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Procedures for Primary Care Practitioners

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.

Spiral Bound, 480 Pages

Published: August 2002

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-01619-3


  • Alphabetical Procedure List
    1. Issues Relating to Primary Care Procedures NEW!
    2. General Laboratory Procedures
    Basic concepts of specimen collection
    Blood cultures
    Finger stick blood glucose testing
    3. Dermatological Procedures
    Skin Preparation
    Wound care
    Topical application of hemostatic agents NEW!
    Anesthesia – topical, local & digital nerve block
    Suturing simple lacerations
    Suture removal NEW!
    Wound closure with topical skin adhesive NEW!
    Staple insertion and removal NEW and ADVANCED!
    Skin lesion removal
    Excision biopsy (elliptical) ADVANCED!
    Punch biopsy NEW and ADVANCED!
    Shave biopsy NEW and ADVANCED!
    Wart removal
    Abscess incision and drainage
    Cyst removal
    Skin tag removal
    Skin Specimen Collection
    Scabies scraping NEW!
    Herpes scraping – Tzanck smear NEW!
    Fungal scraping – the KOH test
    Other Types of Wound Care
    Care of first and second degree burns NEW!
    Ulcer debridement
    Unna paste boot and debridement for stasis, ischemic and diabetic foot ulcers NEW!
    Foot and Nail Care
    Nail care in the at-risk patient NEW!
    Corn and callus management
    Ingrown toenail and paronychia management
    Subungual hematoma evacuation
    Nail avulsion NEW!
    Skin Trauma Resulting from Bites or Foreign Objects
    Animal and human bites NEW!
    Fishhook removal NEW!
    Tick removal
    Foreign body removal from skin NEW!
    Ring removal NEW!
    Body piercing NEW!
    Skin caught in zipper NEW!
    4. Eye, Ear, Nose, and Mouth Procedures
    Eye Procedures
    Removal of foreign body from the eye
    Treatment of corneal abrasion
    Ear Procedures
    Removal of foreign body from the ear
    Cerumen disimpaction
    Tympanometry NEW!
    Audiometry NEW!
    Nose Procedures
    Epistaxis and nasal packing
    Removal of foreign body from the nose
    Mouth Procedures
    Tooth avulsion and fracture NEW!
    5. Respiratory Procedures
    Nebulizer treatment
    Peak flow meter NEW!
    6. Cardiovascular Procedures
    Continuous electrocardiography (Holter monitoring)
    Doppler ultrasound of lower extremities
    7. Gastrointestinal Procedures
    Nasogastric tube insertion and removal
    Gastric lavage
    Rectal prolapse reduction
    Treatment for Hemorrhoids NEW!
    8. Orthopedic Procedures
    Fracture immobilization
    Splinting – wrist and hand
    Splinting – ankle sprains
    Reduction of subluxed radial head
    Arthrocentesis and joint or bursae injection NEW and ADVANCED!
    Ganglion cyst aspiration NEW!
    9. Genitourinary Procedures NEW!
    Prostate massage NEW!
    Bedside cystometrogram
    Self-injection treatments for impotence NEW!
    Urine culture
    10. 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 NEW and ADVANCED!
    Incision and drainage of Bartholin cyst NEW and ADVANCED!
    Intrauterine device (IUD) NEW and ADVANCED!
    11. General Procedures of X-Ray Interpretation
    A: Sample checklist for certification
    B: Informed consent form
    C: Sample patient education handout


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