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Goodman and Snyder’s Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists

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ISBN: 978-0-323-72204-9

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Goodman and Snyder’s Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists , 7th Edition

Screening for Referral

Edited by John Heick and Rolando T. Lazaro

Approx. 795 pages
Trim Size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
Copyright 2023
$140.99, Paperback, Reference

Availability:New edition. Not yet published. Due 05/19/22.

 


Description

Learn how to screen for systemic and medical conditions, and when to make a physician referral! Goodman and Snyder’s Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists, 7th Edition helps you identify the signs and symptoms of systemic disease that can mimic neuromusculoskeletal conditions. A step-by-step approach includes the screening tools you need to make an accurate differential diagnosis, describing both red flags and yellow flags as well as risk factors. This edition includes a new Screening for Neurologic Conditions chapter. From an expert team of contributors led by PT educators John Heick and Rolando Lazaro, this guide makes it easier to determine whether to treat or to refer!

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Five-step screening model is systems- and symptoms-based, and follows the standards for competency established by the American Physical Therapy Association, covering past medical history, risk factor assessment, clinical presentation, associated signs and symptoms, and review of symptoms.
  • UNIQUE! Case studies are based on clinical experience and give real-world examples of how to integrate screening information into the diagnostic process and when to treat or refer.
  • Evidence for the screening process is based on peer-reviewed literature, reporting on the sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratios of yellow (cautionary) and red (warning) flags.
  • Quick-reference summaries include tables, boxes, follow-up questions, clinical signs and symptoms, and case examples.
  • Key Points to Remember boxes at the end of each chapter provide quick, bulleted summaries of critical information.
  • Practice Questions allow you to check your understanding of concepts presented in the chapters.
  • Laboratory tests and values relating to physical therapist practice are presented in the inside front and back covers of the text for quick reference.
  • Screening tools and checklists are available in the book and on the Evolve website, and are downloadable and printable for use in the clinic.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! Revised content throughout the book provides the most current information for effective practice, and includes updated references as well as a discussion of pain mechanisms.
  • NEW Screening for Neurologic Conditions chapter focuses on conditions that require immediate referral when the neurologic condition is in the prodromal stage and have not yet been diagnosed by a medical professional.
  • NEW! Updated screening tools include Optimal Screening for Prediction of Referral and Outcome Yellow Flag (OSPRO-YF) and Optimal Screening for Prediction of Referral and Outcome Review of Systems (OSPRO-ROS).
  • NEW! Enhanced eBook version is included with every print purchase, allowing access to all of the text, images, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
  • NEW! Updated appendices include screening tools and checklists, available in the eBook.

Related Links and Downloads

Evolve Courses and Resources - Evolve site

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Author Information

Edited by John Heick and Rolando T. Lazaro

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