Practice Guidelines for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, 2nd Edition

Practice Guidelines for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners

2nd Edition

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


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