Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care

By

  • Joyce Dains, DrPH, JD, RN, FNP, BC, DPNAP, Associate Profesor and Advanced Practice Nursing Program Director; Manager, Professional Education for Prevention and Early Detection, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
  • Linda Baumann, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN, Professor, School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Pamela Scheibel, RN, MSN, CPNP, Clinical Professor, School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

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.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2011
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09553-2


Table of 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!)