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Paperback Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care Book

ISBN: 0323074170

ISBN13: 9780323074179

Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care

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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...

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5 ratings

great book for NP students

I found this book to be very helpful. Based on symptoms instead of disease, which was easier to understand and help formulate differential diagnoses in clinical practice.

Advanced Health Assessment in Primary Care

I think this book is great! It focuses on common symptom complaints in primary care and differential diagnosis. I am a FNP student about to graduate in 8 months and find this book to be very informative and worth every penny. I plan on suggesting this book to be required for the program.

Comparison to 2nd edition

Nice book. I have the 2nd edition and compared it with the newer edition. The 3rd edition is much the same as the 2nd but with 2 additional chapters--one on "Mood Changes, Behavior Changes..." and then one on clinical CXR (chest x-rays). Helpful book for students.

easy to read and helpful

great book for health care providers just starting out or for students like myself. It's well- organized and concise. Worth the price.

A great resource for the novice or experienced NP!

Although the initial chapter on Clinical Reasoning and Differential Diagnosis is limited, it is a concisely written prelude to a wealth of focused symptom assessment strategies. As a practitioner and a faculty member in a nurse practitioner program, I have found this book to be an excellent teaching resource. Each chapter contains several of the most common symptoms related to a specific body system. For example, the cardiovascular and respiratory systems are represented by the symptoms of dyspnea, chest pain and cough. The overlapping of these systems is artfully woven together is a manner that consistently prompts the reader to be focused yet complete. Each chapter outlines key questions to ask and also provides analysis of the possible patient responses. Included is a relational inference between each symptom and age specific concerns. At the end of each chapter, the authors have developed "Differential Diagnosis" tables that are particulary useful to the novice nurse practitioner in a clinical setting. Overall the book's pocket size format lends it to easy reading and convenience.
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