Developing Advanced Assessment Skills: Patients with Long-term Conditions

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Ann Saxon, Sue Lillyman
M&K Update Ltd, 2011 - Chronic diseases - 137 pages
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This book will help you to develop some of the essential assessment skills that are needed to support patients with long-term conditions in secondary and primary care settings. You may be at the beginning of your career, or you may be an experienced practitioner who is moving into long-term conditions care. At whatever level you may be, this book will give you some guidance on how to use appropriate assessment tools and to reflect on your experience from practice.Supporting patients with long-term conditions is not solely the domain of nursing. This book is intended to be suitable for a range of practitioners who are interested in developing their assessment skills further. However some examples have been given from a nursing perspective.The exercises throughout the book have been designed to encourage you to reflect on your practice and draw from the wide range of evidence that is available to support your development. You can work through them at your own pace and return to chapters that you need to learn more about.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Developing competence and skills in the care of longterm conditions
1
Chapter 2 Supporting people with longterm conditions
17
Chapter 3 Assessment of patients with longterm conditions
31
Chapter 4 Historytaking and assessment
49
Chapter 5 Assessment of patients with chronic respiratory disease
59
Chapter 6 Assessment of patients with chronic heart failure
71
Chapter 7 Assessment of patients with diabetes mellitus
87
Chapter 8 Assessment of patients with musculoskeletal pain
101
Chapter 9 Assessment of patients with multiple sclerosis
113
Index
125

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