A practical, easy-to-use resource for nurse practitioners who must identify diagnoses quickly and accurately and then act accordingly. More than 200 common presenting signs and symptoms. Logos identify special findings for pediatric, mature adult, and women's health. Featuring a unique flowchart format that presents each health problem on a single spread, the typical entry covers patient presentation and chief complaint, history and physical examinations, and differential diagnosis possibilities that lead to a working diagnosis. The book also contains several appendices on crisis laboratory values, major arrhythmias, and more.