Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Assessment & Diagnosis - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Nursing Assessment & Diagnosis. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Real Food for Pregnancy: The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Assessment & Diagnosis - August 2021

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 A lot of the advice you have been given about what to eat (or what not to eat) is well-meaning, but frankly, outdated or not evidenced-based.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.

  • Author: Lily Nichols
  • Publisher: Lily Nichols (February 21, 2018)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0986295041
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.78 x 9 inches

                 

2. Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Assessment & Diagnosis - August 2021

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 diagnosis Promotes evidence-based interventions and rationales by including recent or classic research that supports the use of each intervention. Presents examples of and suggested NIC interventions and NOC outcomes in each care plan. 150 NCLEX exam-style review questions are available on Evolve. Easy-to-follow sections I and II guide you through the nursing process and selection of appropriate nursing  Appendixes provide you with valuable information in an easy-to-access location.  Clear, concise interventions are usually only a sentence or two long and use no more than two references.  Safety content emphasizes what must be considered to provide safe patient care.  Classic evidence-based references promote evidence-based interventions and rationales. List of Nursing Diagnosis Index on inside front cover of book for quick reference. Alphabetical thumb tabs allow quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses. NEW! Includes comprehensive, up-to-date information on the new 2018-2020 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, complete with 17 new diagnoses. NEW! and UPDATED! Provides the latest NIC/NO C, interventions, and rationales for every care plan NEW! Section I: Gender identity discussion includes information about the caregiver’s responsibility for adapting care accordingly. NEW! Interventions reorganized by priority helps you quickly identify the information you’re searching for. NEW! Section II: Bullying, Gender Dysphoria, Medical marijuana, Military families/personnel, Opioid use/abuse, Service animals, Technology addiction, and Veterans. NEW! Additional clarification of use of QSEN throughout book in Section I NEW! Concept map creator added from Yoost textbook.  NEW! Updated rationales include evidence-based references 5 years or less.

  • Author: Betty J. Ackley MSN EdS RN
  • Publisher: Mosby; 12th edition (March 15, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323551120
  • Dimensions: 8 x 1.4 x 10 inches

                 

3. EKG | ECG Interpretation Made Easy: An Illustrated Study Guide For Students To Easily Learn How To Read & Interpret ECG Strips


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Assessment & Diagnosis - August 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 heart—but 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 stuff—the actual interpretation of ECGs, and what to do about what you've read—you'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. We'll cover all sorts of arrhythmias as well as ECG evidence of ischemia and infarction. We'll also talk about what you need to know concerning how drugs and electrolyte abnormalities affect the heart, and what kind of ECG you'll see under such influences. Click the cover to see what's inside. Then get yours now by clicking the "Buy Now" button!

  • Author: NEDU
  • Publisher: NEDU LLC (May 22, 2021)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Allied Health Professions
  • ISBN: 978-1952914096
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.36 x 11 inches

                 

4. Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 8e


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Assessment & Diagnosis - August 2021

With an easy-to-follow approach and unmatched learning support, Jarvis’s Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 8 th 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 8 th 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 8 th 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! An unsurpassed collection of more than 1,100 full-color illustrations has been updated to vividly showcase anatomy and physiology, examination techniques, and abnormal findings. Enhanced content on the electronic health record, charting, and narrative recording exemplify how to document assessment findings using state-of-the-art systems with time-tested thoroughness. Engaging learning resources include assessment video clips; NCLEX® Exam review questions; case studies with critical thinking activities; audio clips of heart, lung, and abdominal sounds; assessment checklists, and much more. Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle boxes present opportunities for patient teaching and health promotion while performing the health assessment. Developmental Competence sections highlight content specific to infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, and older adults. Culture and Genetics sections include information on biocultural and transcultural variations in an increasingly diverse patient population. NEW! Standalone Vital Signs chapter and refocused nutrition content include an expanded emphasis on the national epidemic of obesity. NEW! Enhanced integration of QSEN and interprofessional collaboration emphasize how to ensure patient safety during the physical exam and how to collaborate with other health professionals to promote optimal health. NEW! Enhanced inclusion of LGBTQ issues and revamped and refocused Cultural Assessment chapter equip you with the skills to practice with greater sensitivity and inclusivity. NEW! Health Promotion and Patient Teaching sections underscore the unique role of nurses (especially advanced practice nurses) in health promotion.

  • Author: Carolyn Jarvis PhD APN CNP
  • Publisher: Saunders; 8th edition (February 18, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323510806
  • Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.2 x 11.1 inches

                 

5. Bates' Guide To Physical Examination and History Taking (Lippincott Connect)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Assessment & Diagnosis - August 2021

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.   UPDATED  Restructured Regional Exam chapters enhance your understanding of overview material, examination techniques, and health promotion and counseling considerations.  UPDATED Photographs, illustrations, and references reinforce key content based on the latest evidence-based information. UPDATED Text boxes are numbered to provide quick access to important summaries of clinical conditions and tips for challenging examination techniques. Clinical pearls , printed in blue, highlight key points at a glance. Detailed, highly illustrated tables of abnormal conditions display examination and clinical information in an easy-to-find, quick-reference format at the end of each chapter. eBook available. Fast, smart, and convenient, today’s eBooks can transform learning. These interactive, fully searchable tools offer 24/7 access on multiple devices, the ability to highlight and share notes, and much more.

  • Author: Lynn S. Bickley MD FACP
  • Publisher: LWW; 13th edition (August 26, 2020)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1496398178
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 10 inches

                 



6. Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Assessment & Diagnosis - August 2021

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner, General Nonfiction, 2013  Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina - and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice   In the tradition of the best writing on medicine, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the listener into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and to maintain life amidst chaos.  After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths.  Five Days at Memorial, the culmination of six years of reporting, unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the listener into a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing.  In a voice at once involving and fair, masterful and intimate, Fink exposes the hidden dilemmas of end-of-life care and reveals just how ill-prepared we are in America for the impact of large-scale disasters - and how we can do better. A remarkable book, engrossing from start to finish, Five Days at Memorial radically transforms your understanding of human nature in crisis.

  • Author: Sheri Fink
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Science & Engineering, Science, Environment, Natural Disasters

                 

7. Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination: An Interprofessional Approach (Mosby's Guide to Physical Examination)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Assessment & Diagnosis - August 2021

Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination 9 th 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! Cross-references to Dains et al: Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care help you take "the next step" in your clinical reasoning abilities and provides a more seamless user experience. UNIQUE! Compassionate, patient-centered approach emphasizes developing good communication skills, use of effective hands-on examination techniques, and reliance on clinical reasoning and clinical decision-making. Integrated lifespan content includes separate sections in each chapter on Infants and Children, Adolescents, Pregnant Women , and Older Adults . NEW! Emphasis on clinical reasoning provides insights and clinical expertise to help you develop clinical judgment skills. NEW! Enhanced emphasis on patient safety and healthcare quality , particularly as it relates to sports participation. NEW! Content on documentation has been updated with a stronger focus on electronic charting (EHR/EMR). NEW! Enhanced social inclusiveness and patient-centeredness incorporates LGBTQ patients and providers, with special a emphasis on cultural competency, history-taking, and special considerations for examination of the breasts, female and male genitalia, reproductive health, thyroid, and anus/rectum/prostate. NEW! Telemedicine, virtual consults, and video interpreters content added to the Growth, Measurement, and Nutrition chapter. NEW! Improved readability with a clear, straightforward, and easy-to-understand writing style. NEW! Updated drawing, and photographs enhance visual appeal and clarify anatomical content and exam techniques.

  • Author: Jane W. Ball RN DrPH CPNP
  • Publisher: Mosby; 9th edition (February 9, 2018)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323481953
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.3 x 11 inches

                 

8. Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review, Fourth Edition – Comprehensive Exam Prep with Interactive Digital Prep and Robust Study Tools


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Assessment & Diagnosis - August 2021

" 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 rationales―800 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. Organized by body system, chapters are consistently formatted to include Danger Signals, Normal Findings, Lab Findings, Benign Variants, and Disease Review topics. Each chapter features valuable Exam Tips and Clinical Pearls that highlight key considerations and information likely to be encountered on the exam, ideal for a last-minute refresher before test day. Ensure success by making this essential family nurse practitioner resource―praised by thousands for helping them pass their certification―a key part of your exam prep study regimen. ExamPrepConnect Features: All the high-quality content from the book Personalized study plan based on exam date 800 questions and answers with rationales―study by topic to identify your strengths and weaknesses Lessons and flashcards on key information and abbreviations Discussion board to connect with FNP exam-prep community Games to make studying fun Key Features: Includes updated information reflecting the new AANPCB and ANCC certification exams Introduces new end-of-chapter review questions to help you assess knowledge application and retention Features four practice tests with hundreds of new questions and rationales Provides a succinct and highly targeted review of diseases commonly seen in primary care, updated clinical information, all new color photos, and Exam Tips and Clinical Pearls to highlight key exam content Outlines Danger Signals, Normal Findings, Lab Findings, and Benign Variants in physical assessment of each body system Delineates strategic question-dissection techniques to simplify the problem-solving process Offers an intensive pharmacology review and review of professional issues―ethical guidelines, professional roles, reimbursement, research, evidence-based medicine and epidemiology, and cultural considerations Publisher: Springer Publishing Company Note to readers: Publishers does not guarantee quality or access to any included digital components if book is purchased through a third-party seller.

  • Author: Maria T. Codina Leik MSN ARNP FNP-C AGPCNP-BC
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 4th edition (December 29, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0826163721
  • Dimensions: 6.75 x 1.25 x 9.75 inches

                 

9. Nursing Teas Guide (Quick Study Academic)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Assessment & Diagnosis - August 2021

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

  • Author: Inc. BarCharts
  • Publisher: QuickStudy; 1st edition (May 31, 2015)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Nursing
  • ISBN: 978-1423225959
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.06 inches

                 

10. ECG Workout: Exercises in Arrhythmia Interpretation


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Assessment & Diagnosis - August 2021

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 review—perfect 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 strips NEW and updated advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) guidelines incorporated in each arrhythmia chapter NEW and updated figures, boxes, tables, and additional practice strips Updated coverage of all ECG concepts and skills, including: Illustrated anatomy and physiology of the heart Electrical basis of electrocardiology Arrhythmia chapters: sinus, atrial, junctional and AV blocks, ventricular and bundle-branch block rhythms—examples, causes, clinical treatments, and practice strips Step-by-step direction on interpreting rhythm strips Components of the ECG tracing: waveforms, intervals, segments, complexes, and waveform identification Discussion of cardiac monitors, lead systems, lead placement, ECG artifacts, and troubleshooting monitor problems Methods for precise rate calculation Discussion of cardiac pacemakers: types, indications, function, pacemaker terminology, malfunctions, and pacemaker analysis, with practice tracings ECG conversion table ensures precise heart rate calculation with plastic pocket version inside back cover Skillbuilder 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 book A mix of arrhythmias to help you distinguish among types Posttest with mix of more than 100 waveform rhythm strips, for student testing or self-evaluation

  • Author: Jane Huff
  • Publisher: LWW; 7th edition (July 14, 2016)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1469899817
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.9 x 10.9 inches