Advanced Health Assessment Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care

Author: Joyce E. Dains
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323277280
Release Date: 2015-04-24
Genre: Medical

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. A clear, consistent diagnostic reasoning process takes you to the next step of health assessment — beyond basic history and physical examination to diagnostic reasoning. Diagnostic Reasoning: Focused History sections use ‘self-questions’ to walk you through the thinking process involved in obtaining a pertinent, relevant, problem-specific history that will assist in differential diagnosis. Diagnostic Reasoning: Focused Physical Examination sections explain how to perform more advanced diagnostic techniques and interpret the findings. Key Questions guide you through assessment and toward an accurate diagnosis by listing questions to ask the patient, followed by explanations of what the patient's responses might signify. Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies sections outline the types of studies that might be appropriate based on the focused history and focused physical examination. Differential Diagnosis sections offer the most common diagnoses for each patient problem and summarize the history and physical examination findings, along with recommended laboratory and diagnostic studies. Differential Diagnosis tables provide a quick-reference summary of possible diagnoses for each patient problem. Evidence-Based Practice boxes — more than 30 are NEW — summarize the scientific evidence related to the diagnosis of patient problems. Alphabetical Table of Contents provides a convenient listing of common health problems. NEW Evidence-Based Preventive Health Screening chapter helps you screen for common asymptomatic conditions and promote wellness. NEW Heartburn and Indigestion chapter addresses this common condition and includes important differential diagnoses such as myocardial infarction and cancer of the esophagus. NEW! Separate chapters on limb pain divide the topic by lower extremities and upper extremities, offering more focused, easy-to-locate coverage. NEW! Information on screening for abuse and sexual assault helps in identifying patients who might need additional support or intervention. NEW! Updated information on psychiatric/mental health problems reflects the latest changes in practice as well as changes to the DSM. NEW! More than 20 NEW illustrations enhance content and a full-color design makes topics easier to find.

Advanced Health Assessment Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care4

Author: Joyce E. Dains
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323074179
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Medical

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. Easy-to-follow format with consistent organization improves your ability to understand and accurately perform the different elements of the diagnostic reasoning process: Focused History sections walk you through the thinking process involved in obtaining a pertinent, relevant, problem-specific history that will assist in differential diagnosis. Key Questions highlight what questions to ask the patient, followed by an explanation of what the patient's responses might signify, to guide you toward an accurate assessment and precise diagnosis. Focused Physical Examination sections explain how to conduct more advanced diagnostic techniques and offer interpretations of the findings. Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies sections give a brief outline of what types of laboratory or diagnostic studies would be appropriate for the chief complaint or suspected diagnosis. Differential Diagnosis sections contain the most common differential diagnoses for each chief complaint and summarize the history and physical examination findings, along with the laboratory and diagnostic studies indicated. Differential Diagnosis tables offer an at-a-glance summary of possible diagnoses. Reordered table of contents, organized alphabetically by patient problem rather than by body system, simplifies and accelerates information retrieval. A list of chapters by body system is also included for reference. Three new chapters: Chapter 23: Palpitations Chapter 36: Weight Loss/Gain (Unintentional) Chapter 38: The Abdominal X-ray Additional Evidence-Based Practice boxes provide additional research-based tips on conducting the most effective exams for more accurate diagnoses.

Advanced Health Assessment Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care E Book

Author: Joyce E. Dains
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323085038
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Genre: Medical

Take your understanding to a whole new level with Pageburst digital books on VitalSource! Easy-to-use, interactive features let you make highlights, share notes, run instant topic searches, and so much more. Best of all, with Pageburst, you get flexible online, offline, and mobile access to all your digital books. 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. Easy-to-follow format with consistent organization improves your ability to understand and accurately perform the different elements of the diagnostic reasoning process: Focused History sections walk you through the thinking process involved in obtaining a pertinent, relevant, problem-specific history that will assist in differential diagnosis. Key Questions highlight what questions to ask the patient, followed by an explanation of what the patient's responses might signify, to guide you toward an accurate assessment and precise diagnosis. Focused Physical Examination sections explain how to conduct more advanced diagnostic techniques and offer interpretations of the findings. Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies sections give a brief outline of what types of laboratory or diagnostic studies would be appropriate for the chief complaint or suspected diagnosis. Differential Diagnosis sections contain the most common differential diagnoses for each chief complaint and summarize the history and physical examination findings, along with the laboratory and diagnostic studies indicated. Differential Diagnosis tables offer an at-a-glance summary of possible diagnoses. Reordered table of contents, organized alphabetically by patient problem rather than by body system, simplifies and accelerates information retrieval. A list of chapters by body system is also included for reference. Three new chapters: Chapter 23: Palpitations Chapter 36: Weight Loss/Gain (Unintentional) Chapter 38: The Abdominal X-ray Additional Evidence-Based Practice boxes provide additional research-based tips on conducting the most effective exams for more accurate diagnoses.

Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning

Author: Rhoads
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284105377
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Genre: Medical

Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Third Edition covers the diagnostic reasoning process that providers must follow when assessing an actual case. The text outlines each step of the health assessment process and further demonstrates the link between health history and physical examination. It also provides the healthcare professional with the essential data needed to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan. New Online Course! Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Third Edition features Navigate Premier Access, a robust online course complete with interactive lectures, eBook with health assessment videos and audio clips, syllabus, instructor resource guide, image bank, practice activities, discussion questions, and testing items. Key Features: • Outlines the health assessment and diagnostic reasoning process for a nurse practitioner assessing a new patient • Provides the essential data needed to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan • Covers the anatomy and physiology of each system • Includes coverage of specific populations (pediatric, pregnancy, geriatric) • Navigate 2 Premier Access

Primary Care

Author: Terry Mahan Buttaro
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323075015
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Medical

Written by and for Nurse Practitioners from a unique collaborative perspective, Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice, 4th Edition, prepares you to provide care for all of the major disorders of adults seen in the outpatient setting. Evidence-based content reflects the latest guidelines for primary care of hundreds of conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, and sexually transmitted infections. Now in full color, the 4th Edition includes chapters on emerging topics such as genetics, obesity, lifestyle management, and emergency preparedness. Combining a special blend of academic and clinical expertise, the author team provides a practical text/reference that promotes a truly collaborative primary care practice. Comprehensive, evidence-based content incorporates the latest standardized guidelines for primary care in today's fast-paced, collaborative environment. Unique! A collaborative perspective, reflecting the key roles of NPs, MDs, PAs, PharmDs, and others, promotes seamless continuity of care. A consistent format from chapter to chapters facilitates learning and clinical reference value. Diagnostics and Differential Diagnosis boxes provide a quick reference for diagnosing disorders and helping to develop effective management plans. Physician Consultation icons highlight situations or conditions in which consultation is either recommended or necessary. Emergency Referral icons identify signs and symptoms that indicate the need for immediate referral to an emergency facility. Co-management with Specialists discussions help you provide truly collaborative care in the outpatient setting. Complementary and alternative therapies are addressed where supported by solid research evidence. NEW Inclusion of evidence-based guidelines for such topics as hypertension, diabetes, advanced cardiac life support, coronary artery disease, and sexually transmitted infections equips you to provide state-of-the-science primary care in these key areas. An expanded emphasis on caring for the elderly, italicized for easy identification, equips you to provide high-quality care for our aging population. NEW Obesity and Weight Management chapter explores the causes of and risk factors for obesity, and provides in-depth strategies for its management and prevention. NEW Genetic Considerations in Primary Care chapter helps you look at primary care with a genetic perspective, focusing on risk assessment, family history-taking, and direct-to-consumer genetic testing. NEW Lifestyle Management chapter offers guidelines for helping patients to increase their quality and length of life through nutrition and diet, smoking cessation, avoidance of lifestyle-related illnesses, and curbing domestic violence. NEW Emergency Preparedness, Recognition, and Response in Primary Care chapter addresses the emerging role of primary care providers in responding to outbreaks, pandemics, and disasters. NEW Neuropsychological Evaluation chapter explains when to refer patients with cognitive difficulties for neuropsychological testing. NEW Environmental Allergies chapter addresses increasingly common allergy complaints. NEW full-color design makes the text easier to read and easier to use, with key assessment findings shown in true-to-life color photos. Expanded The Changing Landscape of Collaboratve Practice chapter covers new partners in collaborative practice (DPTs and PharmDs), new venues for collaborative practice (such as retail health), and the future of collaborative practice (including health care reform, the patient-centered medical home, telehealth, and electronic medical records). Expanded Health Literacy, Health Care Disparities, and Culturally Competent Care chapter includes a section on health care disparities in the treatment of patients with diabetes and LGBT patients. Expanded Principles of Geriatric Primary Care and Common Geriatric Syndromes chapter provides greater emphasis on the care of older adults, including additional information on advance directives.

Guide to Clinical Documentation

Author: Debra Sullivan
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 9780803629974
Release Date: 2011-12-22
Genre: Medical

Develop the skills you need to effectively and efficiently document patient care for children and adults in clinical and hospital settings. This handy guide uses sample notes, writing exercises, and EMR activities to make each concept crystal clear, including how to document history and physical exams and write SOAP notes and prescriptions.

Primary Care Geriatrics

Author: Richard J. Ham
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323039307
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

Accompanying CD-ROM contains video learning modules on gait and balance and dizziness, a dermatology quiz, and downloadable cognitive assessment tools, to hone clinical skills. File formats include QuickTime movies, PDFs, and HTML documents.

Mosby s Guide to Physical Examination

Author: Henry M. Seidel
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323055703
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Medical

With a strong patient-centered approach to care and an author team comprised of nurses and physicians, Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination, 8th Edition, addresses teaching and learning health assessment in nursing, medical, and a wide variety of other health-care programs, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. This new edition offers an increased focus on evidence-based practice and improved readability, along with integrated lifespan content and numerous special features such as Clinical Pearls and Physical Variations, Functional Assessment, and Staying Well boxes. Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Examination boxes supply you with current data on the most effective techniques for delivering quality patient care. Clinical Pearls lend insights and clinical expertise to help you develop clinical judgment skills. Functional Assessment boxes present a more holistic approach to patient care that extends beyond the physical exam to patients' functional ability. Staying Well boxes focus you on patient wellness and health promotion. Risk Factor boxes provide opportunities for patient teaching or genetic testing for a variety of conditions. Differential diagnosis content offers you an understanding of how disease presentations vary and specific information for how to make diagnoses from similar abnormal findings. Abnormal Findings tables equip you with a quick, illustrated reference that allows for comparisons of various abnormalities along with key symptoms and underlying pathophysiology. Sample Documentation boxes clarify appropriate professional language for the process of recording patient assessment data. NEW! Advance Practice Skills highlighted throughout text makes identification and reference easier for students. NEW! Updated content throughout provides you with cutting-edge research and a strong evidence-based approach to care. NEW! Vital Signs and Pain Assessment Chapter groups important, foundational tasks together for easy reference in one location. NEW! Improve readability ensures content remains clear, straightforward, and easy to understand. NEW! Updated illustrations and photographs enhances visual appeal and clarifies anatomic concepts and exam techniques.

Pediatric Physical Examination Health Assessment

Author: Susan Sawyer
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9780763774387
Release Date: 2011-11-09
Genre: Medical

A new and updated version of this best-selling resource! Jones and Bartlett Publisher's 2011 Nurse's Drug Handbook is the most up-to-date, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference! It provides: Accurate, timely facts on hundreds of drugs from abacavir sulfate to Zyvox; Concise, consistently formatted drug entries organized alphabetically; No-nonsense writing style that speaks your language in terms you use everyday; Index of all generic, trade, and alternate drug names for quick reference. It has all the vital information you need at your fingertips: Chemical and therapeutic classes, FDA pregnancy risk category and controlled substance schedule; Indications and dosages, as well as route, onset, peak, and duration information; Incompatibilities, contraindications; interactions with drugs, food, and activities, and adverse reactions; Nursing considerations, including key patient-teaching points; Vital features include mechanism-of-action illustrations showing how drugs at the cellular, tissue, or organ levels and dosage adjustments help individualize care for elderly patients, patients with renal impairment, and others with special needs; Warnings and precautions that keep you informed and alert.

Problem Solving in Clinical Medicine

Author: Paul Cutler
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0683301675
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Medical

The clinical reasoning process is explained in terms of formation of an initial concept, formation of hypotheses, the further expansion of inquiry tactics, and application of appropriate clinical skills. Over 80 carefully selected cases are featured where pieces of data are interspersed with corresponding pieces of logic. The most common clinical presentations seen in medical practice are covered, and readers get an extensive body of medical knowledge. Compatibility: BlackBerry® OS 4.1 or Higher / iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 or Higher /Palm OS 3.5 or higher / Palm Pre Classic / Symbian S60, 3rd edition (Nokia) / Windows Mobile™ Pocket PC (all versions) / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/Tablet PC

Well child Assessment for Primary Care Providers

Author: Margaret R. Colyar
Publisher: F A Davis Company
ISBN: 080361005X
Release Date: 2003-01
Genre: Medical

Provides a comprehensive guide for well-child assessments, including assessment techniques for each body system, assessment for age-appropriate issues, and procedures for diagnostic testing.

Advanced Assessment

Author: Mary Jo Goolsby
Publisher: F A Davis Company
ISBN: 0803643632
Release Date: 2014-10-29
Genre: Medical

Shows how to perform a focused history and physical based on presenting complaints and then interpret the findings to arrive at a definitive differential diagnosis. Simultaneous eBook.

Foundations of Mental Health Care

Author: Michelle Morrison-Valfre
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323371049
Release Date: 2016-08-23
Genre: Medical

Build a broad fundamental knowledge of mental health concepts and disorders with Foundations of Mental Health Care, 6th Edition — perfect for students, nurses, and other health care providers. This market-leading text features new psychotropic drug content and concise explanations of adaptive and maladaptive behaviors, as well as descriptions of the most current therapeutic interventions and treatments for mental health conditions. It helps you work comfortably with clients who exhibit a wide range of maladaptive human behaviors, and apply the concepts of holistic care when assisting clients in developing more effective attitudes and behaviors. Sample Client Care Plans address how members of the health care team work collaboratively to meet client needs. Realistic case studies illustrate chapter concepts, strengthen critical thinking, and ensure you consider psychosocial aspects of therapeutic care. Critical Thinking boxes include practice scenarios and contain thought-provoking client issues and questions that stimulate critical thinking. Cultural Consideration boxes highlight cultural issues and encourage you to attend to the mental health needs of culturally diverse clients. Drug Alert boxes focus attention on medication issues and identify the risks and possible adverse reactions of psychotherapeutic medications. Key terms with phonetic pronunciations, text page references, and a comprehensive glossary strengthen your understanding of mental health terminology. Numbered chapter objectives provide a framework for the chapter content and the accompanying TEACH Lesson Plans. NEW! Content on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on mental health coverage and treatment informs you of the most current treatment options. NEW! Up-to-date coverage of the latest psychotropic medications emphasizes the most recent findings in safe pharmaceutical treatment in mental health care. EXPANDED and NEW! Increased coverage of mental health surrounding mass violence keeps you up to date on the latest issues and approaches to treatment. UPDATED! Current content on mental health issues and returning war veterans highlights mental health disorders affecting this population. NEW! Discusses emerging mental health issues surrounding usage of electronic devices and the Internet, such as addiction. NEW! Addresses updated DSM 5 diagnoses within appropriate chapters to ensure you have the latest information on new mental health diagnoses recognized by the American Psychiatric Association.

Orthopedic Physical Assessment

Author: David J. Magee
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780721605715
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

Newly updated, this full-color text offers a rich array of features to help you develop your musculoskeletal assessment skills. Orthopedic Physical Assessment, 6th Edition provides rationales for various aspects of assessment and covers every joint of the body, as well as specific topics including principles of assessment, gait, posture, the head and face, the amputee, primary care, and emergency sports assessment. Artwork and photos with detailed descriptions of assessments clearly demonstrate assessment methods, tests, and causes of pathology. The text also comes with an array of online learning tools, including video clips demonstrating assessment tests, assessment forms, and more. Thorough, evidence-based review of orthopedic physical assessment covers everything from basic science through clinical applications and special tests. 2,400 illustrations include full-color clinical photographs and drawings as well as radiographs, depicting key concepts along with assessment techniques and special tests. The use of icons to show the clinical utility of special tests supplemented by evidence - based reliability & validity tables for tests & techniques on the Evolve site The latest research and most current practices keep you up to date on accepted practices. Evidence-based reliability and validity tables for tests and techniques on the EVOLVE site provide information on the diagnostic strength of each test and help you in selecting proven assessment tests. A Summary (Précis) of Assessment at the end of each chapter serves as a quick review of assessment steps for the structure or joint being assessed. Quick-reference data includes hundreds of at-a-glance summary boxes, red-flag and yellow-flag boxes, differential diagnosis tables, muscle and nerve tables, and classification, normal values, and grading tables. Case studies use real-world scenarios to help you develop assessment and diagnostic skills. Combined with other books in the Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation series - Pathology and Intervention, Scientific Foundations and Principles of Practice, and Athletic and Sport Issues - this book provides the clinician with the knowledge and background necessary to assess and treat musculoskeletal conditions. NEW! Online resources include video clips, assessment forms, text references with links to MEDLINE® abstracts, and more. NEW! Video clips demonstrate selected movements and the performance of tests used in musculoskeletal assessment. NEW! Text references linked to MEDLINE abstracts provide easy access to abstracts of journal articles for further review. NEW! Forms from the text with printable patient assessment forms can be downloaded for ease of use. NEW! Updated information in all chapters includes new photos, line drawings, boxes, and tables. NEW! The use of icons to show the clinical utility of special tests supplemented by evidence - based reliability & validity tables for tests & techniques on the Evolve site.

Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners

Author: Karen Fenstermacher
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323291897
Release Date: 2015-05-27
Genre: Medical

Prepare for FNP practice with the latest evidence-based guidelines! Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners, 4th Edition provides essential information on current assessment and management protocols for primary care patients of all ages. Key details are easy to find, with the book’s concise, outline-style guidelines and abundant summary tables and charts. And you’ll be ready to manage care more effectively with the latest information on topics such as pain management, bariatric surgery follow-up, restless legs syndrome, and new medications for diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. Written by expert nurse practitioners Karen Fenstermacher and Barbara Toni Hudson, this guide equips you for the conditions most commonly seen in primary care settings. Essential, evidence-based guidelines provide the latest guidance for management of disorders commonly seen by FNPs in primary care settings, including information on which problems must be referred to a physician and which constitute an emergency. Quick-reference tables and charts include pediatric conditions charts, comparative charts for similar disorders, and health maintenance guidelines charts. Coverage of special populations assessment provides quick access to information on adult, pediatric, and geriatric assessment. Compact size and spiral binding make this guide easy to carry and easy to use in the clinical setting. Full-color insert provides an illustrated, quick reference to common skin disorders. Concise outline format makes it easy to locate essential information quickly. NEW! Treatment guidelines include the latest nationally recognized evidence-based treatment guidelines, including those for dementia, asthma, and diabetes. UPDATED content throughout includes bariatric surgery follow-up after release from surgical care, assessment of pelvic masses, restless legs syndrome, the advanced eye examination including advanced staining techniques, and new medications for diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. NEW Pain chapter provides guidelines on pain management and caring for patients with pain. NEW Laboratory and Diagnostic Pearls chapter offers useful laboratory and diagnostic tips that the authors have accumulated over years of clinical practice. NEW! Coverage of respiratory and ENT disorders is presented into two separate chapters, reflecting how these problems are actually handled in clinical practice. NEW user-friendly design includes an improved outline format, easier-to-read tables, and color highlighting for essential information.