Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings [NOOK Book]

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Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award!

This extensively revised and updated edition is designed to be used as a guide for nursing management of the common gynecological conditions of women, for use in community-based or ambulatory settings. The 8th edition has a number of special features: New information on contraceptive methods, the latest CDC guidelines for management of sexually transmitted diseases, information on smoking cessation and assessing risk of heart disease in ...

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Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings

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Overview

Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award!

This extensively revised and updated edition is designed to be used as a guide for nursing management of the common gynecological conditions of women, for use in community-based or ambulatory settings. The 8th edition has a number of special features: New information on contraceptive methods, the latest CDC guidelines for management of sexually transmitted diseases, information on smoking cessation and assessing risk of heart disease in women, osteoporosis assessment and prevention, management of abnormal Pap smears, hormone therapy, breast conditions and breast cancer risk, and emergency contraception. Extensive appendixes include dozens of patients handouts, a health history form, informed consent forms for contraceptives, and a self assessment of HIV/AIDS risk.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826103598
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/18/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 9
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Joellen W. Hawkins, RNC, PhD, FAAN, has been a women's health nurse practitioner since 1969 and currently practices at the Sidney Borum Jr. Community Health Center in Boston. Since 1983, Dr. Hawkins has been the director of the women's health nurse practitioner program at the William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, teaching clinical and theory courses for that program, as well as the advanced practice role course. She is the nursing editor of Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. Her research includes abuse during pregnancy; coalition building to address violence in a community; and historical work on individual nurses, advanced practice nursing, and women's health nurse practitioners. She is the author or editor of 34 books and more than 100 articles in professional journals.

Diane Roberto-Nichols, BS, APRN-C, is an OB/GYN nurse practitioner. She has been employed at Ellington OB/GYN, a solo physician practice, for 16 years. Her focus has been women's health, starting as coordinator of the Women's Health Clinic at the University of Connecticut where she was instrumental in making contraception and confidential heath care available to female students. She also co-developed a protocol and implemented an assault crisis center for sexually and physically abused students at the University. She has continued to provide education and health care to women throughout the life span.

Lynn Stanley-Haney, MA, APRN-C, is an Adult Medicine nurse practitioner with special practice areas in Gynecology and Psychiatry. Since graduation and certification in 1980, she has been involved in a variety of practice settings where she has had an opportunity to pursue advocacy in women's health and access to care. As the Director of Nursing for the University of Connecticut Student Health Services she worked with their Women's Health Clinic in assuring quality of care and also provided direct care to students. Along with her long time colleague and co-author Diane Roberto-Nichols, she co-developed and implemented a 24-hr sexual assault crisis service for physically abused and sexually assaulted women students as well as co-authored the protocols that served as the prototype for this book. Since leaving the university, she has worked to implement and manage, as well as work clinically in state funded school-based health services. She has also maintained a clinical practice at Planned Parenthood of Connecticut as well as her current private practice setting. In addition, she maintains a private psychotherapy and medication management practice.

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Table of Contents


Preface     xv
Acknowledgments     xvii
Introduction     xix
Clinical Guidelines
Methods of Family Planning     3
Infertility     39
Vaginal Discharge, Vaginitis, Vaginosis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Hepatitis, and HIV/AIDS     43
Miscellaneous Gynecological Aberrations     109
Breast Conditions   Christine S. Edgerton, RNC, MS     153
Cervical Aberrations     161
Menstrual Disorders     173
Medical Abortion   Amy Kassirer, RNC, MS, MSW     193
Abuse and Violence     205
Sexual Dysfunction     209
Peri- and Postmenopause     215
Smoking Cessation     233
Loss of Integrity of Pelvic Floor Structures     243
Genitourinary Tract     249
Preconception Care     259
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)     265
Weight Management     269
Complementary/Alternative Therapies (CAM)     279
Emotional/Mental Health Issues     289
Appendixes
"For Your Information": Patient Education Handouts     301
Informed Consent Forms     379
Abuse Assessment Screen     397
DangerAssessment     399
Self-Assessment of AIDS (HIV) Risk     401
Women and Heart Disease: Risk Factor Assessment     403
Body Mass Index Table     405
Bibliographies     409
Index     429
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