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Advanced health assessment and clinical diagnosis in primary care

Author: Joyce E Dains; Linda Ciofu Baumann; Pamela Scheibel
Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier Mosby, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
A guide to advanced assessment and clinical diagnosis, this text is organized in a body systems framework and focuses on the adult patient. Each chapter focuses on a major problem associated with each particular body system.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dains, Joyce E.
Advanced health assessment and clinical diagnosis in primary care.
St. Louis : Mosby Elsevier, ©2007
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce E Dains; Linda Ciofu Baumann; Pamela Scheibel
ISBN: 9780323044288 032304428X
OCLC Number: 104809318
Description: xii, 562 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Introduction. Clinical reasoning, differential diagnosis, and evidence-based practice --
pt. II. Common problems of the head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat. Earache --
Sore throat --
Nasal symptoms and sinus congestion --
Hoarseness --
Red eye --
Vision loss --
pt. III. Common problems of the skin. Rashes and skin lesions --
pt. IV. Common problems of the cardiovascular system. Chest pain --
Syncope --
pt. V. Common problems of the respiratory system. Dyspnea --
Cough --
pt. VI. Common problems of the abdomen and gastrointestinal system. Abdominal pain --
Diarrhea --
Constipation --
Rectal pain, itching, and bleeding --
pt. VII. Common problems of the genitourinary system. Urinary incontinence --
Urinary problems in females and children --
Genitourinary problems in males --
Penile discharge --
pt. VIII. Common gynecological problems. Vaginal discharge and itching --
Vaginal bleeding --
Amenorrhea --
pt. IX. Common problems of the breasts. Breast lumps and nipple discharge --
Breast pain --
pt. X. Common problems of the musculoskeletal system. Limb pain --
Acute low back pain --
pt. XI. Common problems of the neurological system. Headache --
Dizziness --
pt. XII. Common problems in mental status. Confusion in older adults --
Sleep problems --
Mood changes, behavior changes, and psychosocial concerns --
pt. XIII. Common systemic problems. Fever --
Fatigue --
The chest film.
Responsibility: Joyce E. Dains, Linda Ciofu Baumann, Pamela Scheibel.


Designed for advanced practice nursing students and novice clinicians, this resource takes the readers to the 'next step' of health assessment - beyond basic history and physical examination and into  Read more...


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