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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Kathleen M Woodruff, DNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This comprehensive resource covers physical examinations, diagnostic testing, information on health promotion guidelines for care, dietary information, national resources for patients, and patient education handouts. This book, originally published in 2000, has been revised and expanded to provide more information to the reader.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide differential information for both symptoms and diseases. It also serves as a quick reference providing guidelines, procedures, and patient education. This is an extremely valuable resource for both novice and experienced nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Audience: It is a wonderful book for students, novices, and experienced primary care practitioners. Both physician assistants and nurse practitioners will find it to be a frequently used reference in their professional library. The authors and contributors are all experienced practitioners.
Features: The book is well organized and extremely user-friendly, presenting the information in an outline format organized by body systems. The first section presents a wide variety of individual disorder guidelines. The second section presents procedures that are commonly performed in a primary care setting. The final section provides patient teaching materials for use in a practice setting.
Assessment: 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.