Primary Care - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Primary Care - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition


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.

    • Comprehensive, evidence-based content incorporates the latest standardized guidelines for primary care in today's fast-paced, collaborative environment.

    • Unique! A collaborative perspective, reflecting the key roles of NPs, MDs, PAs, PharmDs, and others, promotes seamless continuity of care.

    • A consistent format from chapter to chapters facilitates learning and clinical reference value.

    • Diagnostics and Differential Diagnosis boxes provide a quick reference for diagnosing disorders and helping to develop effective management plans.

    • Physician Consultation icons highlight situations or conditions in which consultation is either recommended or necessary.

    • Emergency Referral icons identify signs and symptoms that indicate the need for immediate referral to an emergency facility.

    • Co-management with Specialists discussions help you provide truly collaborative care in the outpatient setting.

    • Complementary and alternative therapies are addressed where supported by solid research evidence.
    • NEW Inclusion of evidence-based guidelines for such topics as hypertension, diabetes, advanced cardiac life support, coronary artery disease, and sexually transmitted infections equips you to provide state-of-the-science primary care in these key areas.

    • An expanded emphasis on caring for the elderly, italicized for easy identification, equips you to provide high-quality care for our aging population.

    • NEW Obesity and Weight Management chapter explores the causes of and risk factors for obesity, and provides in-depth strategies for its management and prevention.

    • NEW Genetic Considerations in Primary Care chapter helps you look at primary care with a genetic perspective, focusing on risk assessment, family history-taking, and direct-to-consumer genetic testing.

    • NEW Lifestyle Management chapter offers guidelines for helping patients to increase their quality and length of life through nutrition and diet, smoking cessation, avoidance of lifestyle-related illnesses, and curbing domestic violence.

    • NEW Emergency Preparedness, Recognition, and Response in Primary Care chapter addresses the emerging role of primary care providers in responding to outbreaks, pandemics, and disasters.

    • NEW Neuropsychological Evaluation chapter explains when to refer patients with cognitive difficulties for neuropsychological testing.

    • NEW Environmental Allergies chapter addresses increasingly common allergy complaints.

    • NEW full-color design makes the text easier to read and easier to use, with key assessment findings shown in true-to-life color photos.

        • Expanded The Changing Landscape of Collaboratve Practice chapter covers new partners in collaborative practice (DPTs and PharmDs), new venues for collaborative practice (such as retail health), and the future of collaborative practice (including health care reform, the patient-centered medical home, telehealth, and electronic medical records).

        • Expanded Health Literacy, Health Care Disparities, and Culturally Competent Care chapter includes a section on health care disparities in the treatment of patients with diabetes and LGBT patients.
        • Expanded Principles of Geriatric Primary Care and Common Geriatric Syndromes chapter provides greater emphasis on the care of older adults, including additional information on advance directives.

          Part 1: Introduction 1. The Changing Landscape of Collaborative Practice

          2. Translating Research Into Clinical Practice

          3. The Patient, the Provider, and Primary Care: An Integrated Perspective

          4. Professional Integrity and Decision-Making in Primary Care

          5. Population-Based Care for Primary Care Providers

          6. Reimbursement for Nurse Practitioner Services

          7. Health Literacy, Health Care Disparities, and Culturally Competent Primary Care

          8. Genetic Considerations in Primary Care NEW!

          Part 2: Issues in Primary Care 9. Adolescent Issues

          10. Pregnancy and Prenatal Care

          11. Lactation Guidance

          12. Principles of Geriatric Primary Care and Common Geriatric Syndromes

          13. Palliative and End-of Life Care

          14. Sleep Disorders

          15. Chronic Pain

          16. Rehabilitation

          Part 3: Health Maintenance 17. Obesity and Weight Management NEW!

          18. Lifestyle Management NEW!

          19. Routine Health Screening and Immunization

          20. Principles of Occupational and Environmental Health in Primary Care

          21. College Health

          22. Health Care and the International Traveler

          23. Presurgical Clearance

          24. Preparticipation Sports Physical

          Part 4: Office Emergencies 25. Emergency Preparedness, Recognition, and Response in Primary Care NEW!

          26. Acute Bronchospasm

          27. Anaphylaxis

          28. Bites and Stings

          29. Bradycardia and Tachycardia

          30. Cardiac Arrest

          31. Chemical Exposure

          32. Electrical Injuries

          33. Head Trauma

          34. Hypotension

          35. Poisoning

          36. Sexual Assault

          37. Syncope

          38. Thermal Injuries

          Part 5: Evaluation and Management of Skin Disorders 39. Examination of the Skin and Approach to Diagnosis of Skin Disorders

          40. Surgical Office Procedures

          41. Principles of Dermatologic Therapy

          42. Screening for Skin Cancer

          43. Acne Vulgaris

          44. Alopecia

          45. Animal and Human Bites

          46. Burns (Minor)

          47. Cellulitis

          48. Contact Dermatitis

          49. Corns and Calluses

          50. Cutaneous Herpes

          51. Dermatitis Medicamentosa

          52. Dry Skin

          53. Eczematous Dermatitis (Atopic Dermatitis)

          54. Fungal Infections (Superficial)

          55. Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

          56. Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Acne Inversa)

          57. Hyperhidrosis

          58. Intertrigo

          59. Nail Disorders

          60. Pigmentation Changes (Vitiligo)

          61. Pruritis

          62. Psoriasis

          63. Purpura

          64. Scabies

          65. Seborrheic Dermatitis

          66. Stasis Dermatitis

          67. Urticaria

          68. Warts

          69. Wound Management

          Part 6: Evaluation and Management of Eye Disorders 70. Evaluation of the Eyes

          71. Cataracts

          72. Blepharitis, Hordeolum, and Chalazion

          73. Conjunctivitis

          74. Corneal Surface Defects and Ocular Surface Foreign Bodies

          75. Dry Eye Syndrome

          76. Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction and Dacryocystitis

          77. Preseptal and Orbital Cellulitis

          78. Pinguecula and Pterygium

          79. Traumatic Ocular Disorders

          Part 7: Evaluation and Management of Ear Disorders 80. Auricular Disorder

          81. Cerumen Impaction

          82. Cholesteatoma

          83. Impaired Hearing

          84. Inner Ear Disturbances

          85. Otitis Externa

          86. Otitis Media

          87. Tympanic Membrane Perforation

          Part 8: Evaluation and Management of Nose Disorders 88. Chronic Nasal Congestion and Discharge

          89. Epistaxis

          90. Nasal Trauma

          91. Rhinitis

          92. Sinusitis

          93. Smell and Taste Disturbances

          94. Tumors and Polyps of the Nose

          Terry Mahan Buttaro, PhD, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP, Assistant Clinical Professor, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts; Adjunct Faculty, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts; Coastal Medical Associates, Salisbury, Massachusetts, JoAnn Trybulski, PhD, ARNP, FNAP, Director, DNP Program, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Doral, Florida, Patricia Polgar-Bailey, MS, MPH, APRN, BC, FNP, CDE, BC-ADM, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Manager, UVa-Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia and Joanne Sandberg-Cook, MS, APRN, BC, ANP, GNP, ACHPN, Adult/Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire; Instructor in Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire


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