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Nurse Practitioner Manual of Clinical Skills, 2nd Edition


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This is a comprehensive skills manual designed for students and qualified Nurse Prationers in health care who are learning to talk to patients, examine them, and to understand and assess their problems. It deals with the health history, common and important symptoms, and the assessment of mental status. In sections devoted to body regions and body systems, the book describes the sequence and techniques of physical examination, and helps the reader to identify selected abnormalities. It emphasizes common or important problems (rather than the infrequent or esoteric) found in both adult and childhood conditions. The sections are designed to help readers apply their knowledge to interpreting symptoms, examining the human body, and understanding physical signs. It is an invaluable resource written specifically for Nurse Practitioners by Nurse Practitioners.

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New to This Edition

      • More material relating to health education and management of minor illness
      • More reference to lab findings and implications of results
      • Guidelines on recording specific finding in clinical notes
      • New chapters on men's health and women's health Health promotion and prevention of disease incorporated into all chapters

    Key Features

      • each chapter follows a template to enable quick access to and assimilation of information
      • comprehensive coverage of all body systems will reassure NPs that the book contains everything they need to know about
      • written and edited by Nurse Practitioners to ensure it meets the need of practising NPs
      • it emphasizes common or important problems (rather than the infrequent or esoteric) found in both adult and childhood conditions so the content is immediately applicable to clinical practice

    Published Reviews

      “The manual is user-friendly, with top tips emphasising communication and listening to the patient. It touches on so many of today’s key issues such as falls, abuse of older people, child protection, the national service frameworks and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. There is a particularly good section on mental health.”

      5/5 – Excellent

      Senior Clinical Governance facilitator, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

      Nursing Standard :: August 22 :: vol 21 no 50

    Author Information

      By Sue Cross, BSc(Hons), PGCE, RN, NPDip, International Liaison for RCN, NPA; Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; Vice Chair of the International Council of Nurses, Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network.; and Vanny Rimmer, BSc(Hons), Health Studies NPDip, QN, RGN

    Customer Reviews

    Nurse Practitioner Manual of Clinical Skills, 2nd Edition
    • Paperback
    • Reference
    • 416 Pages
    • Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
    • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2821-2
    • Copyright: 2007