The first compendium of acute care practice guides created for the Nurse Practitioner. Over 130 concise, fast-reading, bulleted practice guides for Nurse Practitioners working in acute care within an emergency department, urgent care center, family 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. This book has evidenced-based care and best practices, provides a framework for the Nurse Practitioner interaction with physicians, and is a Risk Management tool to decrease adverse outcomes. The Practice Guide and Protocols have similar clinical content --- The author Donald Correll, M.D. is the Emergency Department Medical Director of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital (Tennessee), which treats 85,000 patients annually.