Key Features

  • Quick-reference outline format and a wealth of tables and charts facilitate quick access to essential information.
  • Special populations assessment chapters, including adult, pediatric, and geriatric, allow for quick access to vital information for these specific age groups.
  • Provides essential instructions on which problems must be referred to a physician and which constitute an emergency.
  • Coverage includes the latest national guidelines.
  • Color insert provides visual reinforcement for a better understanding of skin disorders.
  • Compact size and spiral binding make this guide extremely versatile and portable.

Table of Contents

Unit I: History and Physical Examination
1. Adult Assessment
2. Pediatric Assessment
3. Geriatric Assessment
Unit II: Common Conditions
4. Skin Disorders
5. Respiratory and Related ENT Disorders
6. Cardiovascular Disorders
7. Vascular and Blood Disorders
8. Abdominal Disorders
9. Gynecologic Disorders
10. Common Urinary Tract Disorders
11. Neurological Disorders
12. Musculoskeletal Disorders
13. Endocrine Disorders
14. Psychiatric Disorders
15. Pediatric Disorders

Appendix A. Body Mass Index
Appendix B.  Food Sources for Selected Nutrients
Appendix C.  Peak Expiratory Flow Rate
Appendix D.  Patient Instruction Sheets
Appendix E.  Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Appendix F.  Dietary Supplements
Appendix G.  Pain Management Guidelines
Appendix H.  Herbal Therapy
Appendix I.  Suggested Hospital Admission Orders
Appendix J.  Biological Disease Agents


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About the authors

Karen Fenstermacher

Affiliations and Expertise

Family Nurse Practitioner, Mercy Primary Care, Carthage, Missouri

Barbara Hudson

Affiliations and Expertise

Family Nurse Practitioner, Ash Grove Family Care Clinic, Ash Grove, Missouri