Formulating a Differential Diagnosis for the Advanced Practice Provider, 2e
by Jacqueline Rhoads
- Paperback: 580 pages
- Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 2 edition (November 17, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0826152228
- ISBN-13: 978-0826152220
- Amazon Price: $75.00
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- Format: Original Publisher PDF
- File Size: 2.9 MB
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Praise for the First Edition:“Developing a comprehensive differential diagnosis for a specific complaint is a daunting task even for experienced advanced practice nurses. This user-friendly clinical guide provides a strategy and standard format for working through this complex task. It is a wonderful tool for both students and new advanced practice nurses…” — 5 stars, Doody’sThis easy-access clinical guide to over 70 commonly seen symptoms, written for advanced practice provider (APP) students and new practitioners, describes a step-by-step process for obtaining a reliable patient history, choosing the appropriate physical exam, and using the patient history and physical exam findings to form a differential diagnosis. The second edition continues to include the case study approach, and is updated to incorporate 22 new symptoms along with contributions by a new editor, who is a leader in holistic health.The guide is distinguished by several unique features including focused patient history questions and responses, physical exam findings, a differential diagnosis table (clearly comparing potential diagnostic choices based on symptoms), a diagnostic examination table (including estimated costs and codes), and a case study summary highlighting the critical thinking process. Symptoms are presented alphabetically in a systematic, unfolding case study approach and include chief complaint, presenting history, past history, and explicit methodology for determining correct diagnosis.KEY FEATURES:Describes over 70 (22 new to the second edition) commonly presented symptoms with unfolding case scenariosOffers a step-by-step approach to building clinical decision-making skillsProvides quick access to differential diagnosis, requisite diagnostic tests, and clinical decision makingGuides APP students and novice practitioners in conducting a problem-focused history and examinationIncludes unique differential diagnosis tables and diagnostic examinations tables that help clarify strategies for diagnostic decision making