Geriatric Emergent/Urgent & Ambulatory Care: The Pocket Np

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Item#: 9780826134158
Edition 01
Author Shea Et Al
Cover Spiral bound
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Fast-track medical settings call for "at-your-fingertips" information. Here is an easy-to-use, quick-reference guide for nurse practitioners and other health care providers in emergency, medical, screening, fast track, and/or primary care settings with family patients. In a concise, optimally organized format that includes current, evidence-based guidelines, the resource delivers a wealth of information for assessment and management of the most commonly encountered problems in these settings.Concise yet packed with crucial knowledge,The Pocket NPis arranged in a logical head-to-toe format that includes the history and physical examination and essential medical decision-making considerations. The material is organized in a true rapidaccess format, with salient information presented for maximum efficiency and speed of retrieval. A variety of templates for dictation/documentation are provided to assist the clinician with the development of a concise and logical patient record. These templates can be mixed and matched as needed and, using a specific template for focused patient problems (e.g., knee pain), will facilitate assessment fine tuning. Also included are frequently used illustrations for anatomical records as well as templates to assist in identification of normal and abnormal presentations. Additional helpful features include "Tips" and "Don't Miss" boxes with bullet points of critical information, a rapid "review of systems," billing information, and a dedicated page for NP "Survival Information" and notes.Key Features:Provides ultra-quick access to patient treatment informationOffers easy-to-use framework for quickly locating critical informationPresents templates for identifying normal and abnormal presentationsContains a rapid "review of systems"Delivers content in head-to-toe formatIncludes "Tips" and "Don't Miss" boxes with bullet points of critical information

Short Description
Fast-track medical settings call for “at-your-fingertips” information. Here is an easy to use, quick-reference guide for nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers in emergency, medical, screening, fast-track and/or primary care settings with adult/geriatric patients. In a pithy, optimally organized format that includes current, evidence-based guidelines, the resource delivers a wealth of information for assessment and management of the most commonly encountered problems in these settings. Concise yet packed with crucial knowledge, TheGuideis arranged in a logical head-to-toe format that includes the history and physical examination and essential medical decision-making considerations.

Table of Contents
CONTENTSPrefaceNP Survival InformationAb
eviationsDictation/Documentation GuidelinesMedical TemplateTrauma TemplateReview of SystemsFall AssessmentGeriatric Depression ScaleMedications to Be AvoidedBilling ConsiderationsSkinSkin Rashes/LesionsHeadHeadacheDizzy/WeakAltered Mental StatusActivities of Daily LivingMental Status ExamHead InjuryEyeEye PainEarEaracheNoseNasal PainFacial PainFacial InjuryMouth/ThroatMouth/ThroatDental/Intraoral PainNeckCervical InjuryChestCough/SOBChest PainPulmonary EmbolusAbdomenAbdominal Pain/InjuryGynecologic/GenitourinaryGenitourinary ProblemsUse of Urinary CatheterIncontinence: Bowel or BladderBackLow Back PainUpper ExtremitiesUpper Extremity (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist Pain/Injury)Hand Pain/InjuryLower ExtremitiesHip/Pelvic InjuryKnee PainDeep Vein ThrombosisFoot/Ankle PainWoundsLacerations/WoundsAbscess/CellulitisMiscellaneousDecubitusSepsisHypertensive Urgency/EmergencyDiabetes: Hyperglycemic EmergenciesHypothyroidismHyperthyroidism (Thyrotoxicosis)Hyponatremia/HypernatremiaMaltreatmentEnd-of-Life CareDisposition/Transition of Care