Advanced Health Assessment And Clinical Diagnosis In Primary Care

Paperback | June 9, 2015

byJoyce E. Dains, Linda Ciofu Baumann, Pamela Scheibel

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Take the next step in health assessment!Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care, 5th Edition goes beyond basic history and physical examination to help you master the diagnostic reasoning process. You ll develop this key skill by following assessment guidelines that focus on a specific complaint rather than beginning with a previously established diagnosis or disease entity. Written by advanced practice nursing experts Joyce Dains, Linda Baumann, and Pamela Scheibel, this edition includes new chapters on evidence-based preventive health screening and on heartburn and indigestion, along with a new full-color design. Master the differential diagnosis process outlined in this book, and you ll be able to accurately diagnose the majority of patients seen in today's primary care settings.

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Take the next step in health assessment!Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care, 5th Edition goes beyond basic history and physical examination to help you master the diagnostic reasoning process. You ll develop this key skill by following assessment guidelines that focus on a specific complaint rather than be...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 9, 2015Publisher:Elsevier CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0323266258

ISBN - 13:9780323266253

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PART I: AN INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL REASONING 1. Clinical Reasoning, Differential Diagnosis, Evidence-Based Practice, and Symptom Analysis 2. Evidence-Based Health ScreeningNEW!

PART II: COMMON SYMPTOMS IN PRIMARY CARE 3. Abdominal Pain 4. Affective Changes 5. Amenorrhea 6. Breast Lumps and Nipple Discharge 7. Breast Pain 8. Chest Pain 9. Confusion in Older Adults 10. Constipation 11. Cough 12. Diarrhea 13. Dizziness 14. Dyspnea 15. Earache 16. Fatigue 17. Fever 18. Genitourinary Problems in Males 19. Headache 20. Heartburn and IndigestionNEW! 21. Hoarseness 22. Lower Extremity Limb PainNEW! (as a standalone chapter) 23. Upper Extremity Limb PainNEW! (as a standalone chapter) 24. Low Back Pain (Acute) 25. Nasal Symptoms and Sinus Congestion 26. Palpitations 27. Penile Discharge 28. Rashes and Skin Lesions 29. Rectal Pain, Itching, and Bleeding 30. Red Eye 31. Sleep Problems 32. Sore Throat 33. Syncope 34. Urinary Incontinence 35. Urinary Problems in Females and Children 36. Vaginal Bleeding 37. Vaginal Discharge and Itching 38. Vision Loss 39. Weight Loss/Gain (Unintentional)

PART III: DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING 40. The Abdominal X-Ray 41. The Chest X-Ray Index