Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings, Tenth Edition: 10th edition [NOOK Book]

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"This textbook provides the busy clinician with a 'one stop' comprehensive guide to women's health that includes essential components of the history, diagnostic workup, treatment, and management guidelines for most common health issues and problems specific to providing gynecologic care to women. Clinicians will welcome the updated clinical content and additional resources ...

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Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings, Tenth Edition: 10th edition

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Overview

"This textbook provides the busy clinician with a 'one stop' comprehensive guide to women's health that includes essential components of the history, diagnostic workup, treatment, and management guidelines for most common health issues and problems specific to providing gynecologic care to women. Clinicians will welcome the updated clinical content and additional resources and educational recommendations."



From the Forward by R. Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP-BC, FAANP

Family Nurse Practitioner/Consultant, Specializing in Women's Health

National NP Radio Host for ReachMD "Partners in Practice"



This landmark 10th edition of a highly respected classic and best-selling reference provides current guidelines for primary care management of common gynecological conditions across the age span. The fully revised new edition provides well-organized, concise, and easier-to-access evidence-based practice guidelines for use in community and ambulatory settings. It has been written by nurse practitioners with over 90 years of combined experience in women's health, and integrates the knowledge of noted experts for each topic.



This 10th edition offers new information for all guidelines and presents essential new guidelines for sexually transmitted diseases, family planning, medical abortion, breast cancer screening and other breast conditions, osteoporosis, menopause, incontinence, sexual dysfunction, complementary and alternative therapies, smoking cessation, abuse and violence screening, abuse screening for disabled women, and Pap, PCOS, and preconception care. The guide also contains an entirely new chapter on annual well woman visits, an enhanced mental health chapter detailing discontinuation of SSRIs/SNRIs, recent guidelines from the World Health Organization regarding contraception, and more. This book will be of value to graduate nursing programs, all nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives.




Key Features:


  • Reflects "best practice" standards of care empirically proven to improve patient outcomes by at least 28%
  • Provides quick and easy access to crucial clinical information through use of an intuitive alpha organization, a consistent format, and new spiral binding
  • Contains new "Well Woman Annual Visit" chapter
  • Patient education handouts are included in book AND are available in printable PDF format online
  • Contains completely new bibliographies reflecting the latest literature and evidence-based practice, and relevant websites
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826129635
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/23/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 10
  • Sales rank: 780,425
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Joellen W. Hawkins, RN, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP has been a women's health nurse practitioner since 1969 and is Professor Emerita, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College where from 1983 to 2007 she was the coordinator of the women's health nurse practitioner program, teaching clinical and theory courses for that program, as well as the advanced practice role course. Currently, she is Writer in Residence at Simmons College, Department of Nursing, Boston. For 30 years, she practiced as a WHNP in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Her research includes abuse during pregnancy; screening for abuse, 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 Chief Nursing Consultant for Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary T-22. She is the author or editor of 36 books and more than 100 articles in professional journals.

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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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