Physical Examination Procedures for Advanced Practitioners and Non-Medical Prescribers

Evidence and rationale, Second edition

Author: Zoë Rawles,Beth Griffiths,Trudy Alexander

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482231816

Category: Medical

Page: 172

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Physical Examination Procedures for Advanced Practitioners and Non-Medical Prescribers provides readers with the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct successful physical examinations of adult patients. This evidence-based book, organized by anatomical system, features tables that list physical examination procedures along with potential pathologies. Quick reference summaries for performing each examination are also included. In addition, the book features a chapter on mental health with a checklist covering the main criteria for a thorough mental health examination. Readers can test their skills by answering case study questions at the end of each chapter. Reflective stories are also included to demonstrate the difficulties encountered in everyday practice and to remind readers of the important professional and ethical issues surrounding their work. This book is designed as an aide-mémoire for use in practice or revision for exams but can also be a useful resource for medical students, teachers of physical examination skills and other qualified health professionals.

Physical Examination Procedures For Advanced Nurses and Independent Prescribers

Evidence and Rationale

Author: Zoe Rawles,Beth Griffiths,Trudy Alexander

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340967587

Category: Medical

Page: 144

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A practical overview of the skills and rationale for physical examination, Physical Examination Procedures for Advanced Nurses and Independent Prescribers: Evidence and Rationale is a useful reference for student practitioners in nursing and other non-medical prescribers and is an essential revision aid for preparation for clinical exams. Backed up with evidence and clinical guidelines, the book is a quick reference guide to the procedures and skills needed to perform physical examination of adults—enabling readers to understand and justify the way they perform each physical examination. A step-by-step checklist for each body system is presented alongside a rationale to reinforce learning. This material is followed by case studies that put the information in context. Further discussion gives readers confidence in explaining the way they perform each physical examination. This book is an essential guide for students in specialist and advanced nurse practitioner courses, paramedics, and supplementary and independent prescribers, including nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, and radiographers.

Clinical Examination Skills

Author: Philip Jevon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119360730

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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The role and function of the nurse is rapidly changing, and nurses are now required to undertake a comprehensive clinical examination of patients, a responsibility traditionally undertaken by a doctor. Clinical Examination Skills is an accessible, introductory guide to helping nurses fulfil this role, enabling them to understand the core skills and knowledge needed to assess patients competently. This practice-based book will be invaluable to pre-registration nursing students and newly qualified nursing staff, empowering them to meet the challenges of autonomous practice.

Clinical Examination Skills for Healthcare Professionals

Author: Mark Ranson,Hannah Abbott,Wendy Braithwaite

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1907830715

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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Today, an increasing number of healthcare professionals (including nurses, midwives and members of many allied professions) have to conduct the vital first stage in a patient’s journey – taking a clinical history and conducting an effective physical examination. This book offers clear, practical guidance on the fundamentals of clinical examination for any practitioner who wishes to understand their patient’s specific needs and to plan appropriate care. Recognising that readers will come from a diverse range of clinical backgrounds and roles, the opening chapter (on consultation and the skills needed to take an accurate clinical history) underpins the systems-based approach. This, combined with the use of case study examples, allows healthcare professionals to focus on the principles of examining the system or systems that are most relevant to their specific area of practice. The book also includes a helpful glossary and list of abbreviations. The authors come from the same diverse range of professions for whom the book has been written, and their wealth of knowledge and experience enables them to understand the challenges facing today’s healthcare professionals. Contents include: Consultation and clinical history-taking skills Respiratory assessment Cardiovascular assessment Gastrointestinal assessment Neurological assessment Genitourinary assessment Musculoskeletal assessment Obstetric assessment Mental health assessment Perioperative assessment

Competencies for Advanced Nursing Practice

Author: Sue Hinchliff,Rosemary Rogers

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340927682

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Competencies for Advanced Nursing Practice is the first and definitive book to deliver guidance for practitioners working to be recognized for their advanced nursing practice. Written by experienced academics and advanced nurse practitioners from a variety of clinical backgrounds, this handbook will support nurses on their journey towards advanced nursing practice and provide detailed information on achieving the competencies within each of the seven domains outlined in the RCN and the NMC's proposed Standards of Proficiency for Advanced Nurse Practitioners: the nurse-patient relationship; respecting culture and diversity; management of patient health/illness status; the education function; professional role; managing and negotiating health care delivery systems; and monitoring and ensuring the quality of health care practice. The text concludes with a section on how practice can be recorded and used in the portfolioing and accreditation process, how to collect and record evidence and how nurses can be supported and facilitated through this process. Aimed at the professional nurse working towards an advanced level of practice, the nurse already practising at this level and seeking accreditation and also the student and newly qualified nurse giving early consideration to their future career, this book offers clear and user-friendly guidance for anybody wishing to undertake this standard of nursing practice.

Clinical Nursing Skills

Core and Advanced

Author: Ruth Endacott,Phil Jevon,Simon Cooper

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199237838

Category: Medical

Page: 660

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Designed as a compelling text for students, Clinical Nursing Skills offers evidence-based, practical guidance for procedures in all settings. Emphasis is placed on the development of decision-making and problem-solving skills. It is enhanced by colour illustrations and online resources, including video clips and quarterly updates to evidence.

Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History-Taking

Author: Lynn Bickley,Peter G. Szilagyi

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1609137620

Category: Medical

Page: 994

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With the 11th edition, focus turns back to the student in nurse practitioner, physician's assistant, and medical programs. The text continues be a trusted reference for nursing and medical students as well as practitioners. The art program has been revised to bring greater consistency and currency to the illustrations. Many photographs, particularly those depicting skin conditions, are being replaced with newer photos of higher quality. The well-respected and highly useful layout and organization of the book are retained. Each chapter has been reviewed and revised to keep the text up-to-date. The following features, long admired among dedicated Bates' users are also retained: · Detailed, beautifully depicted Tables of Abnormalities · Extensive Pediatric chapter · Illustrated Anatomy and Physiology review begins each chapter · Important information on Interviewing Techniques and Patient Communication · Outstanding line art program · Two-column format as guide for physical assessment · Useful Clinical tips throughout The ancillary assets are also being updated to redirect the focus toward higher level nursing students and medical students.

Advanced Nursing Practice

Author: Paula McGee,George Castledine

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9781405102346

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Advanced nursing practice involves increased accountability and role development in research, education and clinical practice. This second edition of Advanced Nursing Practice focuses on key issues in advanced practice including supervision, leadership, benchmarking and evaluation of competencies, assessment and health promotion, law and ethics, practice development, research and education. Examines the nature of advanced nursing practice Explores key issues in advanced practice Reviews criteria for evaluating advanced practice Considers the development of advanced practice within the UK and proposes a vision for the future

Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning

Author: Rhoads,Sandra Wiggins Petersen

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284105377

Category: Medical

Page: 478

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Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Third Edition covers the diagnostic reasoning process that providers must follow when assessing an actual case. The text 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. New Online Course! Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Third Edition features Navigate Premier Access, a robust online course complete with interactive lectures, eBook with health assessment videos and audio clips, syllabus, instructor resource guide, image bank, practice activities, discussion questions, and testing items. Key Features: • Outlines the health assessment and diagnostic reasoning process for a nurse practitioner assessing a new patient • Provides the essential data needed to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan • Covers the anatomy and physiology of each system • Includes coverage of specific populations (pediatric, pregnancy, geriatric) • Navigate 2 Premier Access

Blood Results in Clinical Practice

Author: Dr Graham Basten

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1905539738

Category: MEDICAL

Page: 80

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This book was written after feedback suggested that stories and analogies were very helpful to students wanting to remember blood tests and their implications. For this reason each section, where appropriate, contains an analogy, in addition to an overview of the relevant anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. The book links tests and conditions, and gives strategies for clinical practice using simple language. It will be useful as a supplementary text for those studying nursing, healthcare and medicine. It will also provide a quick-reference handbook for working healthcare professionals. Finally, it will provide a resource for patients and their relatives who may be keen to know more about the meaning and function of a particular blood test. Contents include: Understanding blood tests Case study: Interpreting abnormal results The full blood count, anaemia and infection Coagulation and deep vein thrombosis Inflammatory markers Autoimmune conditions Transfusion testing Management of long-term conditions, chronic disease markers: Diabetes Management of long-term conditions, chronic disease markers: Cholesterol Management of long-term conditions, chronic disease markers: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and acid base Thyroid function Bone profile Renal function: Urea and electrolytes, and gout Liver function tests

Advanced Practice in Healthcare

Skills for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Author: Carol Cox,Marie Hill,Victoria Lack

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136598073

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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Advanced Practice in Healthcare outlines the key components of advanced practice in which healthcare professionals are engaged. With a clear skills focus, it explores issues critical to providing effective enhanced care to patients whilst managing and negotiating the complexities of the healthcare delivery system. Perspectives on advanced practice are illuminated throughout the text and are designed to promote the formation of new thinking in relation to practice, education and research. The text is comprised of three sections that address different aspects of advanced practice and these in turn: Provide guidance on the development of clinical skills, including consultation, clinical decision making, holistic care, and the role of care planning in advanced practice. Explain management skills and how to manage, negotiate and monitor the complexities of the healthcare system in order to ensure the delivery of quality patient care. Clarify the professional role of the advanced practice clinician and how implementation of the role can improve the delivery of patient care. In each chapter activities are presented that assist in the development, implementation and extension of advanced level practice. This text is especially relevant to nurses, midwives and allied health professionals practising within primary and secondary care who wish to advance their practice or clarify their roles within the context of advanced practice, particularly those undertaking masters level study.

The 10-Minute Clinical Assessment

Author: Knut Schroeder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119106354

Category: Medical

Page: 832

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Clinical assessment is at the heart of medicine. Health professionals working in busy clinical settings, such as general practitioners, nurse practitioners and hospital doctors on-call, often have to assess patients under considerable time constraints. This book teaches the reader how to gather clinical information effectively, accurately and safely even when time is at a premium. Provides a systematic method of collecting and assessing relevant clinical information by suggesting step-by-step examination routines, including important patient-centred questions Focuses on common symptoms and presentations Treatment reflects the latest in evidence based practice (including latest NICE Guidelines) Specifically covers the clinical skills assessment (CSA) part of the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) examination Written by an experienced medical educator and practicing GP, in consultation with a multidisciplinary team of medical students, GPs, PG trainees, hospital doctors and nurses

Advanced Nursing Practice

Changing Healthcare in a Changing World

Author: Thomas David Barton,Douglas Allan

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137207744

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Advanced Nursing Practice is a topical and emergent area of developing health practice, but as an area that is still developing it can also be seen as one of uncertainty. Advanced Nursing Practice seeks to pave the way to a better understanding of ANP by providing a comprehensive overview of its evolution, including practice, theory and core concepts. Written by leading experts with extensive experience in the field it provides practical guidance as well as a review of the current clinical, strategic, educational and research developments. Chapters range from exploring the organizational challenges in ANP and the impact of technology, to assessment, clinical decision making and career development. This is an essential resource for Advanced Nurse Practitioners, their educators and mentors, and is a valuable resource for undergraduate student nurses, registered nurses and service managers.

The Textbook of Non-Medical Prescribing

Author: Dilyse Nuttall,Jane Rutt-Howard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118861868

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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The Textbook of Non-Medical Prescribing is an easy-to-read, comprehensive overview of the essential knowledge, key issues and skills relevant to non-medical prescribing. Now fully updated and linked to the National Prescribing Centre Single Competency Framework for non-medical prescribers, with activities to help you link your continuing professional development within the competences required as a prescriber. This practical title remains an ideal resource for all qualified health professionals to practice safe and effective non-medical prescribing. The section edition is structured around four core themes – public health, social and cultural issues, prescribing principles, and continuing professional development – which are threaded throughout the text. It also includes additional material on the importance on continuing professional development in prescribing, as well as the history and context of non-medical prescribing; ethical, legal and professional issues; effective consultations; essential pharmacology; clinical skills; prescribing for specific groups; and the role of the multidisciplinary team. Key Features: Accessible and study-friendly Each chapter has learning objectives and activities to support a deeper understanding of the theoretical knowledge base and its application to practice Case studies linking the topics to real-life scenarios Companion website at www.wiley.com/go/nuttall with a range of self-assessment questions, quizzes, numeracy exercises, case studies and weblinks. The Textbook of Non-Medical Prescribing provides support to anyone studying for a prescribing qualification or looking for a refresher on the subject.

Pocket Guide to Clinical Examination E-Book

Author: Owen Epstein,G. David Perkin,John Cookson,Ian S. Watt,Roby Rakhit,Andrew W. Robins,Graham A. W. Hornett

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723437505

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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This handy, well illustrated guide covers all aspects of patient examination. Carry this practical text with you so you can review the questions you should include as part of your history taking, the examination techniques you should use for different body systems and the presenting signs of common disorders. The new fourth edition includes over 130 colour illustrations as well as text boxes to aid revision and help in daily clinical duties. The history-taking and examination coverage will be invaluable to students faced with real-life patients for the first time by highlighting the most things to remember The signs & symptoms sections describe the most important diseases associated with each body system The various icon boxes highlight and summarise information on a range of issues relevant to history and examination: the elderly, emergency situations, Questions to Ask, etc Colour photographs depict the clinical manifestations as they present in real-life and ‘real-life’ examination techniques Colour diagrams clarify examination technique • Fully updated in line with the accompanying textbook Clinical Examination • Increased emphasis on patient communication, especially in the general practice setting • Two new authors join the team bringing additional expertise to the Pocket Guide

Nurse Practitioners

Clinical Skills and Professional Issues

Author: Mike Walsh

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical

ISBN: 9780750688017

Category: Medical

Page: 381

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This title is directed primarily to health care professionals outside the United States. it is a comprehensive text for nurse practitioners that integrates the required clinical skills with professional and theoretical issues in one book. It uses a systems approach to cover the most frequently presenting problems that the nurse practitioner will encounter. The scope of the book then widens to include psychological and emotional problems as well as the special needs of children and those patients with chronic health problems. Using a practical approach the content is based on current best evidence. The book has been derived from the editors' experience as a course team running the RCN Institute BSc Nurse Practitioner course in Lancaster and Carlisle. Comprehensive coverage of the new clinical skills that NPs will need in their expanding roles will give them confidence and enable them to pass their courses Highly illustrated with clear line drawings to aid understanding and learning Subject experts have contributed to various chapters to ensure that best practice is given throughout End of chapter summaries aid revision Reference lists facilitate further study Fully updated in line with clinical and policy developments and includes new material in the form of research studies and literature The pharmacology content of each chapter has been increased to reflect the development of nurse prescribing and the growth of patient group directives New chapters on: Blood Disorders, Endocrine Disorders, Common Paediatric Problems, Common Mental Problems New user friendly page design and layout

Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care

Author: Joyce E. Dains,Linda Ciofu Baumann,Pamela Scheibel

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323277284

Category: Medical

Page: 528

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Take the ‘next step’ in health assessment! Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care, 5th Edition goes beyond basic history and physical examination to help you master the diagnostic reasoning process. You’ll develop this key skill by following assessment guidelines that focus on a specific complaint rather than beginning with a previously established diagnosis or disease entity. Written by advanced practice nursing experts Joyce Dains, Linda Baumann, and Pamela Scheibel, this edition includes new chapters on evidence-based preventive health screening and on heartburn and indigestion, along with a new full-color design. Master the differential diagnosis process outlined in this book, and you’ll be able to accurately diagnose the majority of patients seen in today’s primary care settings. A clear, consistent diagnostic reasoning process takes you to the next step of health assessment — beyond basic history and physical examination to diagnostic reasoning. Diagnostic Reasoning: Focused History sections use ‘self-questions’ to walk you through the thinking process involved in obtaining a pertinent, relevant, problem-specific history that will assist in differential diagnosis. Diagnostic Reasoning: Focused Physical Examination sections explain how to perform more advanced diagnostic techniques and interpret the findings. Key Questions guide you through assessment and toward an accurate diagnosis by listing questions to ask the patient, followed by explanations of what the patient's responses might signify. Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies sections outline the types of studies that might be appropriate based on the focused history and focused physical examination. Differential Diagnosis sections offer the most common diagnoses for each patient problem and summarize the history and physical examination findings, along with recommended laboratory and diagnostic studies. Differential Diagnosis tables provide a quick-reference summary of possible diagnoses for each patient problem. Evidence-Based Practice boxes — more than 30 are NEW — summarize the scientific evidence related to the diagnosis of patient problems. Alphabetical Table of Contents provides a convenient listing of common health problems. NEW Evidence-Based Preventive Health Screening chapter helps you screen for common asymptomatic conditions and promote wellness. NEW Heartburn and Indigestion chapter addresses this common condition and includes important differential diagnoses such as myocardial infarction and cancer of the esophagus. NEW! Separate chapters on limb pain divide the topic by lower extremities and upper extremities, offering more focused, easy-to-locate coverage. NEW! Information on screening for abuse and sexual assault helps in identifying patients who might need additional support or intervention. NEW! Updated information on psychiatric/mental health problems reflects the latest changes in practice as well as changes to the DSM. NEW! More than 20 NEW illustrations enhance content and a full-color design makes topics easier to find.

Borish's Clinical Refraction

Author: William J. Benjamin

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702038970

Category: Medical

Page: 1712

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Now updated and expanded to cover the latest technologies, this full-color text on clinical refraction uses an easy-to-read format to give optometry students and practitioners all the important information they need. Also covers a wide range of other aspects of the eye exam, including anterior and posterior segment evaluations, contact lens, ocular pharmacology, and visual field analysis. Four new chapters cover wavefront-guided refraction, optical correction with refractive surgeries, prosthetic devices, and patients with ocular pathology. Offer precise, step-by-step how-to's for performing all of the most effective refractive techniques. Presents individualized refractive approaches for the full range of patients, including special patient populations. Contriubtors are internationally recognized, leading authorities in the field. New full-color design with full-color images throughout. Completely updated and expanded to include current technologies. A new chapter on Optical Correction with Refractive Surgeries, including keratoplasty, traditional refractive surgeries (e.g. LASIK and PRK), crystalline lens extraction with and without pseudophakia, the new presbyopic surgery, etc. A new chapter on Wavefront Guided Refraction provides information on the advantages and limitations the Hartmann-Shack Method for objective refraction plus aberrometry and the refraction and the use of in the correction of the eye with spectacles, contact lenses, and refractive surgery. A new chapter on Patients with Ocular Pathology reflects the most current knowledge of patients with ocular pathologies. Provides information on Optical Correction with Prosthetic Devices, including corneal onlays, stromal implants, phakic intraocular lenses, etc. Includes new chapters and/or discussions on such topics as: Aberrations of the Eye, Refractive Consequences of Eye Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Dry Eye, Diagnosis of Pathology of the Anterior Segment, Diagnosis of Glaucoma, and Diagnosis of Pathology of the Posterior Segment. Visual Acuity chapter expanded to include the effect of refractive error on visual acuity and statistics on how much of a change in visual acuity is significant. Objective Refraction, Corneal Topography, and Visual Field Analysis chapters include the addition of new electro-optical and computer techniques and equipment. Chapters on Multifocal Spectacle Lenses and Contact Lenses now cover newer progressive addition lenses and contact lenses that are now on the market. Electrodiagnosis chapter revised to take a more clinical approach.