Differential Diagnosis for the Advanced Practice Nurse


Author: Marilee Murphy Jensen, MN, ARNP,Jacqueline Rhoads, PhD, APRN-BC, CNL-BC, PMHNP-BE, FAANP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826110282
Category: Medical
Page: 338
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"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 or standard format for working through this complex task. It is a wonderful tool for both student and new advanced practice nurses... 5 stars." -- Kathleen M. Woodruff, DNP, Doody's Book Reviews Establishing a differential diagnosis can be challenging even for expert advanced practice nurses (APRNs), let alone students. This easy-access clinical guide to commonly seen symptoms, written for APRN students and new practitioners, describes step by step how to obtain a reliable patient history and choose the appropriate directed physical exam for the presenting problem, followed by how to use this patient history and physical exam findings to form a differential diagnosis. Unfolding case scenarios provided for each symptom further demonstrate a sound process for formulating a differential diagnosis that the APRN can use throughout clinical practice. The book features 38 of the most commonly presented symptoms, each of which includes exam findings and differential diagnosis. It describes diagnostic tests with a guide to when they should be ordered (or delayed) based on clinical findings, and common management plans for diagnostic testing. It discusses the correct approach to diagnostic reasoning including determining the focused assessment, choosing the appropriate assessment tests or lab tests, and critically thinking through the assessment and diagnostic data to arrive at an appropriate diagnosis. A unique feature of the guide is its provision of a Case Study History (presenting directed questions and patient 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, to further clarify strategies for arriving at the correct diagnosis. Key Features: Helps students and novice nurses obtain directed problem-focused history and examination for common patient symptoms Demonstrates a step-by-step approach to building clinical decision-making skills Offers quick access to common differential diagnoses, requisite diagnostic tests, and clinical decision making Uses unfolding case scenarios for each symptom to illustrate the clinical decision-making, diagnostic process Includes unique tables that help to clarify strategies for diagnostic decision making

Formulating a Differential Diagnosis for the Advanced Practice Provider, Second Edition


Author: Jacqueline Rhoads, PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP-C, GNP, CNL-C, FAANP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826152236
Category: Medical
Page: 576
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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’s This 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 scenarios Offers a step-by-step approach to building clinical decision-making skills Provides quick access to differential diagnosis, requisite diagnostic tests, and clinical-decision making Guides APP students and novice practitioners in conducting a problem-focused history and examination Includes unique Differential Diagnosis tables and Diagnostic Examinations tables that help clarify strategies for diagnostic decision making

Formulating a Differential Diagnosis for the Advanced Practice Provider


Author: Jacqueline Rhoads,Julie C. Penick
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826152220
Category: Medical
Page: 576
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Preceded by Differential diagnosis for the advanced practice nurse / Jacqueline Rhoads, Marilee Murphy Jensen, editors. 2015.

Dermatology for the Advanced Practice Nurse


Author: Faye Lyons, DNP, RN, FNP-C,Lisa Ousley, DNP, RN, FNP-C
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826136443
Category: Medical
Page: 384
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Unique decision trees promote accurate diagnosis and treatment of 60 common skin conditions. This is the first primary care dermatology reference written by and for nurses. It focuses on approximately 60 skin conditions that are commonly seen in primary care settings and provides unique decision trees to assist in accurate diagnosis. Organized for quick access, the book presents conditions alphabetically and includes evidence-based treatment and management strategies along with full-color photos taken during actual office visits. Dermatologic diagnostics cover skin assessment, specimen collection procedures, and use of mechanical devices, along with relevant evidence-based topical, systemic, and surgical treatment options. The resource provides an overview of dermatology basics including skin anatomy and physiology and skin terminology. Illustrations, graphs, and skin terminology help to accurately document descriptions of rashes, lesions, and diseases during diagnostic evaluations. The book also defines risk factors in relation to skin conditions and diseases and delineates conditions common to specific populations. A broad range of management strategies is presented along with alerts for when expert follow-up is indicated. To promote rapid identification of skin conditions, each is presented in a consistent organization that includes overview, epidemiology, pathology/histology, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, treatment/management, special considerations and appropriate referrals, and patient education. The Clinical Pearls feature captures the authors' expertise. Additional photos are available from the website as a digital photo archive. Key Features: Focuses on approximately 60 common dermatological conditions with high-quality, full-color photos Presents four unique decision trees to foster accurate diagnosis and clinical decision making Delivers evidence-based protocols for diagnosis, treatment, and management Uses a consistent format to promote quick access to information Written by advanced-degree nurse practitioners with nurses' informational needs in mind

Clinical Case Studies for the Family Nurse Practitioner


Author: Leslie Neal-Boylan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118277856
Category: Medical
Page: 432
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Clinical Case Studies for the Family Nurse Practitioneris a key resource for advanced practice nurses and graduatestudents seeking to test their skills in assessing, diagnosing, andmanaging cases in family and primary care. Composed of morethan 70 cases ranging from common to unique, the book compilesyears of experience from experts in the field. It is organizedchronologically, presenting cases from neonatal to geriatric carein a standard approach built on the SOAP format. Thisincludes differential diagnosis and a series of critical thinkingquestions ideal for self-assessment or classroom use.

Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse


Author: Kathleen Wheeler
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323086004
Category: Medical
Page: 448
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Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse provides the nurse psychotherapist with a useful “how-to primer that contains practical techniques and interventions without a lot of theoretical jargon. Topics include the basics of psychotherapy, from how to respond to a patient’s initial call to termination of care. Selected approaches, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic psychotherapy are highlighted with discussion of evidence-base research. Specific techniques for working with commonly seen patient populations that require special consideration: those who have experienced trauma, children, and older adults are included. In addition, how to integrate psychopharmacology and psychotherapy is discussed in detail. A straightforward approach to psychotherapy using a holistic nursing framework. Latest findings on the neurophysiology of psychotherapy including research on attachment, therapeutic relationships, and trauma. Evidence-based research for all approaches and populations discussed. Provides treatment hierarchy for decision making in selecting strategies for treatment from the initial contact and assessment to termination. Step-by-step guide to building the nurse-patient relationship in order to achieve quality outcomes. Includes detailed instructions on therapeutic communication techniques. Detailed instructions teach you how to use the latest therapeutic communication techniques. Includes all patient populations from children to the older adult with special emphasis on working with traumatized patients. Comprehensive appendices provide quick access to helpful forms and diagnostic tools specific to psychotherapy nursing practice.

Advanced Practice in Nursing and the Allied Health Professions


Author: Paula McGee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444306439
Category: Medical
Page: 280
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Advanced Practice in Nursing and the Allied HealthProfessions enables nurses and members of allied healthprofessions to effectively diagnose and treat patients, in a widevariety of settings. It is especially relevant in regions whereaccess to other health providers is limited. This new, completely revised, third edition shows how advancedpractice continues to develop in response to the impact of healthservice reforms, the introduction of health policies aimed atdeveloping a patient-led service based in primary care and changesin working conditions. Advanced Practice in Nursing and theAllied Health Professions presents an examination of thepotential for advanced practitioners, at all levels, to have asignificant effect on the health of the population and provideholistic care for the sick. Practice is identified as the centraland most important feature of the advanced role in nursing andallied health professions. Advanced Practice in Nursing and the Allied HealthProfessions also considers: The development of advanced practice in nursing and the alliedhealth professions and the implications for future health andsocial care services; Challenging professional boundaries that hinder the provisionof care and pioneering innovation within a diverse society; The relationship between health policy and service reforms,current and future advanced roles; International developments in advanced practice; Leadership, management in relation to advanced roles; The responsibilities of advanced practitioners in meetinghealthcare needs in a diverse society; Educating advanced practitioners and tracking their careerdevelopment; The future possibilities for advanced practice and an agendafor research.

Advanced nursing practice (ANP)


Author: Madrean Schober,Fadwa Affara
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783456845456
Category:
Page: 328
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"Advanced Nursing Practice" (ANP) beleuchtet das Thema der fortgeschrittenen Pflegepraxis und Expertise international aus der Perspektive der Praxis, Ausbildung, Regulierung, Forschung und Rollen-/Praxisentwicklung in der Pflege. Die Expertinnen des ICN zeigen warum ANP wichtig ist und wie ANP entwickelt, eingeführt, erhalten und unterstützt werden kann.

Advanced Practice Nursing Contexts of Care


Author: Lynette Hamlin,University of New Hampshire New Hampshire Lynette Ament Hamlin
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1284047032
Category: Medical
Page: 175
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Advanced Practice Nursing: Contexts of Care is a robust collection of practice focused case studies which address current issues in the evolving nursing profession, targeting concerns of the advanced practice nurse. Throughout the text actual cases are used for the illustration and analysis of practice contexts, which include organizational structure, managed care, inter- and intra-professional issues, politics, power, finance, planning, regulation, ethics, law, quality, and patient safety. Discussion around opportunities for nursing to extend practice into new forms and environments is also covered. Advanced Practice Nursing: Contexts of Care is a very valuable tool for case-based teaching format around policy issues that directly impact practice and Master s-prepared nurses. Each case is interspersed with discussion questions which guide case discussions in both specific and global issues within the case. In addition, each case has a list of references that can be used to guide the cases. Unlike other health policy texts, this text focuses on cases that bring application to those health policy issues. This text is also a solid resource for practitioners interested in keeping current on issues that guide clinical practice. Key Objectives: Appreciate the regulatory and legal environment that surrounds practice Analyze the influences of the working and regulatory contexts upon nursing practice Integrate an understanding of history and development of trends and issues into contemporary practice Provide a differential diagnosis among political, policy, regulatory, legal, and professional causes of contextual problems Propose solutions to contextual problems Value experience as data"

Applied Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse


Author: Lucie Dlugasch,Lachel Story
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781284150452
Category: Medical
Page: 500
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Applied Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse is a comprehensive resource which serves as a bridge between clinical experience and the role of an APN. A comprehensive and concise text, it helps students navigate the data and presentation of symptoms that must be considered when making a diagnosis and recommendation for treatment. The text takes an advanced-practiced focus and links changes to a patient's health to signs and symptoms to help the student identify a diagnosis and treatment. In addition, the text provides the 'why' behind the choices and decisions advanced practice nurses make on a day-to-day basis. Key Features Advanced practice nursing focus Coverage of gerontology, pediatrics, maternal, and mental health content meet requisites for core advanced pathophysiology Comparison and contrast data of similar disease states help facilitate symptom recognition and differential diagnosis Features common diagnostic tests (i.e. labs, imaging studies) Discusses the influence of cultural and gender variations in the presentation of disease

Physical Assessment for Nurses


Author: Carol Cox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405181613
Category: Medical
Page: 418
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The fully updated second edition of this book continues to take a systematic approach to comprehensive patient assessment. The text explores best practice in history taking and summarises the key clinical skills needed to develop and improve physical examination skills and to competently assess, diagnose, plan and provide care. Pocket book style for use during your course and for easy reference in a clinical setting Easy to follow page layout with key points marked with bullet points and additional information on the right of the page Based on Turner and Blackwood?s well-established Lecture Notes on Clinical Skills New to this edition Fully updated throughout and includes three new chapters on examination of the male genitalia, examination of the female reproductive system and ophthalmic examination Now in full colour throughout Suitable for newly qualified Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Masters and Undergraduate students on Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Nurse Practitioner courses.

Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care - E-Book


Author: Joyce E. Dains,Linda Ciofu Baumann,Pamela Scheibel
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323085032
Category: Medical
Page: 528
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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 Differential Diagnosis

Essentials for Clinical Practice
Author: Karen M. Myrick, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ANP-BC,Laima Karosas, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, ANP-BC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082616255X
Category: Medical
Page: 800
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The first textbook to specifically target the scope of practice for advanced practice nurses and physician assistants With a focus on promoting sound clinical decision-making and a streamlined and highly accessible approach, this text for advanced practice nurses and physician assistants delivers up-to-date primary care health assessment techniques for individuals throughout the lifespan. Each chapter offers a concise overview of anatomy and physiology and an in-depth review of normal and abnormal findings. The holistic assessment section for each system—emphasizing the importance of social considerations—further prepares students for informed clinical practice. Chapters feature a comprehensive assessment of special populations, including patients with disabilities; pediatric, pregnant, and elderly patients; and transgendered and veteran populations, as well as differential diagnosis guidance in tabular format. Chapters are further enhanced with illustrations, images, and case studies that demonstrate clinical reasoning and application of principles to practice. A robust ancillary package includes an instructor manual, discussion questions, multiple-choice questions, and PowerPoint slides. Key Features: Addresses anatomy and physiology, normal and abnormal findings, and holistic health assessment, including assessment of special populations Offers case studies with examples of documentation and coding information Fosters diagnostic reasoning and critical-thinking with thorough differential diagnosis tables Provides visual guidance on the recognition and assessment of normal and abnormal findings with illustrations and images Includes a robust ancillary package with an instructor manual, discussion questions, multiple-choice questions, and PowerPoint slides

Clinical Manual for the Oncology Advanced Practice Nurse


Author: Dawn Camp-Sorrell,Rebecca Ann Hawkins
Publisher: Oncology Nursing Society
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 1044
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Dermatology for the Advanced Practice Nurse


Author: Faye Lyons DNP, RN.,Rn Lisa Ousley Dnp
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781306945288
Category:
Page: 391
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"Unique decision trees promote accurate diagnosis and treatment of 60 common skin conditions. " This is the first primary care dermatology reference written by and for nurses. It focuses on approximately 60 skin conditions that are commonly seen in primary care settings and provides unique decision trees to assist in accurate diagnosis. Organized for quick access, the book presents conditions alphabetically and includes evidence-based treatment and management strategies along with "full-color" photos taken during actual office visits. Dermatologic diagnostics cover skin assessment, specimen collection procedures, and use of mechanical devices, along with relevant evidence-based topical, systemic, and surgical treatment options. The resource provides an overview of dermatology basics including skin anatomy and physiology and skin terminology. Illustrations, graphs, and skin terminology help to accurately document descriptions of rashes, lesions, and diseases during diagnostic evaluations. The book also defines risk factors in relation to skin conditions and diseases and delineates conditions common to specific populations. A broad range of management strategies is presented along with alerts for when expert follow-up is indicated. To promote rapid identification of skin conditions, each is presented in a consistent organization that includes overview, epidemiology, pathology/histology, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, treatment/management, special considerations and appropriate referrals, and patient education. The Clinical Pearls feature captures the authors" expertise. Additional photos are available from the website as a digital photo archive. Key Features: Focuses on approximately 60 common dermatological conditions with high-quality, full-color photos Presents four unique decision trees to foster accurate diagnosis and clinical decision making Delivers evidence-based protocols for diagnosis, treatment, and management Uses a consistent format to promote quick access to information Written by advanced-degree nurse practitioners with nurses" informational needs in mind

The Family Nurse Practitioner: Clinical Case Studies 2e Paper


Author: Leslie Neal-Boylan
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 0813811449
Category: Medical
Page: 432
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Clinical Case Studies for the Family Nurse Practitioner is akey resource for advanced practice nurses and graduate studentsseeking to test their skills in assessing, diagnosing, and managingcases in family and primary care. Composed of more than 70cases ranging from common to unique, the book compiles years ofexperience from experts in the field. Clinical Case Studies for the Family Nurse Practitioneris organized chronologically, presenting cases from neonatal togeriatric care in a standard approach built on the SOAPformat. This includes differential diagnosis and a series ofcritical thinking questions ideal for self-assessment or classroomuse.

Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing

A Biopsychsocial Foundation for Practice
Author: Eris F Perese
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803629990
Category: Medical
Page: 800
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Here’s an evidence-based, holistic approach to caring for psychiatric and mental health patients in outpatient settings. Using a biopsychosocial model, this text addresses mental health issues through stabilization of brain chemistry, individualized psychotherapy, and re-socialization into the community. Inside, you’ll find an in-depth focus on specific psychiatric disorders including the epidemiology, etiology, biological basis, clinical presentation of adults, older adults, and children, co-morbidities, differential diagnosis, and treatment. There is also comprehensive coverage of the interventions and “Levers of Change” used to aid patients in their recovery, as well preventative interventions.

Psychiatric Case Studies for Advanced Practice


Author: Kathleen Prendergast
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1496367839
Category: Medical
Page: 372
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Get much-needed exposure to real-world clinical scenarios and psychiatric evaluations, with this invaluable guide to positive, effective psychiatric advance practice nursing care. For an expert guide to providing patient-centered, evidence-based psychiatric care, keep Psychiatric Case Studies for Advanced Practice by your side. Practical and easy-to-follow, these more than 50 case scenarios clearly display the complaints, diagnoses, and treatments of the most common psychiatric disorders, supporting the critical decision-making skills of nurses practicing in a broad range of settings. Psychiatric, family, emergency, and general practice nurse practitioners of all experience levels will find this an invaluable aid for creating an informed, holistic practice. Follow the real-life cases and expert analysis of psychiatric patients of a wide variety of ages, backgrounds, and conditions . . . Real-world child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric inpatient and outpatient psychiatric case studies that emphasize problem-based learning and an evidence-based practice Current diagnostic content from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5), that includes DSM-5’s newer diagnoses—gender dysphoria, binge eating disorder, and autism spectrum, plus current treatments for alcohol and opiate addiction Sample routine screening tools that offer convenient checklists and handouts to support patient treatment Content presented in a simple format—organized by age and indexed by diagnostic category for quick reference Each case presented in a standard format: chief complaint, history, mental status, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment plan, and rationale for treatment prescribed—with questions at the end that guide you to create a diagnosis using the DSM-5 Cases addressing a wide range of disorders and supporting all experience levels in a variety of treatment settings—counseling centers, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, inpatient psychiatric units, and hospital consultation and liaison services Treatments and rationales that represent current, evidence-based research—treatment sections divided into psychopharmacology, diagnostic tests, referral, psychotherapy, and psychoeducatio Supplemental teaching tool for graduate psychiatric nurse practitioner/APN programs

Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care


Author: Joyce E. Dains,Linda Ciofu Baumann,Pamela Scheibel
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032304428X
Category: Medical
Page: 562
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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.

Integrating Gerontological Content Into Advanced Practice Nursing Education


Author: Carolyn Auerhahn, EdD, GNP-BC, FAANP,Dr. Laurie Kennedy-Malone, PhD, GNP-BC, FAANP,Dr. Evelyn Groenke Duffy, DNP, G/ANP-BC, FAANP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826105378
Category: Medical
Page: 224
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2010 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Gerontologic Nursing! Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This is a valuable and timely resource as primary care practitioners are facing a growing aging population. Advanced practice nurses have always been swift to recognize and respond to healthcare challenges, and this resource allows them to be proactive in confronting this evolving healthcare crisis. Nursing faculty can use this resource to design and implement program changes that will help to arm advanced practice nurses with strong gerontological competencies." Score: 100, 5 stars.óDoodyís Medical Reviews "This small book couldnít be more timely. As directors of advanced practice nursing (APN) programs struggle to find resources to convert their existing adult APN tracks into adultñgerontology programs, this book offers a clear path for integrating critical content throughout an entire program. For graduate clinical nursing directors who are challenged to quickly ramp up their gerontology contentóoften without having clinical geriatrics specialty experts among their own facultyóthis book will definitely provide that expertise." --AJN This book presents nursing faculty with clear, user-friendly guidelines for incorporating gerontological content into existing non-gerontological Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) programs without requiring major curricular changes. With almost 50 years of combined experience, the authors share a wealth of knowledge and expertise regarding the rationale and strategies for integrating gerontological content into APN curricula. Topics includes health policy, myths of aging, assessment of functional status, normal versus pathological changes in aging, and more. The authors present strategies to integrate blended technology and multiple resources to ensure that students gain gerontological competency. Key Topics: The impact of aging America on advanced practice nursing Gerontologizing" clinical management courses and shaping the clinical experience Strategies for integrating geriatric e-learning materials into APN curricula Evaluation methods for integrating new content into graduate nursing core, APN core, and specialty courses Complete with detailed lists of print media and Internet resources, this book is a must-have for APN faculty across a number of non-gerontological specialty areas, including family, adult, acute, holistic, palliative, and pediatric care.