Case Studies in Primary Care - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780323378123, 9780323378154

Case Studies in Primary Care

2nd Edition

A Day in the Office

Authors: Joyce Cappiello Jeffrey Eaton Gene Harkless
eBook ISBN: 9780323378154
eBook ISBN: 9780323378185
Paperback ISBN: 9780323378123
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 6th December 2016
Page Count: 217

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Real-world scenarios help you develop clinical reasoning skills for primary care! Case Studies in Primary Care: A Day in the Office, 2nd Edition includes 50 case studies on the most commonly encountered situations in primary care. Demonstrating the kinds of health problems that a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant might see during a typical clinical day, case studies cover patients from various cultures and all ages. You’re asked to analyze data and think critically in reaching accurate diagnoses and planning effective treatment; you can then submit your responses online for grading and instant feedback.

Key Features

  • Real-world scenarios offer the opportunity to analyze clinical situations likely to be encountered in today's primary care settings, providing practice in clinical reasoning skills.
  • Day in the Office format presents cases hour by hour, in the way a typical clinical day might unfold.
  • Emphasis on problem-based learning helps you to think critically and analyze clinical situations — such as ear infections, diarrhea, and coughing and fever — in order to provide appropriate primary care.

Table of Contents

Day 1    
7:45 am  CASE #1  Organizing and managing your day  NEW!
8:00 am  CASE #2  Complete physical exam
8:30 am  CASE #3  Incontinence  NEW!
9:00 am  CASE #4  Unintended pregnancy  NEW!
9:15 am  CASE #5  Dysuria
9:30 am  CASE #6  Head congestion
9:45 am  CASE #7  Rash
10:00 am  CASE #8  Complete physical exam, headaches
10:45 am  CASE# 9  Emergency contraception
11:00 am  CASE #10  Well child check
11:30 am  CASE #11  Travel 
11:45 am  CASE #12  Upper respiratory infection
Lunchtime Phone Call  CASE #13  Negative PPD
1:00 pm  CASE #14  Ear infection
1:15 pm  CASE #15  Anemia
1:30 pm  CASE #16  Cholesterol follow-up
1:45 pm  CASE #17  Contraception
2:00 pm  CASE #18  Ankle pain
2:15 pm  CASE #19  Acne
2:45 pm  CASE #20  Heartburn
3:15 pm  CASE #21  Recurrent diarrhea
3:45 pm  CASE #22  Head lice
4:00 pm  CASE #23  Diabetes follow-up
4:30 pm  CASE #24  Scrotal pain
After Office Hours    
Add-on  CASE #25  Review Pap results (patient not present)
Phone Call #1 at closing  CASE #26  Rectal bleeding
Phone Call #2 at closing  CASE #27  Worms
Day 2    
8:00 am  CASE #28  Sports physical exam
8:30 am  CASE #29  Chronic atrial fibrillation, diabetes  NEW!
9:00 am  CASE #30  Low back pain
9:15 am  CASE #31  Hypertension
9:45 am  CASE #32  Left great toe pain
10:00 am  CASE #33  Complete physical exam
10:45 am  CASE #34  Diarrhea
11:00 am  CASE #35  Annual GYN, depressed
11:30 am  CASE #36  Annual GYN, intimate-partner violence
Review diagnostic report  CASE #37  Mammogram report
1:00 pm  CASE #38  Allergy shot
1:15 pm  CASE #39  Cough, fever, chills
1:30 pm  CASE #40  Prenatal check
1:45 pm  CASE #41  Urinary incontinence
2:30 pm  CASE #42  Eye redness
2:45 pm  CASE #43  Scrotal pain
3:00 pm  CASE #44  Vaginal discharge
3:15 pm  CASE #45  Wrist pain
3:30 pm  CASE #46  Confusion
4:00 pm  CASE #47  Weight gain  NEW!
4:30 pm  CASE #48  Difficulty starting urinary stream
4:45 pm  CASE #49  Cough
After Office Hours    
6:00 pm  CASE #50  Staff Meeting to review financials  NEW!


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About the Author

Joyce Cappiello

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire

Jeffrey Eaton

Affiliations and Expertise

Nurse Practitioner, Great Works Family Practice of York Hospital, South Berwick, Maine; Associate Professor, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine

Gene Harkless

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair, Associate Professor and Family Nurse Practitioner, Department of Nursing, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire