TELEPHONE HEALTH ASSESSMENT: GUIDELINES FOR PRACTICE, 2nd edition, helps nurses accurately assess a patients health problem over the telephone. Since the first edition published in 1996, the field of telephone triage has continued to expand and be recognized as a specialty area of nursing practice. This practical, hands-on manual provides assessment of the telephone client and encourages the critical-thinking skills and independent professional judgment of the telephone health clinician. It was designed for registered nurses who have extensive and varied experience. This edition is a more efficient source of clinical information to better assist the nurse with decision making and critical thinking.Simonsen, Sandra M. is the author of 'Telephone Health Assessment Guidelines for Practice', published 2000 under ISBN 9780323011648 and ISBN 0323011640.