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Practice Guidelines for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners


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Practice Guidelines for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners by Thomas Wesson Barkley
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"Practice Guidelines for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, 2nd Edition" is the only comprehensive clinical reference tailored to the needs of advance practice nurses. With discussions of more than 230 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care, this reference includes everything you need on a day-to-day basis. Plus, quick reference is easy with a spiral binding and content organized by body system. Each condition lists a concise outline of defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subject and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies so you can find everything you need to know quickly. This book includes discussion of body systems, nutritional considerations, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, shock, trauma, gerontological concerns, professional issues, and trends in advanced practice.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS 1. Cerebrovascular Accidents: Brain Attack 2. Structural Abnormalities 3. Peripheral Neuropathies 4. Neurologic Trauma 5. Central Nervous System Disorders 6. Seizure Disorders 7. Dementia UNIT II: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS 8. Cardiovascular Assessment 9. Hypertension 10. Coronary Artery Disease 11. Angina/Myocardial Infarction 12. Adjunct Equipment/Devices 13. Peripheral Vascular Disease 14. Inflammatory Cardiac Diseases 15. Congestive Heart Failure 16. Valvular Disease 17. Cardiomyopathy 18. Ectopy and Dysrhythmia Emergencies UNIT III: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH PULMONARY DISORDERS 19. Diagnostic Concepts of Oxygenation and Ventilation 20. Measures of Oxygenation and Ventilation 21. The Chest X-ray 22. Differential Diagnosis of Pulmonary Disorders 23. Pulmonary Function Testing 24. Obstructive (Ventilatory) Lung Diseases 25. Restrictive (Inflammatory) Lung Diseases and Congestive Heat Failure/Pulmonary Edema 26. Pathophysiologically Derived Therapy for Respiratory Dysfunction 27. Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Vascular Disorders 28. Chest Wall and Secondary Pleural Disorders 29. Respiratory Failure 30. Pneumothorax 31. Lower Respiratory Tract Pathogens 32. Obstructive Sleep Apnea 33. Oxygen Supplementation 34. Mechanical Ventilatory Support UNIT IV: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS 35. Peptic Ulcer Disease 36. Liver Disease 37. Biliary Dysfunction 38. Inflammatory Gastrointestinal Disorders 39. Anatomic Intestinal Disorders 40. Gastrointestinal Bleeding UNIT V: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH GENITOURINARY DISORDERS 41. Urinary Tract Infections 42. Renal Insufficiency/Failure 43. Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy 44. Renal Artery Stenosis 45. Nephrolithiasis UNIT VI: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH ENDOCRINE DISORDERS 46. Diabetes Mellitus 47. Diabetic Emergencies 48. Thyroid Disease 49. Cushing's Syndrome 50. Primary Adrenocortical Insufficiency (Addison's Disease) and Adrenal Crisis 51. Pheochromocytoma 52. Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone 53. Diabetes Insipidus UNIT VII: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS 54. Arthritis 55. Subluxations and Dislocations 56. Soft Tissue Injury 57. Fractures 58. Compartment Syndrome 59. Back Pain Syndromes UNIT VIII: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH HEMATOLOGIC DISORDERS 60. Anemias 61. Sickle Cell Anemia 62. Coagulopathies UNIT IX: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH ONCOLOGIC DISEASE 63. Leukiemias 64. Lymphoma 65. Other Common Cancers UNIT X: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH IMMUNOLOGIC DISORDERS 66. HIV/AIDS and Opportunistic Infections 67. Autoimmune Diseases UNIT XI: MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH MISCELLANEOUS PROBLEMS 68. Integumentary Disorders 69. Ectopic Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections 70. Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders 71. Headache UNIT XII: COMMON PROBLEMS IN ACUTE CARE 72. Fever 73. Pain 74. Psychosocial Problems in Acute Care 75. Management of the Patient in Shock 76. Nutritional Considerations 77. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances 78. Poisoning and Drug Toxicities 79. Wound Management 80. Infections 81. Chest, Abdominal, and Eye Trauma 82. Organ Transplants 83. Burns 84. Hospital Admission Considerations 85. Managing the Surgical Patient UNIT XIII: HEALTH PROMOTION 86. Guidelines for Health Promotion and Screening 87. Major Causes of Mortality in the United States 88. Immunization Recommendations
Release date Australia
February 15th, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
2nd Revised edition
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