The Advanced Practice Nurse Cardiovascular Clinician

  • Filename: the-advanced-practice-nurse-cardiovascular-clinician.
  • ISBN: 9780826138583
  • Release Date: 2015-10-20
  • Number of pages: 891
  • Author: Kelley M. Anderson, PhD, FNP
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



Focusing on the interdisciplinary team, this cardiovascular resource provides evidence-based knowledge and guidance for advanced practice nurses in a variety of care settings. Its clinically relevant and directly applicable information is presented in an accessible and well-organized format. The book encompasses clinical findings, diagnostic testing, state-of-the-art procedures, and therapeutic interventions commonly utilized in inpatient and outpatient clinical cardiology. It is specifically designed to meet the informational needs of advanced practice registered nurse providers and students including family nurse practitioners, adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, and clinical nurse specialists. The resource covers the range of cardiovascular conditions, both chronic and acute. It discusses the interdisciplinary cardiovascular care team; explains the cardiovascular history and clinical examination in nearly step-by-step detail; analyzes clinical findings; details common stable and urgent conditions; describes the preoperative cardiovascular evaluation; advises on the selection and appropriateness of laboratory evaluations and cardiovascular diagnostic studies; provides an overview of state-of-the-art procedures, including electrophysiology; and assesses therapeutic interventions, including lifestyle, pharmacotherapeutics, and invasive techniques. It supports the development of clinical judgment skills and therapeutic decision-making by considering the challenges presented through advances in technology and the increasing complexity of diagnostic procedures. An appendix features tables of relevant and essential cardiovascular guidelines for quick reference. Key Features: Details current and cutting-edge practices and contemporary issues in cardiovascular care Applies evidenced-based research findings to clinical practice Compares diagnostic testing options and therapeutic interventions Clarifies complex topics through use of tables, algorithms, images, and lists Identifies pertinent studies and resources for cardiovascular care Describes common cardiac procedures and screening methods Supports the development of clinical judgment skills and therapeutic decision-making

Health Policy and Advanced Practice Nursing

  • Filename: health-policy-and-advanced-practice-nursing.
  • ISBN: 9780826169433
  • Release Date: 2013-12-11
  • Number of pages: 470
  • Author: Kelly A. Goudreau, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



"There are many policy books, but none are written by APRNs or focus just on APRN practice. This topic is critical in today's healthcare reform movement. APRNs are at the core, or can be, if they use their practice knowledge and education to shape policy...[The] editors eloquently make the case that policy formation is a critical nursing skill."--Doody's Medical Reviews ìGaining a better understanding of the political landscape and its impact on nursing and the APRN practice environment, by learning through textbooks such as this, and then through active involvement at any level in the political process itself, can only strengthen nursing and its influence on health policy .î -Loretta C. Ford, RN, EdD, PNP, FAAN, FAANP From the Foreword This view of health policy from the perspective of APRN practice is a call to action for advanced practice nurses to learn about the impact and implications of current initiatives in health policy. This knowledge will assist them in determining how they define and create positive change for their patients and have an impact on community, national, and world health. This is the only text that satisfies the need for policy discussions for all APNs , it is designed to meet the requirements of both the IOM report on The Future of Nursing and the DNP criteria V for inclusion of health policy and advocacy in the curriculum. The text encompasses evolving health care policy and reform in the U.S., Canada, and internationally, addressing its impact on advanced practice nursing, APRN roles, care for special populations, health care quality, and patient safety . The book brings together a wealth of information written by luminaries in the field. Dr. Goudreau is a Past President, and Board Member of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS), and Dr. Smolenski was Director of Certification Services at the ANCC for 11 years, directing certification for 150,000 nurses in over 30 specialties. The text discusses issues surrounding the regulation of APRNs, how the local regulatory environment shapes their practice and how they can shape their local regulatory environment. Additionally, the text brings in international perspectives on how APRNs can and are impacting patient care globally. In order to provide content relevant to a universal APRN readership, each section of the text endeavors to present information from all four APRN perspectives: NPs, CNSs, CRNAs , and CNMs. For all of these roles, the book covers the implications of current and future health policy changes for APRN practice. Key Features: Addresses the role-specific policy informational needs of all APRN roles including NPs, CNSs, CRNAs , and CNMs Brings together in one volume all of the requisite information about health care policy and reform and its impact on advanced practice nursing Meets the requirements of the IOM report on The Future of Nursing and the DNP criteria V for inclusion of health policy and advocacy in the curriculum Offers guidance on how APRNs can influence policy development Covers impact and implications of health care policy and reform in the U.S., Canada, and internationally

Clinical Manual for the Oncology Advanced Practice Nurse

  • Filename: clinical-manual-for-the-oncology-advanced-practice-nurse.
  • ISBN: 1935864327
  • Release Date: 2014-01-01
  • Number of pages: 1507
  • Author: Dawn Camp-Sorrell
  • Publisher:



The Clinical Manual for the Oncology Advanced Practice Nurse offers nurses a quick reference guide to the clinical challenges that often arise in the patient with cancer. This third edition features 163 chapters, including 12 new chapters, and over 1,400 pages.

The Future of Nursing

  • Filename: the-future-of-nursing.
  • ISBN: 9780309158237
  • Release Date: 2011-02-08
  • Number of pages: 620
  • Author: Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher: National Academies Press



The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners

  • Filename: practice-guidelines-for-family-nurse-practitioners.
  • ISBN: 9780323291897
  • Release Date: 2015-05-27
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Karen Fenstermacher
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences



Prepare for FNP practice with the latest evidence-based guidelines! Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners, 4th Edition provides essential information on current assessment and management 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. And you’ll be ready to manage care more effectively with the latest information on topics such as pain management, bariatric surgery follow-up, restless legs syndrome, and new medications for diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. Written by expert nurse practitioners Karen Fenstermacher and Barbara Toni Hudson, this guide equips you for the conditions most commonly seen in primary care settings. Essential, evidence-based guidelines provide the latest guidance for management of disorders commonly seen by FNPs in primary care settings, including information on which problems must be referred to a physician and which constitute an emergency. Quick-reference tables and charts include pediatric conditions charts, comparative charts for similar disorders, and health maintenance guidelines charts. Coverage of special populations assessment provides quick access to information on adult, pediatric, and geriatric assessment. Compact size and spiral binding make this guide easy to carry and easy to use in the clinical setting. Full-color insert provides an illustrated, quick reference to common skin disorders. Concise outline format makes it easy to locate essential information quickly. NEW! Treatment guidelines include the latest nationally recognized evidence-based treatment guidelines, including those for dementia, asthma, and diabetes. UPDATED content throughout includes bariatric surgery follow-up after release from surgical care, assessment of pelvic masses, restless legs syndrome, the advanced eye examination including advanced staining techniques, and new medications for diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. NEW Pain chapter provides guidelines on pain management and caring for patients with pain. NEW Laboratory and Diagnostic Pearls chapter offers useful laboratory and diagnostic tips that the authors have accumulated over years of clinical practice. NEW! Coverage of respiratory and ENT disorders is presented into two separate chapters, reflecting how these problems are actually handled in clinical practice. NEW user-friendly design includes an improved outline format, easier-to-read tables, and color highlighting for essential information.

Family Practice Guidelines Fourth Edition

  • Filename: family-practice-guidelines-fourth-edition.
  • ISBN: 9780826177124
  • Release Date: 2017-01-13
  • Number of pages: 1064
  • Author: Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN, FNP-BC
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



This bible of family practice for primary care students and clinicians provides current national practice guidelines for professional standards of care across the life span. Concise and clearly organized, the resource features detailed, step-by-step instructions for physical examinations and diagnostic testing in the outpatient setting, information on health promotion, care guidelines, dietary information, information on culturally responsive care, patient resources, and abundant patient education handouts. This fourth edition is updated to include new evidence-based guidelines for rheumatology, public health (featuring updated information on substance abuse, violence, obesity, homelessness, and lesbian health), the sports physical exam and interventions, endocrinology, new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for health maintenance, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) assessment and management, restless legs syndrome, sexual dysfunction treatment, and psychiatric disorders. Several new and updated Patient Teaching Guides--with printable education points--add to the book's outstanding utility as a thorough and reliable clinical resource. Each of the 268 diagnoses includes definition, incidence, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, common complaints, signs/symptoms, subjective data, physical exam and diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, and a care plan. New to the Fourth Edition: New and updated guidelines for: -Rheumatology: polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjogren's syndrome, psoriatic arthropathy, pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate), ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, Raynaud's syndrome -Public Health: substance abuse, violence, obesity, homelessness, lesbian health -Sports Exam: assessment and treatment -CDC recommendations: vaccine and cancer screening -Endocrinology: diabetes management and new Food and Drug Administration--approved medications -JNC 8 guidelines for hypertension -Neurology: PTSD and restless legs syndrome management -Sexual dysfunction -Bipolar and other behavioral health disorders New and updated Patient Teaching Guides Key Features: Presents information for 268 disorders in consistent format for ease of use Highlights key considerations with Practice Pointers Provides individual care points for pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric patients Includes 138 printable Patient Teaching Guides Offers 18 procedure guidelines and routine health maintenance guidelines

Differential Diagnosis for the Advanced Practice Nurse

  • Filename: differential-diagnosis-for-the-advanced-practice-nurse.
  • ISBN: 9780826110282
  • Release Date: 2014-07-17
  • Number of pages: 338
  • Author: Marilee Murphy Jensen, MN, ARNP
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



"Developing a comprehensive differential diagnosis for a specific complaint is a daunting task even for experienced advanced practice nurses. This user-friendly clinical guide provides a strategy or standard format for working through this complex task. It is a wonderful tool for both student and new advanced practice nurses... 5 stars." -- Kathleen M. Woodruff, DNP, Doody's Book Reviews Establishing a differential diagnosis can be challenging even for expert advanced practice nurses (APRNs), let alone students. This easy-access clinical guide to commonly seen symptoms, written for APRN students and new practitioners, describes step by step how to obtain a reliable patient history and choose the appropriate directed physical exam for the presenting problem, followed by how to use this patient history and physical exam findings to form a differential diagnosis. Unfolding case scenarios provided for each symptom further demonstrate a sound process for formulating a differential diagnosis that the APRN can use throughout clinical practice. The book features 38 of the most commonly presented symptoms, each of which includes exam findings and differential diagnosis. It describes diagnostic tests with a guide to when they should be ordered (or delayed) based on clinical findings, and common management plans for diagnostic testing. It discusses the correct approach to diagnostic reasoning including determining the focused assessment, choosing the appropriate assessment tests or lab tests, and critically thinking through the assessment and diagnostic data to arrive at an appropriate diagnosis. A unique feature of the guide is its provision of a Case Study History (presenting directed questions and patient responses), Physical Exam Findings, a Differential Diagnosis Table (clearly comparing potential diagnostic choices based on symptoms), a Diagnostic Examination Table (including estimated costs and codes), and a Case Study Summary, to further clarify strategies for arriving at the correct diagnosis. Key Features: Helps students and novice nurses obtain directed problem-focused history and examination for common patient symptoms Demonstrates a step-by-step approach to building clinical decision-making skills Offers quick access to common differential diagnoses, requisite diagnostic tests, and clinical decision making Uses unfolding case scenarios for each symptom to illustrate the clinical decision-making, diagnostic process Includes unique tables that help to clarify strategies for diagnostic decision making

Clinical Case Studies for the Family Nurse Practitioner

  • Filename: clinical-case-studies-for-the-family-nurse-practitioner.
  • ISBN: 9781118277850
  • Release Date: 2011-11-28
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Leslie Neal-Boylan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Clinical Case Studies for the Family Nurse Practitioner is a key resource for advanced practice nurses and graduate students seeking to test their skills in assessing, diagnosing, and managing cases in family and primary care. Composed of more than 70 cases ranging from common to unique, the book compiles years of experience from experts in the field. It is organized chronologically, presenting cases from neonatal to geriatric care in a standard approach built on the SOAP format. This includes differential diagnosis and a series of critical thinking questions ideal for self-assessment or classroom use.

Advanced Practice Nursing

  • Filename: advanced-practice-nursing.
  • ISBN: 9781455739806
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages: 726
  • Author: Ann B. Hamric
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences



Preceded by: Advanced practice nursing. 4th ed. c2009.

Cardiovascular Hemodynamics for the Clinician

  • Filename: cardiovascular-hemodynamics-for-the-clinician.
  • ISBN: 9781119066484
  • Release Date: 2016-12-28
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: George A. Stouffer
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Cardiovascular Hemodynamics for the Clinician, 2nd Edition, provides a useful, succinct and understandable guide to the practical application of hemodynamics in clinical medicine for all trainees and clinicians in the field. Concise handbook to help both practicing and prospective clinicians better understand and interpret the hemodynamic data used to make specific diagnoses and monitor ongoing therapy Numerous pressure tracings throughout the book reinforce the text by demonstrating what will be seen in daily practice Topics include coronary artery disease; cardiomyopathies; valvular heart disease; arrhythmias; hemodynamic support devices and pericardial disease New chapters on TAVR, ventricular assist devices, and pulmonic valve disease, expanded coverage of pulmonary hypertension, fractional flow reserve, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and valvular heart disease Provides a basic overview of circulatory physiology and cardiac function followed by detailed discussion of pathophysiological changes in various disease states

Nurse Practitioner s Business Practice and Legal Guide

  • Filename: nurse-practitioner-s-business-practice-and-legal-guide.
  • ISBN: 9781284042283
  • Release Date: 2014-05-01
  • Number of pages: 520
  • Author: Attorney Boulder Colorado Carolyn Buppert, CRNP, JD
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers



Now in its Fifth Edition, Nurse Practitioner s Business Practice and Legal Guide continues to provide a solid foundation for students and practicing nurses to build confident and effective practices. A must-have resource for every new or current nurse practitioner (NP), it defines what an NP is and does while explaining the legal scope with specific state and federal regulations. Completely updated and revised with essential state-by-state appendices, Nurse Practitioner s Business Practice and Legal Guide, Fifth Edition offers expert insights on prescribing, hospital privileges, negligence and malpractice, risk management, health policy, ethics, and measuring NP performance."

Nursing Care Plans

  • Filename: nursing-care-plans.
  • ISBN: 9780323065375
  • Release Date: 2010-11-10
  • Number of pages: 991
  • Author: Meg Gulanick
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences



The bestselling nursing care planning book on the market, Nursing Care Plans: Diagnoses, Interventions, and Outcomes, 8th Edition covers the most common medical-surgical nursing diagnoses and clinical problems seen in adults. It includes 217 care plans, each reflecting the latest evidence and best practice guidelines. NEW to this edition are 13 new care plans and two new chapters including care plans that address health promotion and risk factor management along with basic nursing concepts that apply to multiple body systems. Written by expert nursing educators Meg Gulanick and Judith Myers, this reference functions as two books in one, with 147 disorder-specific and health management nursing care plans and 70 nursing diagnosis care plans to use as starting points in creating individualized care plans. 217 care plans --- more than in any other nursing care planning book. 70 nursing diagnosis care plans include the most common/important NANDA-I nursing diagnoses, providing the building blocks for you to create your own individualized care plans for your own patients. 147 disorders and health promotion care plans cover virtually every common medical-surgical condition, organized by body system. Prioritized care planning guidance organizes care plans from actual to risk diagnoses, from general to specific interventions, and from independent to collaborative interventions. Nursing diagnosis care plans format includes a definition and explanation of the diagnosis, related factors, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, related NOC outcomes and NIC interventions, ongoing assessment, therapeutic interventions, and education/continuity of care. Disorders care plans format includes synonyms for the disorder (for easier cross referencing), an explanation of the diagnosis, common related factors, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, NOC outcomes and NIC interventions, ongoing assessment, and therapeutic interventions. Icons differentiate independent and collaborative nursing interventions. Student resources on the Evolve companion website include 36 of the book's care plans - 5 nursing diagnosis care plans and 31 disorders care plans. Three NEW nursing diagnosis care plans include Risk for Electrolyte Imbalance, Risk for Unstable Blood Glucose Level, and Risk for Bleeding. Six NEW health promotion/risk factor management care plans include Readiness for Engaging in a Regular Physical Activity Program, Readiness for Enhanced Nutrition, Readiness for Enhanced Sleep, Readiness for Smoking Cessation, Readiness for Managing Stress, and Readiness for Weight Management. Four NEW disorders care plans include Surgical Experience: Preoperative and Postoperative Care, Atrial Fibrillation, Bariatric Surgery, and Gastroenteritis. NEW Health Promotion and Risk Factor Management Care Plans chapter emphasizes the importance of preventive care and teaching for self-management. NEW Basic Nursing Concepts Care Plans chapter focuses on concepts that apply to disorders found in multiple body systems. UPDATED care plans ensure consistency with the latest U.S. National Patient Safety Goals and other evidence-based national treatment guidelines. The latest NANDA-I taxonomy keeps you current with 2012-2014 NANDA-I nursing diagnoses, related factors, and defining characteristics. Enhanced rationales include explanations for nursing interventions to help you better understand what the nurse does and why.

Advanced Practice Nursing of Adults in Acute Care

  • Filename: advanced-practice-nursing-of-adults-in-acute-care.
  • ISBN: 9780803637870
  • Release Date: 2012-05-31
  • Number of pages: 1024
  • Author: Janet G Foster
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis



Written by a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Clinical Nurse Specialists, this text explores the expanding roles and responsibilities of the CNS—from core competencies and theoretical foundations for practice to caring for the hospitalized adult to shaping the healthcare system through the CNS’s spheres of influence.

Hurst s the Heart

  • Filename: hurst-s-the-heart.
  • ISBN: 0071422641
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 2472
  • Author: Valentin Fuster
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional



Enhance your clinical decision-making today—with the landmark volume that continues to define cardiology! Setting an even higher standard… *This description refers to the single-volume of Hurst’s THE HEART, 11/e. There’s no mistaking the commanding coverage of Hurst’s THE HEART. Turn to any page, and you’ll see the solid focus on patient care, up-to-the-minute perspectives on therapeutic and technological advances, and expert authorship acclaimed by cardiology residents, fellows, and physicians. Now, the 11th Edition of Hurst’s THE HEART takes this tradition of excellence to a whole new level. World-renowned cardiologist Valentin Fuster has spearheaded an ambitious revision of Hurst’s THE HEART, making this not-to-be-missed resource even more timely and complete, more visually appealing, and more essential to your daily practice than ever before. Whether the topic is coronary bypass surgery, angina, or advances in minimally invasive treatment, you’ll find the latest therapeutic strategies and supporting evidence-based data—all presented by a preeminent international group of thought leaders. Review some of the strengths of this legendary reference: A-to-Z coverage of diagnosis and treatment procedures; an overview of current ACC/AHA guidelines; unmatched interpretation of clinical trials and cardiology data found in the Human Genome Project; first-rate color images of the normal and diseased heart…all supported by abundant pedagogy that includes chapter outlines, practice guidelines, algorithms, and more. If you thought this kind of resource could benefit you and your patients before, you’ll be amazed by what awaits you in the 11th edition … one look is all you’ll need to see why the new edition of Hurst’s THE HEART will prove indispensable to the way you practice cardiology. New to the 11th Edition! *Approximately 1/3 of the chapters revised or rewritten to reflect new cardiology trends in such fast-moving areas as hypertension, congenital heart disease in adults, and infectious endocarditis *Important ACC/AHA guidelines for conditions such as hypertension and heart failure integrated into appropriate chapters *More prominent and clearly defined sections on treatment *Updated coverage of electrophysiology *Expanded interventional cardiology chapters that include the most recent information—including procedures related to stent implants *More in-depth coverage of clinical trials *A more compact, streamlined organization, aided by the addition of summary material *Dramatically increased use of tables, charts, and figures that provide at-a-glance access to key information *Enhanced art program, with sharper, more precise images featured throughout *And much more!

Clinical Gerontological Nursing

  • Filename: clinical-gerontological-nursing.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015045674895
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 702
  • Author: Joyce Takano Stone
  • Publisher: W B Saunders Company



This AJN Book of the Year provides current treatment approaches to nursing care in a variety of health care settings the home, hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes. Research-based and fully revised, it discusses the problems and syndromes seen in the older population and covers topics in depth, providing a synthesis of difficult-to-find material. Discussions of assessment instruments, guidelines, protocols, and resources are provided to assist nurses in the management of these clinical problems. This edition also features 12 new chapters that focus on topics such as legal aspects, pain and discomfort, cardiovascular problems, sensory disorders, and intimacy and sexuality.

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