Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care Across the Adult Lifespan II
This is the second course in a series of three sequential courses to review the diagnosis and management of illness across the adult lifespan. Using a systems approach, this course will emphasize the importance of current health promotion, disease prevention, and screening guidelines, and will extensively study the differential diagnosis and comprehensive healthcare management of integrated physical and mental health problems as they affect individuals across the adult lifespan. For each physical system studied, the role of the Advanced Practice Nurse, evaluation techniques (including recommended tests of choice and screening tools), diagnostic findings (for prevention, as well as diagnosis and management), and multi-modal management tools specific to adolescents, young adults, adults, and geriatric populations will be highlighted. Emphasis will be placed on the age-specific biopsychosocial variables influencing those health problems and behaviors, and barriers to health promotion and disease prevention, which are most likely to present, and most amenable to management in a primary care setting.