy and other host characters offer coaching and encouragement.
A comprehensive guide to pathology uses cartoons and detailed illustrations to help explain basic concepts, presenting symptoms, risk factors, and causes of disorders and diseases that occur all over the body.
Building on and strengthening the award-winning Incredibly Easy! Series® features, Surgical Care Made Incredibly Visual! offers an innovative visual approach to mastering perioperative nursing. Hundreds of detailed and colorful photographs, diagrams, charts, and other visual aids guide nurses through each task in surgical care, including perianesthesia management, infection control, wound care, and nursing interventions for specific surgical procedures. Colored text highlights crucial information, and lighthearted logos reinforce key points. Come Equipped displays photographs or illustrations of equipment. Op Sight presents photographs or illustrations of surgical procedures. Post-Op Pitfall describes common complications of selected surgical procedures. Memory Board features visual mnemonics. "Vision Quest" puzzles test readers' knowledge in an entertaining way.
Presenting essential nursing fundamentals in an easy-to-read, fun-to-learn format, this resource provides comprehensive coverage of the theoretical foundations of nursing, the nursing process, basic nursing skills, physiologic patient care, and the latest nursing concepts. Includes illustrations, cartoons, and quizzes.
ECG Interpretation: An Incredibly Easy! Workout features scores of lifelike ECG strips and over 250 enjoyable practice exercises to help readers master ECG interpretation. A perfect companion to ECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy!, this workbook uses the light-hearted Incredibly Easy! writing style that makes learning and reviewing complex information less threatening and more fun. Chapters test the reader's knowledge of essential ECG topics, including ECG fundamentals, arrhythmia interpretation, arrhythmia treatment, and 12-lead ECGs. Readers maneuver through a variety of practice exercises that will suit different learning styles, including labeling, placing graphic procedure steps in sequence, crossword puzzles, and matching games. Nurse Joy and other host characters offer coaching and encouragement.