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Nurse Practitioners Clinical Skills and Professional Issues

ISBN-10: 0750688017

ISBN-13: 9780750688017

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Mike Walsh

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Description:

This is a comprehensive text for nurse practitioners that integrates the required clinical skills with professional and theoretical issues in one book. It uses a systems approach to cover the most frequently presenting problems that the nurse practitioner will encounter. The scope of the book then widens to include psychological and emotional problems as well as the special needs of children and those patients with chronic health problems. Using a practical approach the content is based on current best evidence. The book has been derived from the editors experience as a course team running the RCN Institute BSc Nurse Practitioner course in Lancaster and Carlisle. Nurse practitioners is an essential purchase for all nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students. It is relevant to both primary and secondary care, and fulfils the needs of those nurses working towards a higher level of autonomous practice. Comprehensive coverage of the new clinical skills that NPs will need in their expanding roles will give them confidence and enable them to pass their courses Highly illustrated with clear line drawings to aid understanding and learning Subject experts have contributed to various chapters to ensure that best practice is given throughout End of chapter summaries aid revision Reference lists facilitate further study Fully updated in line with clinical and policy developments and includes new material in the form of research studies and literature The pharmacology content of each chapter has been increased to reflect the development of nurse prescribing and the growth of patient group directives New chapters on: Blood Disorders, Endocrine Disorders, Common Paediatric Problems, Common Mental Problems New user friendly page design and layout
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Book details

List price: $66.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 1/4/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Contributors
Preface
Clinical practice
Problem solving
Taking a history
Disorders of the skin
The head and neck
The nervous system
Vision and the eye
The cardiovascular system
The respiratory system
Abdominal disorders
The male reproductive system
The female reproductive system
The musculoskeletal system
Blood disorders
The endocrine system
Common paediatric problems
Child health and the role of the nurse practitioner
Promoting health
Assessment and management of the patient with chronic health problems
The patient as partner in care
Therapeutic communication and mental health problems
Professional and legal issues
Development of the nurse practitioner role
The professional and legal framework for the nurse practitioner
Index