Pfenninger and Fowler’s Procedures for Primary Care,3rd Edition is a comprehensive, "how-to" resource offering step-by-step strategies for nearly every medical procedure that can be performed in an office, hospital, or emergency care facility by primary care clinicians.Designed for everyday practice, the outline format allows speedy reference while the detailed text and clear illustrations guide you through each procedure. The new edition of this best-selling book features full-color illustrations and easy access to the complete contents and illustrations, patient forms, and more online at www.expertconsult.com.
Understand how to proceed, step by step, thanks to detailed text and illustrations.
Locate critical information at a glance with numerous boxes and tables.
Use the book for years with minimal wear and tear thanks to its sturdy cover.
Patient education handouts to educate, save time, and reduce liability
Coding guidelines included
This best selling text now includes full-color photos and new sections on Aesthetic and Hospitalist Procedures in addition to an update of all the previous procedures discussed in prior editions!
Access the complete contents and illustrations online, download patient education handouts and consent forms, view lists of device manufacturers, and more at www.expertconsult.com.
Offer your patients a variety of cosmetic procedures using lasers and pulsed-light devices (including individual chapters on procedures for hair removal, photorejuvenation,skin tightening and skin resurfacing, and tattoo removal), and botulinum toxin, as well as new coverage of cosmeceutical skin care, tissue fillers, and photodynamic therapy.
Master new procedures such as maggot treatment for chronic ulcers, endovenous vein closure, stress echo, insertion of the contraceptive capsule (Implanon) and tubal implant (Essure), musculoskeletal ultrasound, no-needle/no-scalpel vasectomy, procedures to treat acute headaches, and more.
Don't worry! All the more basic office procedures are still included...with improved and updated discussions!
Pfenninger and Fowler provide the latest and most comprehensive information on medical procedures that allow primary care physicians to more effectively treat their patients.
"This is a must-have resource for any physician, student, or resident. Not only does it comprehensively discuss procedures that arise in the primary care setting, it also describes a vast number of procedures that arise in subspecialty settings. It gives physicians the tools to both perform procedures and educate patients on subspecialty procedures."- Heather Huang, MD (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health) 5 star Doody Rating!
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Reviewer: Heather Huang, MD (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health) Description: This is an incredibly comprehensive collection of nearly every procedure that primary care physicians may encounter in clinical practice. It covers necessary equipment, includes step-by-step instructions, and provides relevant background information about a vast number of procedures. This edition and has been updated with new sections on aesthetic medicine and hospitalist procedures, and includes a fully searchable, online database. Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive resource on primary care procedures. The book meets its objectives, discussing a range of subspecialty procedures as well. Audience: Although written for primary care clinicians, the book also would be an invaluable resource for students, residents, and even subspecialists. It is written by authors who are at the forefront of their fields and John Pfenninger, who created the National Procedures Institute, has won many teaching awards. Features: The book is organized into large categories that include anesthesia, dermatology, aesthetic medicine, ENT, cardiovascular and respiratory system procedures, GI procedures, urinary tract procedures, and male and female reproductive system procedures. Other sections focus on obstetric, pediatric, hospitalist, and orthopedic procedures. Each procedure is discussed in appropriate detail, and includes sections on indications, background information, necessary equipment, and step-by-step instructions. Helpful features include full-color photos, sample consent forms, billing and coding discussions, and boxes and tables that highlight important information. Assessment: This is a must-have resource for any physician, student, or resident. Not only does it comprehensively discuss procedures that arise in the primary care setting, it also describes a vast number of procedures that arise in subspecialty settings. It gives physicians the tools to both perform procedures and educate patients on subspecialty procedures.
4 Stars! from Doody