Ambulatory Care Procedures for the Nurse Practitioner / Edition 2

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Here is a collection of the procedures most commonly performed by adult and family nurse practitioners in the ambulatory care setting. Written in an easy-to-understand style, it offers step-by-step instructions with rationales, illustrations, and clinical tips. A handy reference tool for the student, novice, or experienced nurse practitioner in any clinical setting.

"...a comprhensive collection of procedures for treating 66 problems and for performing 25 diagnostic tests...presented in an easy-to-understand, step-by-step format with rationales, illustrations, and clinical tips."

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Reviewer: Margaret A Holder, PhD (University of North Florida Brooks College of Health)
Description: This book provides an easy to use resource and reference for the clinical application and understanding of common procedures done in a primary care practice. Procedures are grouped by major body system and include indications, contraindication, CPT codes, and client instructions.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide procedural resources for nurse practitioners in ambulatory care. It serves as a reference tool and is particularly useful to those new to practice needing to develop new skills not taught normally in nurse practitioner programs. The book fulfills its intended purpose and is a necessary addition to any nurse practitioner's library.
Audience: The book is intended for both new nurse practitioners preparing to enter practice and for experienced nurse practitioners seeking to enhance their clinical procedure skills. In addition, the book can serve as a guide for the development of procedure protocols for administrators or clinicians in ambulatory care practices. The book is appropriately targeted for these audiences and the author and contributors are credible authorities.
Features: Divided into logical sections by major body systems, the book is easy to follow. Each procedure has seven sections: overview, health promotion/prevention, specific options for the performance of the procedure, rationale, indications, contraindications and equipment required. Post procedure instructions for patients are provided. In addition, the book provides current CPT codes for each procedure to assist with accurate billing. Although it does contain procedures that are normally beyond the scope of NPs, these are helpful in order to advise patients and assist others in a practice. The references are current and appropriate.
Assessment: This practical guide is valuable for any nurse practitioner to have in his/her clinical library. I have not seen any other book published that has nurse practitioners' practice specifically addressed. A must have for student, new and experienced nurse practitioners.
A guide for new and practicing nurse practitioners to procedures used in an ambulatory setting, but not taught in school; also suitable as a textbook in case some school should care to begin teaching those procedures. The procedures include dermatological, musculoskeletal, genitourinary and breast, head and its features, cardiovascular, respiratory, and gastrointestinal. Readers are assumed to have a general nursing education with no particular specialization. The extensive glossary does not indicate pronunciation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803611238
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 393,485
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Dermatologic Procedures

2. Musculoskeletal Procedures

3. Genitourinary and Breast Procedures

4. Head: Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Mouth

5. Cardiovascular Procedures

6. Respiratory Procedures

7. Gastrointestinal Procedures

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  • Posted April 29, 2009

    Cool and informative

    I liked this book because it explained all the procedures a NP can do,and I have to admit, I had no idea of all the things I could potentially be doing with some additional training

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