Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care

ISBN-10: 032304428X
ISBN-13: 9780323044288
Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)
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Description: Designed for advanced practice nursing students and novice clinicians, Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care, 3rd Edition is a practical resource that takes the readers to the "next step" of health assessment, beyond basic  More...

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List price: $69.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 2/8/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Designed for advanced practice nursing students and novice clinicians, Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care, 3rd Edition is a practical resource that takes the readers to the "next step" of health assessment, beyond basic history and physical examination and into the diagnostic reasoning process. Accessible and concise, it focuses on the physical examination centering on a specific chief complaint rather than a diagnosis of a disease entity. Each chapter is organized in five major areas: Diagnostic Reasoning: Focused History; Key Questions; Diagnostic Reasoning: Focused Physical Examination; Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies; and Differential Diagnosis. The primary care provider who masters the differential diagnoses in this text will be able to accurately diagnose the majority of patients seen in practice today!

Introduction
Clinical Reasoning, Differential Diagnosis, and Evidence-Based Practice
Diagnostic Reasoning
The Diagnostic Process
Expert Versus Novice Clinicians
Developing Clinical Judgment
Negotiating Goals and Expectations of a Patient Encounter
Evidence-Based Practice
Common Problems of the Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat
Earache
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Sore Throat
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Nasal Symptoms and Sinus Congestion
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Hoarseness
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Red Eye
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Vision Loss
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Common Problems of the Skin
Rashes and Skin Lesions
Initial Focused Physical Examination
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Common Problems of the Cardiovascular System
Chest Pain
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Tables
Syncope
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Common Problems of the Respiratory System
Dyspnea
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Emergent Conditions Manifested by Dyspnea
Nonemergent Conditions Manifested by Dyspnea
Differential Diagnosis Tables
Cough
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Tables
Common Problems of the Abdomen and Gastrointestinal System
Abdominal Pain
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Acute Conditions That Cause Abdominal Pain
Chronic Conditions That Cause Lower Abdominal Pain
Chronic Conditions That Cause Upper Abdominal Pain
Differential Diagnosis Tables
Diarrhea
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Tables
Constipation
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Rectal Pain, Itching, and Bleeding
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Common Problems of the Genitourinary System
Urinary Incontinence
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Urinary Problems in Females and Children
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Genitourinary Problems in Males
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Penile Discharge
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Common Gynecological Problems
Vaginal Discharge and Itching
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Vaginal Bleeding
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Amenorrhea
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Common Problems of the Breasts
Breast Lumps and Nipple Discharge
Focused History for Breast Lumps
Focused History for Nipple Discharge
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Breast Pain
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Common Problems of the Musculoskeletal System
Limb Pain
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Acute Low Back Pain
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Common Problems of the Neurological System
Headache
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Dizziness
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Common Problems in Mental Status
Confusion in Older Adults
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Sleep Problems
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Mood Changes, Behavior Changes and Psychosocial Concerns
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Common Systemic Problems
Fever
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
Fatigue
Focused History
Focused Physical Examination
Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies
Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis Table
The Chest Film
Viewing the Chest Film
Systematic Examination
Diagnostic Reasoning: Systematic Examination
Differential Diagnosis Table
Conversion Tables
Temperature Equivalents
Body Mass Index Chart
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