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"The best guidelines book available. It is great for NPs of any specialty, as well as CNMs, PAs, and other health professionals caring for women. This book is concise and well organized making it extremely easy to find information quickly. It gives direct and clear information about gynecological care for women throughout the age span. I have used numerous editions of this book for years and it is my number one recommendation for NP students and experienced NPs looking for the best guidelines book on the market. To care for women a practitioner must understand the diversity and complexity of their lives and how these impact their wellness; this book does a remarkable job reflecting this."
--Holly B. Fontenot, RNC, MS, WHNP, SANE,
Clinical Instructor, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College
Now in its ninth edition, the newest revision and update of this standard work is designed to be used as a guide for nursing management of the common gynecological conditions of women, for use particularly in community-based or ambulatory settings. Written by two full-time nurse practitioners involved in women's health, and a teacher of women's health nursing, the book continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of the women's health community. Unique to the ninth edition is a new, easy-to-use outline format, the latest STD guidelines from CDC, an update of Bethesda 2001 Terminology for Papanicolaou Smears, expanded and updated coverage of hormones and contraceptives, expanded coverage of weight management and obesity and smoking cessation, and extensive patient education hand-outs contained in an 86 page appendix that includes numerous sample clinical forms and screening tools while eliminating out-of-date material and incorporating other material into the topical chapters.
- Relying on evidence-based practice guidelines, the ninth edition includes:
- Contraception, infertility, and preconception care
- Breast conditions
- Assessment for abuse and violence
- Menstrual disorders and perimenopausal and postmenopausal problems
- Smoking cessation and weight maintenance
- Complementary and alternative therapies, and more
This classic book remains an essential addition to the bookshelf of every women's health practitioner.
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About the Author
Joellen W. Hawkins, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC-E, FAAN, FAANP, practiced as an OB/GYN women’s health care nurse practitioner for 36 years. She was a professor in the School of Nursing, University of Connecticut at Storrs for 5 years, and at Boston College Connell School of Nursing from 1975 to 1978 and 1983 to 2008. Practice sites included 5 years at the University of Connecticut Student Health Services (Storrs); 16 years at Crittenton Hastings House Reproductive Health Services, Brighton, Massachusetts (1984 to 2000); 6 years at the Women’s Clinic, Pine Street Inn, Boston (2000–2006); and 9 years at Sydney Borum Community Health Center, Boston (2000–2009). From 2008 to the present, she has been writer-in-residence, Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Boston, and from 2013 to the present, she has been an editor of faculty manuscripts prior to their submission to a journal and editor of book chapters written by faculty members of the College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Diane M. Roberto-Nichols, BS, APRN-C, is a nurse practitioner in both women’s health and adult medicine. She has practiced as an OB/GYN nurse practitioner for more than 30 years. She recently retired from Ellington OB/GYN Associates in Ellington, Connecticut, and from the University of Connecticut Student Health Services (Storrs). The focus of her practice has been on women’s health, starting as coordinator of the Women’s Health Clinic at the University of Connecticut at Storrs, where she was instrumental in making contraception and confidential health care available to female students. She also co-developed a protocol and implemented an assault crisis center for sexually and physically abused students at the university, as well as co-authored the protocols that served as the prototype for this book. She continues to be active in women’s health issues and to provide education to women throughout their life span.
J. Lynn Stanley-Haney, MA, APRN-C, is an adult medicine nurse practitioner with special practice areas that include gynecology and psychiatry. Until recently, she worked in both a private OB/GYN practice and a private psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic medication management practice. Of late, she has limited her work to her own private practice in psychiatry but remains keenly interested in, and an advocate for, quality care in the areas of women’s health and access to health care, which has been her longtime area of passion and concentrated effort. As the director of nursing for the University of Connecticut Student Health Services, she worked closely with the university’s Women’s Health Clinic in ensuring quality of care, in addition to providing direct clinical care to women. Along with her longtime colleague and co-author, Diane M. Roberto-Nichols, she co-developed and implemented a 24-hour sexual assault crisis service for physically abused and sexually assaulted women students. Together, they also co-authored the protocols that served as the prototype for this book. Since leaving the university, she has worked to implement and manage, as well as maintain, a practice in state-funded, school-based health clinics. Currently, in addition to her clinical practice, she supports and works with several organizations that advocate for women and girls.
Table of Contents"
- Methods of Family Planning
- Vaginal Discharge, Vaginitis, Vaginosis, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Hepatitis, and HIV/AIDS
- Miscellaneous Gynecological Aberrations
- Breast Conditions (Updated by Christine S. Edgerton, RNC, MS, Nurse Practitioner, Department of General Surgery, Breast Center, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Massachusetts.)
- Cervical Aberrations
- Menstrual Disorders
- Medical Abortion (by Amy Kassirer, RNC, MS, MSW, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner at the Ob/Gyn Office of Dr. Marie Lemoier and at Four Women)
Post abortion care, medical and surgical
- Abuse and Violence
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Peri- and Postmenopause
- Smoking Cessation
- Loss of Integrity of Pelvic Floor Structures
- Genitourinary Tract
- Preconception Care
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
- Weight Management
- Complementary/Alternative Therapies (CAM)
- Emotional/Mental Health Issues
PART I: Clinical Guidelines
PART II: APPENDIXES
Appendix A: ""For Your Information"": Patient Education Handouts
Appendix B: Informed Consent Forms
Appendix C: Abuse Assessment Screen
Appendix D: Danger Assessment
Appendix E: Self-Assessment of AIDS (HIV) Risk
Appendix F: Women and Heart Disease: Risk Factor Assessment
Appendix G: Body Mass Index Table
What People are Saying About This
"Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings is an excellent resource for the practicing nurse practitioner who cares for women with gynecologic concerns in any primary care setting. The authors identify the more common gynecologic needs and issues that the practitioner encounters, and provide realistic and practical information for assessment, diagnosis, and effective management. The book, as a quick reference handbook, offers useful current guidelines for best practices care, helpful patient handouts, and useful informed consent forms. This book is a must for any nurse practitioner who seeks to provide excellence in gynecologic primary care in a constantly changing world of health care."
--Ellis Quinn Youngkin, PhD, RNC, WHCNP, co-author of Women's Health: A Primary Care Clinical Guide
"Best guidelines book available. It is great for NPs of any specialty, as well as CNMs, PAs, and other health professionals caring for women. This book is concise and well organized making it extremely easy to find information quickly. It gives direct and clear information about gynecological care for women throughout the age span. I have used numerous editions of this book for years and it is my number one recommendation for NP students and experienced NPs looking for the best guidelines book on the market.
To care for women a practitioner must understand the diversity and complexity of their lives and how these impact their wellness; this book does a remarkable job reflecting this."
-- Holly B. Fontenot, RNC, MS, WHNP, SANE, Clinical Instructor, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College
"The ninth edition of Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings is a comprehensive text for advanced practice clinicians and students. Organized in outline format, each chapter presents the etiology, subjective, objective data, management and patient education. The outline format lends nicely to a quick scan for the busy clinician with clear explanations to guide practice. Highly recommended for clinicians working in gynecological settings."
--Linda C. Andrist, PhD, RNC, WHNP, Associate Professor, Chair, Advanced Practice Level, Coordinator, Adult/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty Graduate Program in Nursing MGH Institute of Health Professions
"Once again Joellen W. Hawkins, Diane M. Roberto-Nichols, and J. Lynn Stanley-Haney's Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings, now in its ninth edition, is a must have for NPs practicing in such a setting. The book provides easy to find, up-to-date, evidence-based, and clinically sound guidelines for the busy NP providing gynecologic care for women. They succinctly detail important history and physical exam techniques, procedures, and how to manage results. Patient education materials are included, as are a Body Mass Index table, informed consent templates, a risk factor assessment for women and heart disease and a myriad of other useful appendices. NPs providing gynecologic care simply should not be without this resource!"
--Ivy M. Alexander, PhD, CANP, APRN, Associate Professor and Director, Yale University School of Nursing