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Practice Guidelines for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition

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New to This Edition

    • New chapters on admission, pre-op and post-op orders prepare you for every step of the patient treatment process.
    • Addition of ICD-9 codes within the chapters makes classifying diseases with ICD codes easy.
    • New content on Parkinson's disease, gout, testicular cancer, multiple sclerosis, bite management (including spider, snake, animal, and human) better prepare you for these situations.
    • Updated and expanded content reflects changes in current guidelines and evidence-based practice, an important part of working in the field.
    • Updated and expanded content on coronary artery disease and inclusion of the new JNC 7 national hypertension guidelines features more information on these common diseases.
    • Expanded and updated coverage of postmenopausal women and hormone replacement therapy.

Key Features

    • Nursing guidelines for more than 230 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care serve as an invaluable resource in the field.
    • Conditions are organized by body system for quick reference when treating patients.
    • Each condition lists defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subjective and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies to provide help every step of the way.
    • Coverage also includes discussion of body systems, nutritional considerations, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, shock, and trauma for a complete look at patient care and diagnosis.
    • An entire chapter dedicated to congestive heart failure gives you a deeper look at the disease.
    • Specific content, as well as online references, for diseases such as SARS and West Nile Virus give you the most current information available on these evolving diseases.

Author Information

    By Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., DSN, APRN, CS, BC, ACNP, Associate Professor and Coordinator, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, California State University, Los Angeles School of Nursing, Los Angeles, CA; President, Barkley & Associates, Los Angeles, CA and Charlene M. Myers, MSN, RN, CS, APRN, BC, ACNP, CCRN, Clinical Assistant Professor Program Coordinator, Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, University of South Alabama, College of Nursing, Mobile, AL

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Practice Guidelines for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition
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  • Imprint: Saunders
  • Copyright: 2008