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Handbook of Signs & Symptoms

Publication Year: 2015
Edition: 5th Ed.
Authors/Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
ISBN: 978-1-451-19425-8
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The newly updated fifth edition proves it is still the must-have clinical nursing tool for improving patient safety, by increasing assessment accuracy.

Improve patient safety with:
• NEW signs and symptoms related to emerging diseases and disorders, including avian influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, Kawasaki disease, and the currently epidemic metabolic syndrome
• NEW appendix provides definitions and common causes of 250 less-familiar or nonspecific signs and symptoms
• NEW techniques for evoking patient responses
• NEW pediatric, psychiatric, and nail and tongue signs
• NEW focus on obtaining health history needed for comprehensive, reliable documentation
• Quick-reference A to Z format arms you with assessment guidance for 530 signs and symptoms
• Up-to-date methods for determining each sign or symptom’s identity, cause, and nursing implications
• Description of sign or symptom is followed by:
o History and physical examination – Guidelines for detailed history and exam: what to ask, what to examine, and how
o Emergency interventions – Life-, limb-, and organ-threatening signs and symptoms, with recommended nursing interventions
o Medical causes – Differential diagnosis: common causative diseases and disorders related to each sign and symptom, and subtle indicators that keep assessments on track
o Other causes – Medications and herbal remedies associated with each complaint o Special considerations – Patient positioning to ease comfort; preparation for diagnostic testing; reducing anxiety; signs of complications
o Patient counseling – Patient teaching for comfort and safety; explaining causes, treatment, and possible outcomes; providing support referrals
o Pediatric pointers, Geriatric pointers, and Gender cues - Age and gender issues affecting sign and symptom’s presentation, detection, and interpretation
• Charts help differentiate among a sign or symptom's multiple causes, and differences among similar signs and symptoms
• Tables on signs and symptoms relating to bioterrorism agents and herbal remedies

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN: 978-1-451-19425-8
  • Specialty:
    Nursing Assessment
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 5th Ed.
  • Pages: 816
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 2015

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