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This unique 2-in-1 reference presents vital information on history taking, physical examination, and interpretation of findings in two practical, helpful ways on every page. The wide inner column contains detailed narrative text; the narrow outer column contains brief bulleted summaries of the same information. This format enables nurses to quickly scan the bulleted points and jump to more detail as needed without turning the page. In addition to full assessment guidance for every body system, this essential reference covers mental health assessment and nutritional assessment. Two 8-page full-color inserts bring to life assessment techniques and landmarks. Icons highlight specific techniques; lifespan, gender, and racial differences in findings; and abnormal findings.Respiratory system The respiratory system includes the airways, lungs, bony thorax, respiratory muscles, and central nervous system (CNS). They all work together to deliver oxygen to the bloodstream and remove excess carbon dioxide from the body. ... The bronchi then divide into secondary bronchi, tertiary bronchi, terminal bronchioles, respiratory bronchioles, alveolar ducts and, finally, into the alveolianbsp;...

Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2005


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