This quick reference for current medical diagnosis and treatment covers more than 1,000 medical/surgical conditions in a fast-access format that includes basics, diagnosis, treatment, medications, and more. This edition is thoroughly updated to reflect contemporary practice norms, and includes expanded indexes and listings of Web sites.
The 5-Minute Pediatric Patient Advisor offers busy clinicians much-needed assistance in counselling parents about their children's illnesses and treatments. The book contains concise, complete patient information sheets about more than 150 symptoms and diseases, based on the expert advice in The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, Second Edition and written in easily understandable layperson's terms. These information sheets can be photocopied and used as "handouts" to answer most of the questions that parents are likely to have. The 5-Minute Pediatric Patient Advisor and The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, Second Edition can be purchased together as a money-saving package.
This resource is designed to assist nursing students and practicing nurses with basic pathophysiology of common adult health problems likely to be encountered in either the inpatient or outpatient setting. Important pedagogical features: -Critical thinking questions and multiple case studies are found in each chapter -Quick look at chapter ahead -Highlighted key points -NCLEX-Style Questions!
This new edition is fully updated to address and include: significant changes in hospital environments, including managed care delivery methodologies, how Medicare and Medicaid work, and the role of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other ancillary hospital personnel patient screening recommendations from agencies such as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the American Cancer Society convenient lists of common drug reactions and commonly used alternative and complementary medicine treatment modalities expanded, commonly used medical abbreviations and acronyms. Students benefit from a convenient handbook that offers a crucial link between basic sciences years and the hospital experience, and are aided in achieving mastery of proper physical diagnosis and medical work-up for accurate diagnosis. Includes concise disease pathophysiology reviews.
Griffith's 5-Minute Clinical Consult, 2002 is a quick reference for current medical diagnosis and treatment. The text covers more than 1000 medical / surgical conditions in a two-page format that includes basics, diagnosis, treatment, medications, follow-up, and miscellaneous considerations. Topics are arranged alphabetically and cross-indexed to synonyms. Written by over 330 experienced clinicians, this edition has been updated to reflect contemporary practice norms.
An excellent resource for new or seasoned NPs and PAs! The Nurse Practitioner in Long-Term Care addresses the growing trend to utilize the nurse practitioner in the skilled nursing facility (SNF) to manage patients in long-term care and serves as a practical resource for managing those conditions commonly encountered in the geriatric patient. It includes an introduction to nursing homes, medication management, practical health promotion/disease prevention, and management of common clinical conditions specific to the skilled and long term care nursing home settings. It will also address important topics such as elder abuse, legal issues, reimbursement, and regulatory issues. Subjects covered are pertinent to everyday practice and this text is useful in graduate programs for nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists as well as for physician's assistant (PA) students.
This extensive handbook helps clinicians and physicians make a precise diagnosis as well as the right decisions for patient treatment. Up-to-date and comprehensive information for differential diagnosis is presented in a well-structured manner. The different sections describe more than 1950 conditions and around 1200 drugs. It also includes a comprehensive section on international reference values of clinical-biochemical and laboratory parameters. The detailed parameter index and an extensive list of frequently used synonyms and abbreviations enable the reader to quickly locate the information they are looking for.
Provide safe and effective care to every patient with the fully revised 4th Edition of Essential Clinical Procedures. Written by experts in the field, this widely used reference shows you step by step how to perform more than 70 of the most common diagnostic and treatment-related procedures in today’s primary care and specialist settings. You’ll find clear, concise coverage of the skills you need to know, including new and advanced procedures and new procedure videos. Covers patient preparation, the proper use of instruments, and potential dangers and complications involved in common procedures, as well as nonprocedural issues such as informed consent, standard precautions, patient education, and procedure documentation. Includes new chapters on Point-of-Care Ultrasound and Ring Removal, as well as 35 new procedure videos. Features significantly revised content on cryosurgery • injection techniques • arterial puncture • shoulder/finger subluxations • sterile technique • outpatient coding • casting and splinting • blood cultures • standard precautions • and more. Contains more than 200 high-quality illustrations, including updated images of office pulmonary function testing and wound closure. Uses a consistently formatted presentation to help you find information quickly. Reflects the latest evidence-based protocols and national and international guidelines throughout.
This advanced pharmacotherapeutics text for nurse practitioners and physician assistants offers guidelines on prescribing drugs for over 50 common diseases and disorders. The book is organized by disorder rather than drug class and includes algorithms and case studies that illustrate critical thinking aspects of prescribing, such as drug selection, lifespan considerations, therapeutic drug monitoring, adverse reactions, unexpected outcomes, and when to change therapy. This Second Edition has new chapters on oncologic disorders and complementary and alternative medicines. Improved case studies reflect more realistic practice issues in decision-making. Additional areas addressed include food-drug interactions, dietary considerations, and concerns regarding geriatric patients.
Written by PAs for PAs, this best-selling review gives graduating PA students rapid access to the facts they need to study for the NCCPA PANCE certifying examination and PANRE recertifying examination. Features a review of essential exam topics, a concise overview of diseases, and an easy-to-follow outline format that follows the NCCPA exam format. Perfect for certification or recertification.
A quick reference for current medical diagnosis and treatment, this title covers more than 1000 medical/surgical conditions in a two-page format that includes basics, diagnosis, treatment, medications, follow-up, and miscellaneous considerations.