Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners, 3rd Edition

Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners

3rd Edition

By Karen Fenstermacher, MN, RN, CS, Family Nurse Practitioner, Freeman Professional Center, Carthage, MO; and Barbara Toni Hudson, MSN, RN, CS, Family Nurse Practitioner, Ash Grove Family Care Clinic, Citizens Memorial Hospital, Ash Grove, MO


Unit I. History and Physical Examination
1. Adult Assessment
2. Pediatric Assessment
3. Geriatric Assessment

Unit II. Common Conditions
4. Skin Conditions
5. Respiratory and Related ENT Conditions
6. Cardiovascular Disorders
7. Vascular and Blood Disorders
8. Abdominal Disorders
9. Gynecologic Disorders
10. Common Urinary Tract Disorders
11. Neurological Disorders
12. Musculoskeletal Conditions
13. Endocrine Disorders
14. Psychiatric Disorders
15. Pediatric Disorders

Appendices
A. Body Mass Index
B. Food Sources for Selected Nutrients
C. Peak Expiratory Flow Rate
D. Patient Instruction Sheets
E. Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
F. Dietary Supplements
G. Pain Management Guidelines
H. Herbal Therapy
I. Suggested Hospital Admission Orders
J. Biological Disease Agents