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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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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
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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
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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.
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