Written by and for Nurse Practitioners from a unique collaborative perspective, Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice, 4th Edition, prepares you to provide care for all of the major disorders of adults seen in the outpatient setting. Evidence-based content reflects the latest guidelines for primary care of hundreds of conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, and sexually transmitted infections. Now in full color, the 4th Edition includes chapters on emerging topics such as genetics, obesity, lifestyle management, and emergency preparedness. Combining a special blend of academic and clinical expertise, the author team provides a practical text/reference that promotes a truly collaborative primary care practice.
- Diagnostic and Differential Diagnosis Boxes aid in test selection and diagnosis.
- Includes easy-to-find special icons for Emergency and Physician Referral Boxes to indicate conditions that require immediate referral to a specialist or emergency room.
- Health Promotion Content in many sections highlight the importance of health teaching and health promotion in the care of patients.
- Management sections incorporate evidence-based recommendations including specialty organization guideline recommendations and current, ongoing research findings.
- Collaborative format recognizes the importance of comprehensive, cost-effective collaborative patient care.
- Features a 10-page, 4-color plate section with high-quality photos of physical findings.
- Thoroughly covers cardiac conditions and office emergencies, areas not usually discussed in detail in other primary care texts.
- Includes a new introductory unit concerning the business and practical aspects of nurse practitioner practice.
- New Collaboration in Research chapter contains information regarding the clinical partnership or collaboration with academic colleagues.
- New Population-Based Care chapter addresses the fact that health care systems are beginning to become more community focused. The role of the health care provider is expanding to provide programs that focus on community needs.
- New Chronic Disease Management Teams chapter provides current research-based information regarding a team-oriented approach to care of the patient with chronic health issues.
- New Reimbursement chapter addresses the financial issues facing the NP in private practice.
- New Infectious Diseases unit addresses the most current health care issues in primary care, including mutating infections and emerging infectious diseases.
PART I: INTRODUCTION
1. Collaborative Practice
2. Collaboration in Research: The Partnership Between Clinicians and Academic Clinical Researchers – NEW!
3. Weighing the Evidence for Clinical Practice
4. The Provider-Patient Relationship
5. Ethical Analysis and Decision Making in Primary Care
6. Population Based Care and the Role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner – NEW!
7. Chronic Disease Management Teams – NEW!
8. Reimbursement – NEW!
9. Health Literacy – NEW!
PART II: PRIMARY CARE: ADOLESCENCE THROUGH ADULTHOOD
10. Adolescent Issues
13. Aging and Common Geriatric Syndromes
14. Psychosociospiritual Issues
15. Palliative Care
16. Chronic Pain
19. Sleep Disorders
PART III: HEALTH MAINTENANCE
20. Screening for Cancer
21. Screening for Sexually Transmitted Diseases
22. Principles of Occupational and Environmental Health in Primary Care
23. College Health
24. Lifestyle Assessment
26. Travel Medicine
27. Presurgical Clearance
28. Preparticipation Sports Physical
PART IV: OFFICE EMERGENCIES
29. Acute Bronchospasm
30. Altitude Illness
32. Bites and Stings
34. Cardiac Arrest
35. Chemical Exposure
36. Electrical Injuries
37. Head Trauma
40. Sexual Assault
43. Thermal Injuries
PART V: EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF SKIN DISORDERS
44. Examination of the Skin and Approach to Diagnosing Skin Disorders
45. Surgical Office Procedures
46. Principles of Dermatologic Therapy
47. Screening for Skin Cancer
48. Acne Vulgaris
50. Animal and Human Bites
51. Burns, Minor
53. Contact Dermatitis
54. Corns and Calluses
55. Cutaneous Herpes
56. Dermatitis Medicamentosa
57. Dry Skin
58. Eczematous Dermatitis (Atopic Dermatitis)
59. Fungal Infections (Superficial)
60. Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
61. Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Acne Inversa)
64. Nail Disorders
65. Pigmentation Changes (Vitiligo)
70. Seborrheic Dermatitis
71. Stasis Dermatitis
74. Wound Management
PART VI: EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF EYE DISORDERS
75. Evaluation of the Eyes
77. Eyelid Disorders
79. Corneal Surface Defects and Ocular Surface Foreign Bodies
80. Dry Eye Syndrome
81. Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction and Dacryocystitis
82. Orbital and Periorbital Cellulitis
83. Pterygium and Pingueculum
84. Traumatic Ocular Disorders
PART VII: EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF EAR DISORDERS
85. Auricular Disorders
86. Cerumen Impaction
88. Impaired Hearing
89. Inner Ear Disturbances
90. Otitis Externa
91. Otitis Media
92. Tympanic Membrane Perforation
PART VIII: EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF NOSE DISORDERS
93. Chronic Nasal Congestion and Discharge
95. Nasal Trauma
98. Smell and Taste Disturbances
99. Tumors and Polyps of the Nose
PART IX: EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF OROPHARYNX DISORDERS
100. Dental Abscess
101. Diseases of