Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 3rd Edition (2016) (PDF) Jacqueline Rhoads and Sandra Wiggins Petersen

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Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 3rd Edition (2016) (PDF) Jacqueline Rhoads and Sandra Wiggins Petersen

Basic Information:

  • Year: 2016
  • Page Number: 478
  • File Type: PDF
  • File Size: 40.00 MB
  • Authors/ Editiors: Jacqueline Rhoads and Sandra Wiggins Petersen

Description:

Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Third Edition covers the diagnostic reasoning process that providers must follow when assessing an actual case. The text outlines each step of the health assessment process and further demonstrates the link between health history and physical examination. It also provides the healthcare professional with the essential data needed to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Third Edition features Navigate Premier Access, a robust online course complete with interactive lectures, eBook with health assessment videos and audio clips, syllabus, instructor resource guide, image bank, practice activities, discussion questions, and testing items.

User’s Review:

Easy to download, I like the highlighting features with each book and bookmarks and the pricing of the book. This helps because I’m in Grad school and it saves me space and makes it easy to transport without the weight of a heavy text in your bookbag. The reason I didn’t give 5 stars is because I’ve noticed the page numbers are not consistent with original text, it’s a little weird and slightly confusing to follow and takes some getting used to which is a change from when I first downloaded the Amazon Kindle app. I noticed this change with the last two books I have purchased.

I bought this book for a Nurse Practitioner course. There are many positives about this book, but a couple of negatives come to mind and I’ll mention them, too. On the positive side, detailed health history recommendations and their rationale are included for each chapter along with a chapter focused review of systems in detail. However, I wish that there were more pictures of normal findings. It’s nice to know what abnormal findings look like, but first, I need to know what characterizes a normal exam. For instance, in my many years of hospital nursing I have never done an otoscopic ear exam. This book provides a great image of a TM with bulging membrane related to acute OM. There is a picture on the next page showing a perforated TM. Great, but what does a normal TM actually look like? A sketched TM image showing the cone of light and the umbo, among other findings, is not nearly as useful as an image designating those same landmarks. This book’s focus is on the adult and only cursory mention is made of pediatric and geriatric variations. They could have either skipped these two sub areas or else included a useful amount of information on the pediatric and geriatric exams. Another negative is that our instructor told us, after class members all bought this book, that she didn’t like it and prefers the Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, which is now in it’s 11th edition. Interestingly, the Bates’ book is highlighted on Amazon as the #1 Best Seller in Nursing Diagnosis. I wish we could have used that book for our class.

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