Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care, 4th Edition

Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care

4th Edition

By Joyce E. Dains, DrPH, JD, RN, FNP, BC, DPNAP, Advanced Practice Nursing Program Director, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; Linda Ciofu Baumann, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, Academic Nursing Practice, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI and Pamela Scheibel, RN, MSN, CPNP, Clinical Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Nursing, Madison, WI


PART I. AN INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL REASONING

1. Clinical Reasoning, Differential Diagnosis, and Evidence-Based Practice

PART II. COMMON SYMPTOMS IN PRIMARY CARE

2. Abdominal Pain

3. Affective Changes

4. Amenorrhea

5. Breast Lumps and Nipple Discharge

6. Breast Pain

7. Chest Pain

8. Confusion in Older Adults

9. Constipation

10. Cough

11. Diarrhea

12. Dizziness

13. Dyspnea

14. Earache

15. Fatigue

16. Fever

17. Genitourinary Problems in Males

18. Headache

19. Hoarseness

20. Limb Pain

21. Low Back Pain, Acute

22. Nasal Symptoms and Sinus Congestion

23. Palpitations (NEW!)

24. Penile Discharge

25. Rashes and Skin Lesions

26. Rectal Pain, Itching, and Bleeding

27. Red Eye

28. Sleep Problems

29. Sore Throat

30. Syncope

31. Urinary Incontinence

32. Urinary Problems in Females and Children

33. Vaginal Bleeding

34. Vaginal Discharge and Itching

35. Vision Loss

36. Weight Loss/Gain (Unintentional) (NEW!)

PART III. DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING

37. The Chest X-ray

38. The Abdominal X-ray (NEW!)