Advanced Assessment: Interpreting Findings and Formulating Differential Diagnoses
Edition 2nd edition
OverviewThe 2nd edition of this AJN Book of the Year takes readers beyond the identification of physical assessment abnormalities to guide them through the process needed to arrive at a differential diagnosis. Its complaint-focused presentation makes it the perfect point-of-care resource for both classroom and clinical. What's New: revised organization and new, two-color design to enhance usability; 32-page, full-color atlas of dermatology and other findings; new content on dry eye nystagmus hiccups fecal incontinence rectal pain atrophy restless legs gait abnormality tic tremor weight gain chronic pain insomnia and sleepiness; more quick-reference features, including red flags assessment pearls medications causing symptom and selected causes of symptoms; reference lists at the end of all chapters to support evidence-based practice; complaint-focused approach by body system; step-by-step how-tos for taking a focused history, performing a physical based on presenting complaints/problems, and interpreting the findings; summaries of specific physical assessment data and their interpretation for each body system; guidance on selecting and interpreting diagnostic studies as well as prediction rules for specific findings; and, lifespan coverage, including children, older adults, and pregnant patients.