Procedures for Primary Care Practitioners

ISBN-10: 0323016197
ISBN-13: 9780323016193
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
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Description: This easy to use handbook provides focused content for both basic and advanced procedures within the scope of practice for nurse practitioners. A succinct, yet practical reference, it teaches and illustrates a total of 77 common procedures performed  More...

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Book details

List price: $68.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 8/23/2002
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 480
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

This easy to use handbook provides focused content for both basic and advanced procedures within the scope of practice for nurse practitioners. A succinct, yet practical reference, it teaches and illustrates a total of 77 common procedures performed by NPs and PAs. This second edition includes 30 new procedures and clear illustrations of the relevant anatomy and procedures. An indispensable resource for the primary care setting, it features a convenient spiral binding and a numbered list of procedures for quick clinical reference and easy double-checking. Comprehensive coverage is provided on the basic and advanced procedures performed by NPs and PAs in primary care practice. A consistent format offers easy access to information. Step-by-step numbered procedures are included for quick reference. Procedural and anatomical references are clearly illustrated. The spiral/lay flat binding allows users to easily refer to book in a clinical setting. An introductory chapter covers legal, educational, and reimbursement factors related to performing procedures. 30 new procedures include Suture Removal, Scabies and Herpes Scraping, Care of First and Second Degree Burns, Nail Avulsion, Animal and Human Bites, Audiometry, Peak Flow Meter, Treatment of Hemorrhoids, Ganglion Cyst Aspiration, and Incision and Draining of Bartholin Cysts. 6 new advanced procedures are highlighted with special icons. Additional content is included on tooth avulsion and dental procedures common in primary care practice. A new chapter on Genitourinary Procedures (Chapter 9) includes prostrate massage and self-injection treatment for impotence. An anatomy and pathophysiology review is featured in each chapter. More than 300 illustrations clearly demonstrate the steps of each procedure. Reimbursement information includes the relevant CPT codes. A generic sample patient education form is provided in an appendix.

Alphabetical Procedure List
Issues Related to Primary Care Procedures
Reasons for Performing Clinical Procedures
The Legal Environment
Educational Preparation to Perform Procedures
Procedures Require Life-Span Modifications
Patient-Provider Relationships
Reimbursement
Pediatric Considerations
Older Adult Considerations
General Considerations to Address in Every Procedure
General Laboratory Procedures
Basic Concepts of Specimen Collection
Blood Cultures
Finger Stick Blood Glucose Testing
Dermatologic Procedures
Skin Preparation
Wound Care
Topical Application of Hemostatic Agents
Anesthesia: Topical, Local, and Digital Nerve Block
Suturing Simple Lacerations
Suture Removal
Wound Closure With Topical Skin Adhesive
Staple Insertion and Removal
Skin Lesion Removal
Excision Biopsy (Elliptical)
Punch Biopsy
Shave Biopsy
Wart Removal
Abscess Incision and Drainage
Cyst Removal
Skin Tag Removal
Skin Specimen Collection
Scabies Scraping
Herpes Scraping: Tzanck Smear
Fungal Scraping: The KOH Test
Other Types of Wound Care
Care for First- and Second-Degree Burns
Ulcer Debridement
Unna Paste Boot and Debridement for Stasis and Ischemic and Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Foot and Nail Care
Toenail Care in the At-Risk Patient
Corn and Callus Management
Ingrown Toenail and Paronychia Management
Subungual Hematoma Evacuation
Nail Avulsion
Skin Trauma Resulting From Bites or Foreign Bodies
Animal and Human Bites
Fishhook Removal
Tick Removal
Foreign Body Removal From Skin
Ring Removal
Body Piercing
Skin Caught in Zipper
Eye, Ear, Nose, and Mouth Procedures
Eye Procedures
Removal of a Foreign Body From the Eye
Treatment of Corneal Abrasion
Ear Procedures
Removal of a Foreign Body From the Ear
Cerumen Disimpaction
Tympanometry
Audiometry
Nose Procedures
Epistaxis and Nasal Packing
Removal of a Foreign Body From the Nose
Mouth Procedures
Tooth Avulsion and Fracture
Respiratory Procedures
Nebulizer Treatment
Spirometry
Peak Flowmeter
Cardiovascular Procedures
Electrocardiography
Continuous Electrocardiography (Holter Monitoring)
Doppler Ultrasound of Lower Extremities
Gastrointestinal Procedures
Nasogastric Tube Insertion and Removal
Gastric Lavage
Anoscopy
Rectal Prolapse Reduction
Treatment for Hemorrhoids
Orthopedic Procedures
Fracture Immobilization
Splinting: Wrist and Hand
Splinting: Ankle Sprains
Reduction of Subluxed Radial Head
Arthrocentesis and Joint or Bursa Injection
Ganglion Cyst Aspiration
Genitourinary Procedures
Prostate Massage
Bedside Cystometrogram
Self-Injection Treatments for Impotence
Urinalysis
Urine Culture
Women's Health Procedures
Papanicolaou Smear Test
The Wet Mount
Treatment of Condylomata Acuminata
Pessary Use
Diaphragm Fitting
Cervical Cap Placement
Injectable Contraceptives
Norplant Insertion and Removal
Incision and Drainage of a Bartholin Cyst
Intrauterine Device
General Principles of Radiograph Interpretation
Appendixes
Sample Checklist for Certification
Sample Consent Form for Procedure
Patient Education Handout

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