Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners

Author: Karen Fenstermacher
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This portable reference provides thorough and detailed assessment information for all common primary care conditions, including signs and symptoms, diagnostic methods, drug therapies, and treatment. Written by expert nurse practitioners, it features complete, practical, up-to-date information on diagnosing and treating primary care disorders in the family practice setting. Separate sections are devoted to specific populations such as pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. This reference is well known for its concise guidelines, comparative charts, and tables that list the symptoms, physical assessment findings, and possible diagnoses in a quick-reference format. Numerous tables, outlines, and comparative charts are included for easy reference. Alerts are provided for both physician referral and emergency conditions. Practice Pearls are featured throughout the chapters to demonstrate the material's applicability to practice. Blank pages at the end of each chapter allow readers to make their own notes in the text. Signs and symptoms, diagnostic methods, drug therapies, and treatment options are described for common diseases. Reorganized content reflects a head-to-toe approach to the body systems for easy reference. Content is divided into two units: History and Physical Examination and Common Conditions with all special populations chapters located at the beginning of the book. Material has been added on syncope, chronic pelvic pain, and vulvar disease. A comparison table of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) lists the available brands/doses. Expanded coverage is provided for emphysema, anemia, hyperlipidemia, migraines, diabetes, breast conditions, HRT and bleeding, menopause, osteoporosis, pain management, and diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome. National guidelines are referenced where appropriate, e.g. pneumonia, asthma, STDs, and lipids. New thumb tabs in the design allow users to access content more easily. Updated herbal therapy information is provided. Appendices include new and updated information on Body Mass Index, food sources, peak expiratory flow rates, peak flow monitoring, diabetic foot care, allergen control measures, HSV/HPV symptomatic relief measures, oral contraceptives, pain management guidelines, herbal therapy information, and suggested hospital admission orders. A new appendix includes timely information on biological disease agents. Now includes ICD-9 codes New insert features 32 color photos of dermatologic conditions for easy identification.

Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners

Author: Karen Fenstermacher
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323291899
Format: PDF
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Prepare for FNP practice with the latest evidence-based guidelines! Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners, 4th Edition provides essential information on current assessment and management protocols for primary care patients of all ages. Key details are easy to find, with the book’s concise, outline-style guidelines and abundant summary tables and charts. And you’ll be ready to manage care more effectively with the latest information on topics such as pain management, bariatric surgery follow-up, restless legs syndrome, and new medications for diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. Written by expert nurse practitioners Karen Fenstermacher and Barbara Toni Hudson, this guide equips you for the conditions most commonly seen in primary care settings. Essential, evidence-based guidelines provide the latest guidance for management of disorders commonly seen by FNPs in primary care settings, including information on which problems must be referred to a physician and which constitute an emergency. Quick-reference tables and charts include pediatric conditions charts, comparative charts for similar disorders, and health maintenance guidelines charts. Coverage of special populations assessment provides quick access to information on adult, pediatric, and geriatric assessment. Compact size and spiral binding make this guide easy to carry and easy to use in the clinical setting. Full-color insert provides an illustrated, quick reference to common skin disorders. Concise outline format makes it easy to locate essential information quickly. NEW! Treatment guidelines include the latest nationally recognized evidence-based treatment guidelines, including those for dementia, asthma, and diabetes. UPDATED content throughout includes bariatric surgery follow-up after release from surgical care, assessment of pelvic masses, restless legs syndrome, the advanced eye examination including advanced staining techniques, and new medications for diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. NEW Pain chapter provides guidelines on pain management and caring for patients with pain. NEW Laboratory and Diagnostic Pearls chapter offers useful laboratory and diagnostic tips that the authors have accumulated over years of clinical practice. NEW! Coverage of respiratory and ENT disorders is presented into two separate chapters, reflecting how these problems are actually handled in clinical practice. NEW user-friendly design includes an improved outline format, easier-to-read tables, and color highlighting for essential information.

Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners Revised Reprint

Author: Karen Fenstermacher
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323241352
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Convenient and portable, Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners, 3rd Edition — Revised Reprint offers quick access to essential guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in a variety of family practice settings. Well known for its concise guidelines and extensive charts and tables, this Revised Reprint includes extensive updates throughout and offers vital information on the latest diagnostic methods, treatment options, and drug therapies for primary care conditions commonly seen by Nurse Practitioners in patients of all ages. Quick-reference outline format and a wealth of tables and charts facilitate quick access to essential information. Special populations assessment chapters, including adult, pediatric, and geriatric, allow for quick access to vital information for these specific age groups. Provides essential instructions on which problems must be referred to a physician and which constitute an emergency. Coverage includes the latest national guidelines. Color insert provides visual reinforcement for a better understanding of skin disorders. Compact size and spiral binding make this guide extremely versatile and portable. NEW! The 2014 Revised Reprint of Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners, 3rd Edition includes extensive updates throughout: Updated treatment guidelines, including medications for numerous skin conditions, influenza, pharyngitis, GERD, vaginitis, PID, lipid disorders, hypertension, diabetes, depression, and anxiety. Coverage of several clinical issues --- such as osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and guidelines for screening Pap smears --- has been extensively revised based on current standards of evaluation and therapy. Changes affecting diagnosis are included for several conditions, including hepatitis A, B, and C; GERD; H. pylori infection; and syncope.

Family Practice Guidelines Fourth Edition

Author: Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN, FNP-BC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826177123
Format: PDF, Docs
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This bible of family practice for primary care students and clinicians provides current national practice guidelines for professional standards of care across the life span. Concise and clearly organized, the resource features detailed, step-by-step instructions for physical examinations and diagnostic testing in the outpatient setting, information on health promotion, care guidelines, dietary information, information on culturally responsive care, patient resources, and abundant patient education handouts. This fourth edition is updated to include new evidence-based guidelines for rheumatology, public health (featuring updated information on substance abuse, violence, obesity, homelessness, and lesbian health), the sports physical exam and interventions, endocrinology, new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for health maintenance, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) assessment and management, restless legs syndrome, sexual dysfunction treatment, and psychiatric disorders. Several new and updated Patient Teaching Guides--with printable education points--add to the book's outstanding utility as a thorough and reliable clinical resource. Each of the 268 diagnoses includes definition, incidence, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, common complaints, signs/symptoms, subjective data, physical exam and diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, and a care plan. New to the Fourth Edition: New and updated guidelines for: -Rheumatology: polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjogren's syndrome, psoriatic arthropathy, pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate), ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, Raynaud's syndrome -Public Health: substance abuse, violence, obesity, homelessness, lesbian health -Sports Exam: assessment and treatment -CDC recommendations: vaccine and cancer screening -Endocrinology: diabetes management and new Food and Drug Administration--approved medications -The latest ACC & AHA Guidelines for Hypertension (2017) -Neurology: PTSD and restless legs syndrome management -Sexual dysfunction -Bipolar and other behavioral health disorders New and updated Patient Teaching Guides Key Features: Presents information for 268 disorders in consistent format for ease of use Highlights key considerations with Practice Pointers Provides individual care points for pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric patients Includes 138 printable Patient Teaching Guides Offers 18 procedure guidelines and routine health maintenance guidelines

Adult Gerontology Practice Guidelines

Author: Jill C. Cash
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826127622
Format: PDF
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The first book to encompass adult-gerontology practice guidelines for primary care, this is a comprehensive resource designed for health care practitioners taking the new Adult-Gero NP certification course and exam. This user-friendly reference provides current national practice guidelines for delivering high quality primary health care to adults and older patients in the outpatient setting, along with specific care guidelines for adult, pregnant, and older adult patients. The book delivers information on the physical exam, diagnostic testing, health promotion including dietary concerns, procedure guidelines, and national resources, and includes extensive patient teaching guides with printable education points.

Practice Guidelines for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Author: Beth Richardson
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 9780323029773
Format: PDF, Docs
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This portable quick reference book is filled with valuable assessment and management information for both pediatric and family nurse practitioners. Information is presented in a clear, concise outline format beginning with growth and development and moving on to key issues such as nutrition, immunizations, and anticipatory guidance. Coverage also includes common childhood conditions affecting each body system. The smaller size and spiral binding make this resource extremely portable and user-friendly. ICD-9 codes are highlighted in boxes throughout, with separate boxes to distinguish codes used for general diagnosis and symptoms, differential diagnoses, and complications. A color insert, featuring 32 full-color photos, highlights dermatologic conditions. Disease coverage includes etiology, occurrence, clinical manifestations, physical findings, diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, complications, and education of each condition. Includes a chapter on mental health disorders Appendices provide quick access to key information related to medication, immunizations, growth, and more.

Family Practice Guidelines

Author: Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN, FNP-BC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826118134
Format: PDF
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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "This is a wonderful book for both novice and experienced physician assistants and nurse practitioners. This latest edition will see frequent use in your daily practice."Score: 100, 5 stars--Doody's Medical Reviews "This textbook provides comprehensive coverage of primary care disorders in an easy-to-read format and contains invaluable step-by-step instructions for evaluating and managing primary care patients. . . [It] belongs in every NP and PA's reference library. I highly recommend this wonderful textbook." Maria T. Leik, MSN, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, GNP-BC President, National ARNP Services, Inc. "Family Practice Guidelines is an excellent resource for the busy clinician. It offers succinct, comprehensive information in an easy format that is particularly useful for quick reference. This text is useful for general practice settings as well as specialty care." Anne Moore, APN; WHNP/ANP-BC; FAANP Vanderbilt University The second edition of Family Practice Guidelines is a comprehensive resource for clinicians, presenting current national standard of care guidelines for practice, in addition to select 2011 guidelines. This clinical reference features detailed physical examination and diagnostic testing, information on health promotion, guidelines of care, dietary information, national resources for patient use, and patient education handouts all in one resource. This revised edition features guidelines for 246 disorders, each containing clearly outlined considerations for pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric patients. It also presents 18 procedures commonly performed in the clinical setting, including bedside cystometry, hernia reduction, neurological examination, and more. Patient Teaching Guides are also provided, and are designed to be given directly to patients as take home teaching supplements. Additionally, the book contains four appendices with guidelines on normal lab values, procedures, sexual maturity stages, and teeth. New to this Edition: Select 2011 guidelines Over 17 new protocols including: ADD/ADHD, Menopause, Migraine, Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults, Obesity/Gastric Bypass, and more Completely updated Patient Teaching Guides, including a new entry on Anticoagulation Therapy for Patients with AFib, to tear out and send home with patients Addition of consultation and referral recommendations New chapter presenting Pain Management Guidelines for acute and chronic pain Completely updated national treatment guidelines

Family Practice Guidelines Third Edition

Author: Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN, FNP-BC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826168752
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Winner, Third Place, AJN Book of the Year Awards 2014, Advanced Practice Nursing ìBoth editors have done a wonderful job in building upon the previous versions of this book to create an exceptionally comprehensive resource... Healthcare continues to evolve at an extremely fast pace and it is with excellent resources like this that primary care providers can continue to provide quality care." Score: 100, 5 stars--Doodyís Medical Reviews Praise for the Second Edition: "This textbook provides comprehensive coverage of primary care disorders in an easy-to-read format and contains invaluable step-by-step instructions for evaluating and managing primary care patients. . . [It] belongs in every NP and PA's reference library. I highly recommend this wonderful textbook." -Maria T. Leik, MSN, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, GNP-BC President, National ARNP Services, Inc. "Family Practice Guidelines is an excellent resource for the busy clinician. It offers succinct, comprehensive information in an easy format that is particularly useful for quick reference. This text is useful for general practice settings as well as specialty care." -Anne Moore, APN; WHNP/ANP-BC; FAANP Vanderbilt University This is a comprehensive family practice resource for primary care clinicians, providing current national practice guidelines for a high-quality standard of care for patients across the life span in outpatient settings. It includes individual care guidelines for adult, child, pregnant, and geriatric patients; health promotion and dietary information; procedure guidelines; national resources; and comprehensive patient teaching guides. This third edition includes updated national treatment guidelines throughout, including the most recent cardiology guidelines (JNC 8), seven new protocols, revised procedure guidelines a new chapter on pain management guidelines for patients with opioid addiction, and patient teaching sheets in print and PDF formats. The guide includes 268 disorder guidelines organized by body system, presented in outline format for easy access. Each disorder includes definition, incidence, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, common complaints, signs/symptoms, subjective data, physical exam and diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, plan of care including medications, and follow-up care. Of special note are highlighted "Practice Pointers" containing critical information and "Individual Considerations" at the end of each disorder that provide specialty care points for pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric populations. This resource includes: 151 Patient Teaching Guides 19 Procedure guidelines Routine health maintenance guidelines Appendices covering special diets, normal lab values, and dental issues

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review

Author: JoAnn Zerwekh
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323428134
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ensure that you’re thoroughly prepared for the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certification exam with more than 1,500 questions! Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review, 3rd Edition reflects the latest evidence-based clinical practice and national treatment guidelines and protocols. This comprehensive resource features more than 1,500 high-quality multiple-choice questions with detailed rationales for correct answers. Questions related to patient safety are highlighted with a QSEN safety icon to highlight the graduate-level safety competency of the Quality & Safety Education for Nurses initiative. It also includes a companion Evolve website with virtually unlimited, randomly generated practice exams that match the length and question distribution of the actual AANP and ANCC FNP certification exams. More than 1,500 multiple-choice questions with by detailed rationales help students understand the reasoning behind each answer. Division of clinical chapters into Physical Examination and Diagnostic Tests, Disorders, and Pharmacology makes it easy for students to locate specific information within each system. Chapters on Research and Theory and Professional Issues provide information on professional competencies important to the FNP role. Multiple-choice questions that mirror FNP certification exam formats give you realistic exam practice. NEW! Updated questions throughout review the latest evidence-based clinical practice and national treatment guidelines and protocols to prepare students for the AANP and ANCC FNP certification exams and clinical practice. NEW! Questions emphasizing patient safety are highlighted to reinforce the graduate-level safety competency of the Quality & Safety Education for Nurses initiative.