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Primary Care, Second Edition: An Interprofessional Perspective / Edition 2

Primary Care, Second Edition: An Interprofessional Perspective / Edition 2

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A complete, state-of-the-art bible of interprofessional primary care in one easy-to-use resource for Interprofessional Primary Care

• A truly interprofessional primary care textbook, created by DNPs/APRNs, MDs, PharmDs, PAs, CNSs, and CNMs
• Evidence-based practice guidelines for Primary Care
• Includes community care, team work, and wellness coachings
• Strong guidance on differential diagnosis, disease prevention, risk reduction and lifestyle management
• Across the lifespan focus PLUS gender, occupational and palliative care considerations
• Case Studies in PPT format available to faculty adopting the text

This second edition of Primary Care delivers succinct, current, and integrated information on the assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment, and management of individuals with commonly seen conditions in primary care settings. Written and edited by APNs, MDs, PAs, PharmDs and other health professionals, it emphasizes guidance on differential diagnosis, interprofessional primary care, lifestyle management, health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention. The text features 'relationship-centered care, extensive coverage of age, gender, and occupational considerations; complementary approaches; nutritional assessment; violence exposure and vulnerability assessment; family, community, and cultural assessment; palliative care; and evidence-based practice guidelines.

This important text presents current diagnostic criteria for each condition and includes relevant anatomy, pathology, and physiology, epidemiology of the condition, including cultural and economic factors, risk identification, and disease prevention strategies. Also included are related laboratory studies, the focused physical exam, wellness coaching, treatment options, potential pitfalls, and much more. Additionally, the book includes clinical "pearls", clinical warnings, referrals and warning points, and references. The text is of value to all interprofessional primary care providers, with a special focus on the needs of advanced practice nurses and MSN/DNP students, and as a course textbook for teaching primary health care topics

New to the Second Edition:

• Increased focus on interprofessional primary care, including community care, team work, and wellness coaching
• Strong guidance on differential diagnosis, disease prevention, risk reduction and lifestyle management
• Broad team of interprofessional authors and editors
• Special focus on elder/geriatric primary care and palliative care
• Evidence-based practice guidelines
• Stronger focus on age, gender, and occupational considerationsFocus on age, gender, and occupational considerations
• Case Studies in PPT format available to faculty adopting the text

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826171474
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/07/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 1168
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Joanne K. Singleton, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FNAP, FNYAM, has practiced an interprofessional model throughout her career as both a nurse and family nurse practitioner, as well as in her role as educator. Presently, she is professor and chair of the Department of Graduate Studies in the College of Health Professions, and program director and researcher (FNP-DNP), Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University. Dr. Singleton has maintained a practice as a voluntary provider and associate professor at SUNY Downstate School of Medicine, Department of Family Practice for almost 20 years. She has been editor and contributor to several interprofessional primary care texts, and has publications and presentations in several areas including primary health care, cultural competency, and evidence-based practice. She is a certified coach, holds degrees in psychology and management, as well as in nursing, and is committed to working with students, faculty, and colleagues to be effective in intra- and interprofessional team work. Dr. Singleton is a fellow in the National Academies of Practice and the New York Academy of Medicine.

Robert V. DiGregorio, PharmD, BCACP, is professor of pharmacy, Long Island University (Brooklyn), and senior director, Pharmacotherapy Services, and chief, Pharmacotherapy Section, Department of Internal Medicine, Brooklyn Hospital Center, in addition to being Director of Research, Pharmacotherapy Research and Consulting Services, Ltd., Hillside Manor, NY. He earned his PharmD from the Medical College of Virginia (Richmond). Among other teaching experience, Dr. DiGregorio has taught physical assessment, pharmacotherapeutics, and clinical pathophysiology to NP students while serving as an adjunct professor of nursing at Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University. He has delivered more than 180 invited presentations on a wide-variety of clinical topics, published 23 journal publications, prepared 36 poster presentations, and conducted research on a variety of topics, including asthma, antibiotic use, obesity, and hypertension control. He has received a $4 million grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a Community-Based Care Transition Program (CBCT).

Carol Green-Hernandez, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, FNS, has worked as a nurse practitioner since 1973. She is an experienced author, educator, primary care program founder, public speaker, and workshop presenter. Currently, Dr. Green-Hernandez works in full-time primary care practice in a Veterans Administration Rural Clinic, which serves both veterans and National Guard personnel.

Stephen Paul Holzemer, PhD, RN, has worked and taught in the field of community health nursing for over 30 years. He currently is serving as associate dean and associate professor at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. He has served as professor, dean, and/or curriculum consultant at a number of schools of nursing in the region, including CUNY Hunter-Bellevue, Long Island Hospital College of Nursing, SUNY Brooklyn, and New York University. His growing research and educational interests are in behavioral care, the specialty of addiction and recovery, and providing support for aging professionals in the workforce. He currently is an editorial board member for the National League for Nursing journal, Nursing Educational Perspectives. Dr. Holzemer most recently completed editing the second edition of Community Health Nursing: An Alliance for Health, published by Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Eve S. Faber, MD, has served as an assistant professor since November 1999 at SUNY Downstate Brooklyn, New York. In this role, Dr. Faber primarily supports the Residency Program and University Hospital by serving as supervising attending physician for a team of residents whenever they are called upon to see managed care Medicaid patients. Dr. Faber also teaches residents and students, serves as an advisor to assigned residents, and rotates as Service Attending for the Family Practice Inpatient Service in University Hospital. Dr. Faber has diverse interests, ranging from women's health to palliative care. She regularly lectures on end-of-life issues, pulmonary disease, and breastfeeding to residents and students and has previously served as the liaison to the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. As the current Geriatrics liaison, she is responsible for coordinating the month-long rotation for postgraduates and the ongoing relationship they have with nursing home-bound patients.

Lucille R. Ferrara, EdD, RN, MBA, FNP-BC, FNAP, has 36 years of nursing practice to her credit. She currently practices at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx where she cares for patients across the life span with a specialty in chronic disease management focusing on diabetes. Dr. Ferrara began her academic career in 1997 at the Lienhard School of Nursing as an adjunct professor and in 2008 was granted a joint appointment in the graduate department to teach in both the FNP and DNP programs. Since the fall of 2010, she has served as program director for the FNP program. Dr. Ferrara continues to teach and maintain her clinical practice. Dr. Ferrara is a fellow in the National Academies of Practice.

Jason T. Slyer, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CHFN, FNAP, has 12 years of experience caring for patients with cardiovascular conditions as both a registered nurse and an advanced practice nurse. He is certified as a heart failure nurse and currently works as nurse practitioner providing chronic disease management for patients with advanced heart failure. Jason recently completed the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Pace University. He continues to apply the knowledge and expertise he learned though this degree program to his clinical practice to improve outcomes for his patients. Jason has published a number of systematic reviews and has presented nationally on topics related to evidence-based practice. Jason has also recently joined the faculty of the College of Health Professions at Pace University as a clinical assistant professor. In this role, he teaches and mentors DNP students in evidence-based practice, cultural competency, and primary health care.

Table of Contents




Contributors to the First Edition


1. The Structure of Primary Care

Joanne K. Singleton, Robert V. DiGregorio, Carol Green-Hernandez, Stephen Paul Holzemer, Eve S. Faber, Lucille R. Ferrara, Jason T. Slyer

2. Family and Culture Within the Context of Primary Care

Carol Green-Hernandez, Stephen Paul Holzemer

3. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Robert V. DiGregorio, Lucille R. Ferrara

4. Primary Care in the Community: Assessment and Use of Resources

Stephen Paul Holzemer, Joanne K. Singleton, Carol Green-Hernandez

5. Palliative Care

Eve S. Faber, Jessica Stetz

6. Appraising Clinical Practice Guidelines

Jason T. Slyer


7. Arrhythmia

Judy Cheng

8. Coronary Artery Disease

Joseph J. DeRose, Sr., Joseph J. DeRose, Jr.

9. Dyslipidemias

Roda Plakogiannis

10. Heart Failure

Judy Cheng, Jason T. Slyer

11. Hypertension

Judy Cheng

12. Peripheral Vascular Diseases

Jason T. Slyer, Nancy E. Iankowitz

13. Valvular Heart Disease

Kenneth Ong


14. Common Dermatologic Conditions

Virginia Arvold


15. Diabetes Mellitus

Carol Green-Hernandez, Rochelle F. Rubin

16. Common Endocrine Disorders: Diseases of the Adrenal, Thyroid, and Parathyroid Glands

Margaret Donat


17. Bowel Obstruction

Ashley Steinberg, Evangelia Davanos

18. Cirrhosis of the Liver

Arun B. Jesudian

19. Gallbladder

Catherine M. Concert

20. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Michelle Santomassino

21. Gastroenterologic Cancers

Catherine M. Concert

22. Hepatitis

Julie Fishman

23. Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Catherine M. Concert

24. Pancreatitis: Acute and Chronic

Evangelia Davanos, Ashley Steinberg

25. Peptic Ulcer Disease

Michelle Santomassino


26. Acute Kidney Injury

Karina Muzykovsky, Kimberly M. Sarosky

27. Chronic Kidney Disease

Shaffeeulah Bacchus, Shukyu Tai Bacchus

28. Nephrotic and Nephritic Renal Disease

Hillary Wall

29. Renal Tumors

Luiz M. Kolankiewicz

30. Urinary Incontinence

Renee McLeod-Sordjan

31. Urinary Tract Infections

Levita K. Hidayat, Veena Venugopalan


32. Anemia

Sarah M. Colson

33. Coagulopathies

Evangelina Berrios-Colon, Julie Anne Billedo

34. Lymphoma

Dana H. Manning

35. Myeloproliferative and Myelodysplastic Disorders in Primary Care

Sarah M. Colson


36. Connective Tissue Disorders

Stuart A. Green


Agnes Cha

38. Lyme Disease

David I. Jackson


39. Anterior Knee Pain

Sanjiv Bansal, Kathleen T. Roche, William Urban

40. Articulation Injuries of the Ankle and Hip

Robert Keith, Karen Anderson Keith

41. Cumulative Trauma Disorder

Stephen A. Ferrara

42. Fibromyalgia and Diffuse Illnesses

Karen Anderson Keith, Robert Keith

43. Low Back Pain

Stephen A. Ferrara

44. Osteoarthritis

Maureen F. Cooney

45. Osteoporosis

Maureen F. Cooney

46. Plantar Fasciitis

Rose M. Moran-Kelly, Deirdre R. Heym

47. Identification and Management of Temporomandibular Disorders

Golaleh Barzani, Harry Dym


48. Dementia and Delirium

Scott J. Saccomano

49. Demyelinating Disease/Multiple Sclerosis

Scott J. Saccomano

50. Dizziness, Vertigo, and Ataxia

Henry Cohen, Darko Todorov, Michelle Friedman, Grace I. Shyh

51. Headache

Tracey Kramar, Christine Lazaros Amendola

52. Parkinson's Disease

Lana Hareez, Antony Q. Pham

53. Peripheral Neuropathy

Henry Cohen, Benjamin C. Wee

54. Seizure Disorders

Henry Cohen, Samantha M. Smalley

55. Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attacks, and Carotid Stenosis

Scott J. Saccomano


56. Anxiety Disorders, With an Emphasis on Panic Disorder

Grace M. Nespoli, Stephen Paul Holzemer

57. Depression Disorders and Bipolar Disorder

Kristy Loewenstein, William Jacobowitz

58. Eating Disorders

Michael Biglow

59. Sleeping Disorders

Brian G. Mitchell

60. Somatic Symptom Disorder

Michael Biglow

61. Substance Abuse

Stephen Paul Holzemer, Joanne K. Singleton

62. Community and Intimate Partner Violence

William Jacobowitz


63. Breast Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Una T. Hopkins

64. Gynecologic Cancers

Renee McLeod-Sordjan

65. Menopause

Andréa Sonenberg

66. Sexually Transmitted Infections

Winifred C. Connerton

67. Prostatic Hyperplasia and Male Genital Cancers

Renee McLeod-Sordjan

68. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding and Menstrual Disorders

Winifred C. Connerton


69. Asthma

Jose B. Contreras, Afnan Tariq, Ricardo Gomez, Manhal J. Izzy, Jean G. Ford

70. Carcinoma of the Lung

Sonal Bordia, Nay Min Tun

71. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Viswanath P. Vasudevan

72. Infections

Veena Venugopalan, Levita K. Hidayat

73. Occupational Lung Disease

Michele McDermott

74. Venous Thromboembolism

Evangelina Berrios-Colon, Rebecca Arcebido

75. Sarcoidosis

Michelle McDermott


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