Best Nursing Assessment & Diagnosis Books
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1. Bates' Guide To Physical Examination and History Taking (Lippincott Connect)
Author: by Lynn S. Bickley MD FACP
Confidently Perform Accurate, Efficient, and Effective Physical Examinations. Master the techniques for successful physical examinations with the #1 choice for complete, authoritative guidance. This highly regarded text includes fully illustrated, step-by-step techniques that outline the correct performance of the physical examination and an easy-to-follow two-column format that correlates examination techniques on the left and abnormalities (clearly indicated in red) with differential diagnoses on the right.
NEW Expanded Unit 1 provides an overview of the components of the patient encounter and helps you ensure the most effective information-gathering and decision-making approaches. NEW Key terms are bolded in chapters and correspond to an online glossary with definitions. UPDATED Expanded coverage of special populations familiarizes you with important approaches for persons who identify as LGBTQ, persons with physical disabilities, and diverse populations throughout the life cycle.
2. Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review, Fourth Edition – Comprehensive Exam Prep with Interactive Digital Prep and Robust Study Tools
Author: by Maria T. Codina Leik MSN ARNP FNP-C AGPCNP-BC
“Includes 6 months’ free ExamPrepConnect Interactive Digital Prep with print purchase! If you are studying for the family nurse practitioner certification exam, Maria T. Codina Leik’s highly acclaimed Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review is a must-have resource, and with interactive digital prep included with purchase, it is easier than ever to study for the FNP exam.
Lauded for its concise, well-organized format, this fourth edition has been significantly revised and updated to feature key information about the new AANPCB and ANCC certification exams, all new end-of-chapter review questions, and new full-color images. Leik’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review, fourth edition also features four practice tests with hundreds of new questions and rationales800 questions in total.
Extensive test-taking techniques and question dissection and analysis chapters help you identify the best clues during the problem-solving process so that you can strategically master the certification exam. Designed to help FNP candidates boost their confidence through intensive review and high-quality questions, the fourth edition continues to provide succinct, precisely targeted need-to-know details of diseases and classic presentations you can expect to see in practice in patients across the life span.
3. Real Food for Pregnancy: The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition
Author: by Lily Nichols
Prenatal nutrition can be confusing. A lot of the advice you have been given about what to eat (or what not to eat) is well-meaning, but frankly, outdated or not evidenced-based. In Real Food for Pregnancy, you will get clear answers on what to eat and why, with research to back up every recommendation.
Author and specialist in prenatal nutrition, Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, has taken a long and hard look at the science and discovered a wide gap between current prenatal nutrition recommendations and what foods are required for optimal health in pregnancy and for your baby’s development.
There has never been a more comprehensive and well-referenced resource on prenatal nutrition. With Real Food for Pregnancy as your guide, you can be confident that your food and lifestyle choices support a smooth, healthy pregnancy.
4. Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care
Author: by Betty J. Ackley MSN EdS RN
Get nursing care plans right! Ackley’s Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 12th Edition helps practicing nurses and nursing students select appropriate nursing diagnoses and write care plans with ease and confidence. This convenient handbook shows you how to correlate nursing diagnoses with known information about clients on the basis of assessment findings, established medical or psychiatric diagnoses, and the current treatment plan.
Extensively revised and updated with the new 2018-2020 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, it integrates the NIC and NOC taxonomies, evidence-based nursing interventions, and adult, pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, safety, and client/family teaching and discharge planning considerations to guide your students in creating unique, individualized care plans.
Step-by-step instructions shows you how to use the Guide to Nursing Diagnoses and Guide to Planning Care sections to create a unique, individualized plan of care.UNIQUE! Provides care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosisPromotes evidence-based interventions and rationales by including recent or classic research that supports the use of each intervention.
5. Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 8e
Author: by Carolyn Jarvis PhD APN CNP
With an easy-to-follow approach and unmatched learning support, Jarvis’s Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 8th Edition is the most authoritative, complete, and easily implemented solution for health assessment in nursing. This tightly integrated learning package continues to center on Carolyn Jarvis’s trademark clear, logical, and holistic approach to physical examination and health assessment across the patient lifespan.
It’s packed with vivid illustrations, step-by-step guidance and evidence-based content to provide a complete approach to health assessment skills and physical examination. With a fresh focus on today’s need-to-know information, the 8th edition integrates QSEN and interprofessional collaboration, features enhanced inclusion of LGBTQ considerations, includes a new standalone Vital Signs chapter, and provides enhanced EHR and documentation content.
The most trusted name in health assessment for nurses, now in its 8th edition! A clear, conversational, step-by-step, evidence-based approach to physical examination and health assessment of patients throughout the lifespan. A consistent format from chapter to chapter features sections on Structure and Function, Subjective Data, Objective Data, Documentation and Critical Thinking, and Abnormal Findings to help you learn to assess systematically.UPDATED!
6. EKG | ECG Interpretation Made Easy: An Illustrated Study Guide For Students To Easily Learn How To Read & Interpret ECG Strips
Author: by NEDU
NEDU LLC (May 22, 2021)
Over 300 Illustrations Inside – Special Launch Price! Electrocardiograms (or ECGs) can seem very daunting when you first try to read them. There are so many squiggles, often visualized in six different “boxes” on the ECG interpretation page. You’ve been told that those squiggles mean something important about the heartbut what?
In this guide, you will understand how ECGs are performed, what they represent about the heart, and what it means to see something you don’t think is normal. Before you get into the hard stuffthe actual interpretation of ECGs, and what to do about what you’ve readyou’ll study the source of the ECG, which is the heart.
By reviewing what this important organ looks like and does every moment of your life, you’ll see how those ECG lines get generated and what exactly they mean. Then we’ll talk about how the ECG is generated and how you obtain an ECG.
What is the difference between a “rhythm strip” and a 12-lead ECG, for example? What is a P wave or a QRS complex? After you learn these, you’ll be ready to interpret what you see on an ECG reading. The rest of the guide gives you the tools to read any ECG and know what it means.
7. Bates' Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking (Lippincott Connect)
Author: by Lynn S. Bickley MD FACP
Lippincott Connect Featured Title Purchase the new print edition of this Lippincott Connect title includes lifetime access to the digital version of the book, plus related materials such as videos and multiple-choice Q&A and self-assessments. This updated ninth edition of the leading medical physical examination pocket guide available today provides concise, authoritative guidance on how to perform the patient interview, physical examination, and other core assessments.
This trusted pocket-sized reference includes fully illustrated, step-by-step techniques, retaining the easy-to-follow two-column format that correlates examination techniques on the left and abnormalities (clearly indicated in red) with differential diagnoses on the right. Now featuring an enhanced design, new content, and new student-friendly learning aids, Bates’ Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, Ninth Edition, is the ideal quick-reference resource for today’s medical, PA, pharmacy, and nursing students.NEW!
8. Health Assessment in Nursing
Author: by Janet R. Weber RN EdD
Now in its sixth edition, the innovative, systematic, and easy to understand Health Assessment in Nursing has already helped thousands of RN-seeking students develop the comprehensive knowledge base and expert nursing assessment skills necessary for accurate collection of client data.
The authors provide in-depth, accurate information, a compelling Continuing Case Study that covers every step in the assessment process, a focus on diversity and health assessment through the lifespan, a striking photo and illustration program that includes photos of practicing nurses performing assessments, dynamic online video clips and animations, and much more.
This book provides students everything needed to master the knowledge and assessment skills needed for a successful nursing career.KEY FEATURES”New! Focused/Specialized Assessments signaled with icons and introduced with explanatory text help differentiate between skills that are more specialized for specific settingsNew!
Verbally Communicating Findings boxes include brief biographical information and the patient’s chief concern followed by a report of significant positives and significant negatives to help students understand how to better communicate with colleaguesContinuing Case Studies with COLDSPA mnemonicEvidence-Based Health Promotion and Disease Prevention boxesAssessment GuidesAssessment ToolsSafety TipsClinical TipsOlder Adult ConsiderationsCultural Considerations.
9. Laboratory Manual for Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 8e
Author: by Carolyn Jarvis PhD APN CNP
Both a comprehensive lab manual and a practical workbook, the Study Guide and Laboratory Manual for Physical Examination and Health Assessment 8th Edition, gives you the tools you need to master physical examination and health assessment skills. Corresponding to the best-selling Jarvis textbook, this guide features reading assignments, terminology reviews, application activities, review questions, clinical learning objectives, regional write-up sheets, and narrative summary forms, with answers at the back to facilitate both learning and review.
The 8th Edition has been thoroughly updated throughout with a fresh focus on interprofessional collaboration to prepare you for the skills laboratory and interprofessional collaborative practice. Authoritative review and guidance for laboratory experiences personally written by Dr. Jarvis to give you a seamlessly integrated study and clinical experience.
Consistent format throughout text includes Purpose, Reading Assignment, Terminology Review, Study Guide, and Review Questions in each chapter. Essential review and guidance for laboratory experiences familiarizes you with physical examination forms and offers practice in recording narrative accounts of patient history and examination findings.
10. Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 8e
Author: by Carolyn Jarvis PhD APN CNP
A practical handbook for the assessment lab and the clinical setting, Jarvis’ Pocket Companion for Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 8th Edition makes it fast and easy to review essential assessment skills and techniques. You’ll conduct more effective exams by referring to summaries of examination steps, comparisons of normal versus abnormal findings, lifespan and cultural considerations, and more than 250 full-color photos and drawings.
New to this edition are enhanced integration of QSEN competencies, and updated coverage of EHR documentation. Written by renowned educator and clinician Dr. Carolyn Jarvis, this companion handbook is a perfect clinical tool whether you’re a beginner who is learning assessment skills or a practitioner who needs a portable reference!
Convenient two-column format makes it easy to understand key physical examination skills and findings. More than 250 full-color illustrations demonstrate examination skills, underlying anatomy and physiology, and normal and abnormal findings.NEW! Updated content throughout corresponds to the 8th edition of the Jarvis textbook and incorporates the latest evidence-based assessment guidelines.NEW!
11. ECG Workout: Exercises in Arrhythmia Interpretation
Author: by Jane Huff
Grasp the electrocardiography basics and identify arrhythmias accurately, with the freshly updated ECG Workout, 7th Edition . Fully addressing the most common arrhythmias, this clearly worded text will take you step-by-step through expert ECG tracing interpretation methods, including differentiating among rhythm groups, equipment use, and management protocols.
This is the go-to ECG guide for both student training and professional reviewperfect for physicians, nurses, medical and nursing students, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, telemetry technicians, and related practitioners. Get a strong grounding in accurate ECG readings with … NEW pull-out arrhythmia summary cards help you interpret end-of-chapter practice stripsNEW and updated advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) guidelines incorporated in each arrhythmia chapterNEW and updated figures, boxes, tables, and additional practice stripsUpdated coverage of all ECG concepts and skills, including:Illustrated anatomy and physiology of the heartElectrical basis of electrocardiologyArrhythmia chapters: sinus, atrial, junctional and AV blocks, ventricular and bundle-branch block rhythmsexamples, causes, clinical treatments, and practice stripsStep-by-step direction on interpreting rhythm stripsComponents of the ECG tracing: waveforms, intervals, segments, complexes, and waveform identificationDiscussion of cardiac monitors, lead systems, lead placement, ECG artifacts, and troubleshooting monitor problemsMethods for precise rate calculationDiscussion of cardiac pacemakers: types, indications, function, pacemaker terminology, malfunctions, and pacemaker analysis, with practice tracingsECG conversion table ensures precise heart rate calculation with plastic pocket version inside back coverSkillbuilder practice strips more than 600 life-size ECG tracings:End-of-chapter strips from actual patients, with 3-second indicators for rapid-rate calculation, and answers at back of bookA mix of arrhythmias to help you distinguish among typesPosttest with mix of more than 100 waveform rhythm strips, for student testing or self-evaluation
12. Symptom to Diagnosis An Evidence Based Guide, Fourth Edition
Author: by Scott Stern
“This book is a tremendous asset for students and residents learning to develop their diagnostic skills. It can also be useful as a refresher for established clinicians when the more common diagnoses are not the cause of a patient’s complaints.”Doody’s Review An engaging case-based approach to learning the diagnostic process in internal medicineDoody’s Core Titles for 2021!
Symptom to Diagnosis, Fourth Edition teaches an evidence-based, step-by-step process for evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients based on their clinical complaints. By applying this process clinicians will be able to recognize specific diseases and prescribe the most effective therapy. Each chapter is built around a common patient complaint that illustrates essential concepts and provides insight into the process by which the differential diagnosis is identified.
As the case progresses, clinical reasoning is explained in detail. The differential diagnosis for that particular case is summarized in tables that highlight the clinical clues and important tests for the leading diagnostic hypothesis and alternative diagnostic hypotheses. As the chapter progresses, the pertinent diseases are reviewed.
13. Nursing Teas Guide (Quick Study Academic)
Author: by Inc. BarCharts
Essential academic skill requirements covered for the TEAS test for entry into Nursing School, all in 6 laminated pages. Many people have underestimated this test their first time around and had to take it again, do not be one of them.
These 6 laminated pages are a guide to success. Nurses are some of the biggest fans of QuickStudy guides, so start your collection and get started on a new career. Suggested uses: Students study companion that can be reviewed any where and any time, to ensure you are keeping your goals in sight Teachers/Professors a roadmap for your students training to take the TEAS to start a Nursing career Nursing Schools a great opportunity to provide this tool for incoming students to help them pass the test and enter your program
14. Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests
Author: by Kathleen Deska Pagana PhD RN
Writing care plans, understanding and performing tests, and interpreting test results is made easier with Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 6th Edition. This essential resource provides clear, concise overage of over 700 of the most commonly performed diagnostic and laboratory tests.
Valuable in academic and clinical settings alike, it is beloved for its full-color design, user-friendly organization, and illustrations that help clarify keep concepts. Updated and streamlined content with new tests ensures you have the most relevant information. A new Diagnostic Testing for the Most Common Diseases section highlights the integration of medical testing as it relates to the top diseases or clinical syndromes.
Tests are presented comprehensively and consistently, in a sequence that best simulates priorities in clinical practice.UNIQUE! Clinical Priorities boxes emphasize priorities and procedure considerations specific to understanding and performing tests.UNIQUE! Test Results and Clinical Significance sections describe the significance of the test findings and discuss the pathophysiology of the disease process and how it relates to the test result.UNIQUE!
15. Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination: An Interprofessional Approach (Mosby's Guide to Physical Examination)
Author: by Jane W. Ball RN DrPH CPNP
Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination 9th Edition offers a uniquely interprofessional, patient-centered, lifespan approach to physical examination and health assessment. This new edition features an increased focus on patient safety, clinical reasoning, and evidence-based practice, along with an emphasis on the development of good communication skills and effective hands-on examination techniques.
Each core chapter is organized into four sections Anatomy and Physiology, Review of Related History, Examination and Findings, and Abnormalities with lifespan content integrated into each area. Written by an author team comprised of advance practice nurses and physicians with specialties in the care of adults, older adults, and children, this one-of-a-kind textbook addresses health assessment and physical examination for a wide variety of disciplines.UNIQUE!
Interprofessional, interdisciplinary approach, written by two advanced practice nurses and three physicians, with expertise in both pediatric and adult-geriatric health.UPDATED! Infectious outbreak content addresses the growing problem of global infectious disease outbreaks such as Zika and Ebola and the need for infection precautions.UNIQUE!
16. Hemodynamic Monitoring Made Incredibly Visual (Incredibly Easy! Series®)
Author: by Rose Knapp DNP RN APRN-BC
Build a solid knowledge base in hemodynamic nursing skills, with the newly updated Hemodynamic Monitoring Made Incredibly Visual!, 4th Edition. Full of colorful images that illustrate monitoring concepts and processes, this concise, enjoyable guide sorts through the complexities of hemodynamics and clarifies them in easy-to-follow ways.
Grasp the structures and functions of pulmonary and cardiac systems and the vital skills of hemodynamics, with this vital referencea must-have for all nursing students, new nurses, and nurses returning to critical care. Get clear, concise direction on the concepts, devices, and nursing skills used in hemodynamic monitoring: NEW and updated content, photos and graphics that demonstrate nursing skills and responsibilitiesHundreds of colorful images that guide you through the ins and outs of hemodynamics detailed photos, diagrams, charts and other visual aids that clarify cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiologyIllustrates vital practice issues, such as how to confirm the lungs are getting enough oxygen, and how well the heart is pumping explains and reinforces key concepts in easy-to-remember waysExplains the fundamentals and current best practices in hemodynamic monitoring in easy-to-retain terms Ideal for visual learners images demonstrate step-by-step, expert guidance on monitoring skills, physiology and devices: Understanding cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiologyUnderstanding a pressure monitoring systemVascular accessPressure monitoring arterial, central venous, and pulmonary artery pressure monitoringCardiac output monitoringTissue oxygenation monitoringMinimally invasive hemodynamic monitoringCirculatory assist devicesStep-by-step guidance on thermodilution methods, analyzing thermodilution curves, measuring cardiac function and output, maintaining artery catheters, and moreIdeal on-the-spot reference and review for nursing students and new nurses addresses the physiology behind each learning objective and provides vital nursing considerationsChapter features:On the level defines normal and abnormal pressure readings for different patient conditionsQ&A illustrated riddles, diagrams, and questions and answers at the end of each chapter that help you fully integrate new knowledgeMatchmaker matching terms and conditions to their correct definitionMemory board learning aids and memory cues that help you retain important definitions and processesRide the wave explains the actions of waveforms, including how to recognize abnormal waveformsNurse Joy and Jake expert insights and encouraging advice About the Clinical Editor Rose Knapp, DNP, RN, APN-BC, is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and Associate Graduate Faculty and MSN Program Director/APN Program Coordinator at the Marjorie K.