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From The CriticsReviewer: Kathleen M. Woodruff, RN, MS, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This wonderful, user-friendly reference provides detailed up-to-date, evidence-based descriptions of commonly performed procedures using a clear and systematic format.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide practitioners with current, evidence-based information about common procedures in a concise and systematic framework. The book is intended as a clinical companion for healthcare providers.
Audience: The audience includes students and current practitioners, both advanced practice nurses and physician assistants. The contributors are clinical experts with multiple years of experience.
Features: The book is divided into 14 sections on specific topics that together cover the spectrum of commonly preformed procedures by practitioners in emergency, urgent care, and primary care settings. Chapters are organized into the format of: background pathophysiology, details of the disease processes, and clearly described procedures. Each topic includes essential information on preparation, the procedure, postprocedure care, and patient education. Chapters also include a section of the author's pearls. The pictures and diagrams are extremely useful.
Assessment: This is a necessary addition to the library of any healthcare provider performing common procedures in the emergency room, urgent care, or primary care setting. This resource has been extensively researched to provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based information. It will be a valuable asset for practitioners performing common procedures.