Cardiac Diagnosis for Acute Care

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Cardiac Diagnosis for Acute Care

SKU# 9780826141262

The NP's and PA's Guide to a Comprehensive History and Deciphering the Differential

Author: Leslie E. Janik MSN, ARNP, ACNP-BC

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Helps clinicians to systematically look beyond the obvious to arrive at a correct diagnosis

Written specifically for both novice and experienced cardiovascular clinicians in acute care settings, this is the only resource to focus on the art of conducting an in-depth patient history. Too often, patients will tell their first provider one thing and their second provider another. Even when asked the exact same question, patients’ stories can inexplicably change. Clinicians can save time, effort, and cost by parsing out conflicting patient histories with a specific and detailed line of questioning. If recorded accurately and interpreted correctly, a comprehensive history alone may obtain a correct diagnosis without exhaustive and expensive evaluations.

This book includes two clinical scenarios for chief complaints that cardiovascular clinicians may see in their practice. Unpacking these scenarios challenges clinicians to look beyond the obvious and recognize atypical presentations. Each scenario dissects then discusses the history and other pertinent patient information to illuminate subtle differences in the process of information gathering. With this breakdown, the clinician can then identify if the patient has an acute cardiovascular issue. Each chapter ends with a sample of “how to present the patient” to an MD or peer and describes common pitfalls and assumptions to avoid.

Key Features:

  • Focuses specifically on acute cardiovascular issues in acute care settings
  • Referenced by chief complaint or consult questions
  • Targets patient history portion of the workup
  • Examines subtle differences between cardiac diagnosis versus noncardiac diagnosis based on how patient history is taken
  • Highlights common errors in review of information using electronic medical records versus standard questioning

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 28, 2018
  • Page Count 272
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826141262

Table of Contents 

CONTENTS

Foreword by Susan M. Salahshor, PhD, PA-C DFAAPA

Foreword by Joseph L. Blackshear, MD

Preface

Introduction: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Patient History in Acute Cardiac Presentations

PART I: COMMON PRESENTATIONS OF ACUTE CARDIAC CONDITIONS

1. Chest Pain: A First Look

2. Chest Pain: Another Encounter

3. Shortness of Breath: A First Look

4. Shortness of Breath: Another Encounter

5. Syncope: A First Look

6. Syncope: Another Encounter

7. Elevated Troponin: A First Look

8. Elevated Troponin: Another Encounter

PART II: UNCOMMON PRESENTATIONS OF ACUTE CARDIAC CONDITIONS

9. Fatigue

10. Cough

11. Abdominal Pain

PART III: SUMMARY AND USEFUL CLINICAL TOOLS

12. Conclusion

13. Bonus Section: The Write-Up

Index