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Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners. Edition No. 5

  • ID: 4720981
  • Book
  • 496 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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The latest evidence-based guidelines to prepare you for FNP practice! Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners, 5th Edition provides essential, information on the latest national and international guidelines and evidence-based protocols for primary care patients of all ages. Key details are easy to find with the book's concise, outline-style guidelines and abundant summary tables and charts. Content highlights now include the use of bold type for "not-to-be-missed" content, bold italic type for non-urgent/non-emergent interprofessional referrals, and bold italic type plus an eye-catching icon for urgent/emergent interprofessional referrals. In addition to coverage of the most common conditions seen in outpatient settings, this edition includes the latest information on topics such as jaundice, fever of unknown origin, and unexpected weight loss. Plus, the popular Practice Pearls boxes have been expanded throughout the book.

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Unit I: History and Physical Examination 1. Adult Assessment 2. Pediatric Assessment 3. Geriatric Assessment 4. Laboratory and Diagnostic Pearls

Unit II: Common Conditions 5. Skin Conditions 6. Respiratory Conditions 7. Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Conditions 8. Cardiovascular Disorders 9. Peripheral Vascular and Hematologic Disorders 10. Abdominal Disorders 11. Gynecologic Disorders 12. Common Urinary Tract Disorders 13. Neurological Disorders 14. Musculoskeletal Conditions 15. Pain 16. Endocrine Disorders 17. Pediatric Disorders 18. Psychiatric Disorders

Appendix A: Food Sources for Selected Nutrients

Appendix B: Peak Expiratory Flow Rate Chart


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Fenstermacher, Karen Family Nurse Practitioner, Mercy Primary Care, Carthage, Missouri.

Hudson, Barbara Toni Family Nurse Practitioner, Ash Grove Family Care Clinic, Ash Grove, Missouri.
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