Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care book cover

Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care

Designed for advanced practice nurses and advanced practice nursing students, as well as Physician's Assistant students and practitioners, Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care, 4th Edition, is a practical resource that takes you to the "next step" of health assessment, beyond basic history and physical examination and through the diagnostic reasoning process. Accessible and concise, it approaches physical examination by focusing on a specific chief complaint rather than a diagnosis of a disease entity. Each chapter is organized into four major areas: Focused History; Focused Physical Examination; Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies; and Differential Diagnosis. Those who master the diagnostic reasoning process in this text will be able to accurately diagnose the majority of conditions they will see in clinical practice.

Paperback, 528 Pages

Published: May 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-07417-9

Contents

  • PART I. AN INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL REASONING

    1. Clinical Reasoning, Differential Diagnosis, and Evidence-Based Practice

    PART II. COMMON SYMPTOMS IN PRIMARY CARE

    2. Abdominal Pain

    3. Affective Changes

    4. Amenorrhea

    5. Breast Lumps and Nipple Discharge

    6. Breast Pain

    7. Chest Pain

    8. Confusion in Older Adults

    9. Constipation

    10. Cough

    11. Diarrhea

    12. Dizziness

    13. Dyspnea

    14. Earache

    15. Fatigue

    16. Fever

    17. Genitourinary Problems in Males

    18. Headache

    19. Hoarseness

    20. Limb Pain

    21. Low Back Pain, Acute

    22. Nasal Symptoms and Sinus Congestion

    23. Palpitations (NEW!)

    24. Penile Discharge

    25. Rashes and Skin Lesions

    26. Rectal Pain, Itching, and Bleeding

    27. Red Eye

    28. Sleep Problems

    29. Sore Throat

    30. Syncope

    31. Urinary Incontinence

    32. Urinary Problems in Females and Children

    33. Vaginal Bleeding

    34. Vaginal Discharge and Itching

    35. Vision Loss

    36. Weight Loss/Gain (Unintentional) (NEW!)

    PART III. DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING

    37. The Chest X-ray

    38. The Abdominal X-ray (NEW!)

Advertisement

advert image