Handbook of Signs and Symptoms | Mobile App


Handbook of Signs and Symptoms

5th Edition

Editor(s): Andrea Borchers

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins



Description At A Glance

Quick-scan entries from A to Z offer the on-the-spot answers you need for more than 500 signs and symptoms, covering definitions, causes, patient history, exams, diagnostics, and interventions.

The newly updated Handbook of Signs & Symptoms, 5e proves it is still the must-have clinical nursing tool for improving patient safety, by increasing assessment accuracy. Quick-scan entries from A to Z offer the on-the-spot answers you need for more than 500 signs and symptoms, covering definitions, causes, patient history, exams, diagnostics, and interventions. Save time and increase your assessment confidence: Reach for this crucial guide!

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

    KEY FEATURES
    • Quick-reference A to Z format arms you with assessment guidance for 530 signs and symptoms6
    • Up-to-date methods for determining each sign or symptom’s identity, cause, and nursing implications
    • Description of sign or symptom is followed by:
      • History and physical examination – Guidelines for detailed history and exam: what to ask, what to examine, and how
      • Emergency interventions – Life-, limb-, and organ-threatening signs and symptoms, with recommended nursing interventions
      • Medical causes – Differential diagnosis: common causative diseases and disorders related to each sign and symptom, and subtle indicators that keep assessments on track
      • Other causes – Medications and herbal remedies associated with each complaint
      • Special considerations – Patient positioning to ease comfort; preparation for diagnostic testing; reducing anxiety; signs of complications
    • Patient counseling – Patient teaching for comfort and safety; explaining causes, treatment, and possible outcomes; providing support referrals
    • 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
  • {signs-sx5:3139}

    Your Voice

    By S Kari
    Nice reference we have in the ER - this is what it was purchased for. When I first started in ER - used this like crazy now its there as a reference to look up things we may forget. Solid reference for a busy ER - Also have Tinatanalli as well in the ER.

    Share Via

    KEEP IN TOUCH

         


    Copyright © 2017. All rights reserved. Skyscape® is the registered trademark of Skyscape Medpresso, Inc.
    All other trademarks, service marks and registrations are the intellectual properties of their respective owners.