The first compendium of acute care protocols created for the Nurse Practitioner. Over 130 concise, fast-reading protocols for Nurse Practitioners working in acute care within an emergency department, urgent care center, or office practice. Covers cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, toxicology, neurology, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary disorders, electrolyte and acid/base disturbances, HEENT, trauma, pediatrics, geriatrics, gynecology, infectious disease, dermatology, hematology, psychiatric and social, environmental, medications, and disease management, among others. The book provides differential diagnosis, pertinent central clinical facts, and practice guidance in a bulleted outline format, for the purpose of furthering improved patient care and safety. Best Practices and evidence-based medical care are included in the book. --- "As clinical situations permit, it is desirable to achieve uniformity and consistency in patient evaluation and treatment, to minimize adverse outcomes and medical liability, and to have parameters and decision points that drive the Nurse Practitioner interaction with the physician where it is appropriate." --- Nurse Practitioner Acute Care Protocols are for situations where there is a regulatory requirement or desire for protocols. The Nurse Practitioner Practice Guide has more practice autonomy with similar clinical content as the Protocols book for those preferring to not have protocols. --- The author Donald Correll, M.D. is the Emergency Department Medical Director of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital (Tennessee), which treats 90,000 acute care patients annually.