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Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic ReasoningAuthors: Jacqueline Rhoads, Sandra Wiggins Petersen
Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Fourth Edition covers the diagnostic reasoning process that providers must follow when assessing an actual case. The Fourth Edition outlines each step of the health assessment process and further demonstrates the link between health history and physical examination. It also provides the healthcare professional with the essential data needed to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan.
Features and Benefits
Three introductory chapters cover general strategies for health history taking, physical examination, and documentation, and the remaining chapters cover clinical aspects of assessment, and focus on various systemic disorders
New chapters on spiritual, cultural, and nutritional assessment
Updated chapters on female genitourinary and breast disorders and musculoskeletal disorders
Patient health history and physical examination are presented are presented in two columns. The first column gives the action, and the second column lists normal and abnormal findings, and possible diagnoses associated with those findings.
Every clinical chapter contains a differential diagnosis of common disorders as well as a section on the assessment of special populations
Instructor Resources include: Videos, links to audio clips, interactive lectures, Instructor Resource Guide, competency mapping, a syllabus, assessments, PowerPoint slides
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part 1 Strategies for Effective Health Assessment
Chapter 1 Interview and History-Taking Strategies
Chapter 2 Physical Examination Strategies
Chapter 3 Documentation Strategies
Chapter 4 Cultural and Spiritual Assessment
Chapter 5 Nutritional Assessment
Part 2 Advanced Assessment of Systemic Disorders
Chapter 6 Mental Health Disorders
Chapter 7 Integumentary Disorders
Chapter 8 Eye Disorders
Chapter 9 Ear Disorders
Chapter 10 Nose, Sinus, Mouth, and Throat Disorders
Chapter 11 Respiratory Disorders
Chapter 12 Cardiovascular Disorders
Chapter 13 Endocrine Disorders
Chapter 14 Gastrointestinal Disorders
Chapter 15 Neurological Disorders
Chapter 16 Male Genitourinary Disorders
Chapter 17 Female Genitourinary and Breast Disorders
Chapter 18 Musculoskeletal Disorders