Essential Clinical Procedures

2nd Edition

Authors: Richard Dehn David Asprey Richard Dehn David Asprey
Paperback ISBN: 9781416030010
eBook ISBN: 9781437710762
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 13th December 2006
Page Count: 580

Description

Written by foremost experts in the field, the 2nd Edition of this concise, well-organized text presents the latest common diagnostic and treatment-related procedures that you need to know. Its clear and concise hands-on guidance takes you step by step through the "how-to's" of more than 70 procedures. You'll also find important information on what needs to be done before and immediately following a procedure. It also provides the background and rationale behind each procedure. A host of supporting information in areas such as patient education, informed consent, billing, and delivering bad news ensures that you have all of the information you need to deliver the best and safest care to your patients.

Key Features

  • Features more than 200 illustrations depicting procedure steps and other important concepts.
  • Presents information on patient preparation and the use of instruments and materials to help ensure the safe and effective performance of procedures.
  • Highlights warnings to alert you to specific dangers, and points out what not to do when performing a procedure.
  • Includes guidance on possible complications, rationales, and precautions to provide an overview of the "why," and not just the "how," of procedures.
  • Covers nonprocedural issues including informed consent, standard precautions, patient education, and procedure documentation.

Table of Contents

  1. Informed Consent

    2. Standard Precautions

    3. Sterile Technique

    4. Blood Pressure Measurement

    5. Venipuncture

    6. Obtaining Blood Cultures

    7. Inserting Intravenous Catheters

    8. Arterial Puncture

    9. Injections

    10. Recording an Electrocardiogram

    11. Exercise Stress Testing for the Primary Care Provider

    12. Endotracheal Intubation

    13. Office Pulmonary Function Testing

    14. Nasogastric Tube Placement

    15. Lumbar Puncture

    16. Urinary Bladder Catheterization

    17. Clinical Breast Examination

    18. The Pelvic Examination and Obtaining a Routine Papanicolaou’s Smear

    19. Examination of the Male Genitalia

    20. Joint and Bursal Aspiration

    21. Casting and Splinting

    22. Local Anesthesia

    23. Wound Closure

    24. Dermatologic Procedures

    25. Incision and Drainage of an Abscess

    26. Wound Dressing Techniques

    27. Cryosurgery

    28. Treating Ingrown Toenails

    29. Draining Subungual Hematomas

    30. Anoscopy

    31. Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

    32. Removal of Cerumen and Foreign Bodies from the Ear

    33. Corneal Abrasion and Ocular Foreign Body Removal

    34. Endometrial Biopsy

    35. Foot Examination of the Diabetic Patient

    36. Procedural Sedation

    37. Patient Education Concepts

    38. Outpatient Coding

    39. Documentation

    40. Giving Sad and Bad News

Details

No. of pages:
580
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781437710762
Paperback ISBN:
9781416030010

About the Author

Richard Dehn

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, College of Health and Human Services; Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Northern Arizona University Phoenix Biomedical Campus, Phoenix, Arizona

David Asprey

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies and Services, Assistant Dean, Office of Student Affairs and Curriculum, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Richard Dehn

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, College of Health and Human Services; Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Northern Arizona University Phoenix Biomedical Campus, Phoenix, Arizona

David Asprey

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies and Services, Assistant Dean, Office of Student Affairs and Curriculum, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa