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.
PART I: AN INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL REASONING 1. Clinical Reasoning, Differential Diagnosis, Evidence-Based Practice, and Symptom Analysis 2. Evidence-Based Health Screening NEW!
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 Indigestion NEW! 21. Hoarseness 22. Lower Extremity Limb Pain NEW! (as a standalone chapter) 23. Upper Extremity Limb Pain NEW! (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