Case Studies in Primary Care
Case Studies in Primary Care,
Edition 2 A Day in the Office
By Joyce D. Cappiello, PhD, FNP, FAANP, Jeffrey A. Eaton, PhD, NP and Gene E. Harkless, DNSc, FNP-BC, CNL, FAANP

Publication Date: 08 Dec 2016

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Real-world scenarios help you develop clinical reasoning skills for primary care! Case Studies in Primary Care: A Day in the Office, 2nd Edition includes 50 case studies on the most commonly encountered situations in primary care. Demonstrating the kinds of health problems that a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant might see during a typical clinical day, case studies cover patients from various cultures and all ages. You’re asked to analyze data and think critically in reaching accurate diagnoses and planning effective treatment; you can then submit your responses online for grading and instant feedback.

Key Features

  • Real-world scenarios offer the opportunity to analyze clinical situations likely to be encountered in today's primary care settings, providing practice in clinical reasoning skills.
  • Day in the Office format presents cases hour by hour, in the way a typical clinical day might unfold.
  • Emphasis on problem-based learning helps you to think critically and analyze clinical situations — such as ear infections, diarrhea, and coughing and fever — in order to provide appropriate primary care.

New Features

  • Six NEW cases are included (for a total of 50), with three focusing on older clients with more complex health challenges, one addressing unplanned pregnancy, and two addressing practice management issues.
  • NEW! Emphasis on follow-up care addresses patients coming to the primary care setting from retail clinics, rehabilitation settings, or acute-care settings, and underscores the importance of interprofessional collaboration.
  • NEW! Enhanced patient diversity includes cases for all age groups, and reflects a more contemporary appreciation of cultural diversity and gender/gender identity. 
  • NEW! Updates to all cases ensure that case studies and feedback are consistent with the latest research evidence, clinical practice guidelines, and national and international treatment standards.
  • NEW! Online answer submission allows you to write Assessment and Plan answers in the printed book, then submit answers online for grading and feedback.
  • NEW! Grading rubrics are provided on the companion Evolve website to help you develop your answers.
  • NEW! Introduction explains how to get the most out of the book.
About the author
By Joyce D. Cappiello, PhD, FNP, FAANP, Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire ; Jeffrey A. Eaton, PhD, NP, Nurse Practitioner, Great Works Family Practice of York Hospital, South Berwick, Maine; Associate Professor, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine and Gene E. Harkless, DNSc, FNP-BC, CNL, FAANP, Chair, Associate Professor and Family Nurse Practitioner, Department of Nursing, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire
Table of Contents
Day 1    
7:45 am  CASE #1  Organizing and managing your day  NEW!
8:00 am  CASE #2  Complete physical exam
8:30 am  CASE #3  Incontinence  NEW!
9:00 am  CASE #4  Unintended pregnancy  NEW!
9:15 am  CASE #5  Dysuria
9:30 am  CASE #6  Head congestion
9:45 am  CASE #7  Rash
10:00 am  CASE #8  Complete physical exam, headaches
10:45 am  CASE# 9  Emergency contraception
11:00 am  CASE #10  Well child check
11:30 am  CASE #11  Travel 
11:45 am  CASE #12  Upper respiratory infection
Lunchtime Phone Call  CASE #13  Negative PPD
1:00 pm  CASE #14  Ear infection
1:15 pm  CASE #15  Anemia
1:30 pm  CASE #16  Cholesterol follow-up
1:45 pm  CASE #17  Contraception
2:00 pm  CASE #18  Ankle pain
2:15 pm  CASE #19  Acne
2:45 pm  CASE #20  Heartburn
3:15 pm  CASE #21  Recurrent diarrhea
3:45 pm  CASE #22  Head lice
4:00 pm  CASE #23  Diabetes follow-up
4:30 pm  CASE #24  Scrotal pain
After Office Hours    
Add-on  CASE #25  Review Pap results (patient not present)
Phone Call #1 at closing  CASE #26  Rectal bleeding
Phone Call #2 at closing  CASE #27  Worms
Day 2    
8:00 am  CASE #28  Sports physical exam
8:30 am  CASE #29  Chronic atrial fibrillation, diabetes  NEW!
9:00 am  CASE #30  Low back pain
9:15 am  CASE #31  Hypertension
9:45 am  CASE #32  Left great toe pain
10:00 am  CASE #33  Complete physical exam
10:45 am  CASE #34  Diarrhea
11:00 am  CASE #35  Annual GYN, depressed
11:30 am  CASE #36  Annual GYN, intimate-partner violence
Review diagnostic report  CASE #37  Mammogram report
1:00 pm  CASE #38  Allergy shot
1:15 pm  CASE #39  Cough, fever, chills
1:30 pm  CASE #40  Prenatal check
1:45 pm  CASE #41  Urinary incontinence
2:30 pm  CASE #42  Eye redness
2:45 pm  CASE #43  Scrotal pain
3:00 pm  CASE #44  Vaginal discharge
3:15 pm  CASE #45  Wrist pain
3:30 pm  CASE #46  Confusion
4:00 pm  CASE #47  Weight gain  NEW!
4:30 pm  CASE #48  Difficulty starting urinary stream
4:45 pm  CASE #49  Cough
After Office Hours    
6:00 pm  CASE #50  Staff Meeting to review financials  NEW!
Book details
ISBN: 9780323378123
Page Count: 199
Illustrations: Illustrated
Retail Price: €46.99