Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners

Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners

5th Edition - March 23, 2019
  • Authors: Karen Fenstermacher, Barbara Hudson
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323554947
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323594813

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The latest evidence-based guidelines to prepare you for FNP practice! Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners, 5th Edition provides essential, information on the latest national and international guidelines and evidence-based protocols for primary care patients of all ages. Key details are easy to find with the book’s concise, outline-style guidelines and abundant summary tables and charts. Content highlights now include the use of bold type for "not-to-be-missed" content, bold italic type for non-urgent/non-emergent interprofessional referrals, and bold italic type plus an eye-catching icon for urgent/emergent interprofessional referrals. In addition to coverage of the most common conditions seen in outpatient settings, this edition includes the latest information on topics such as jaundice, fever of unknown origin, and unexpected weight loss. Plus, the popular Practice Pearls boxes have been expanded throughout the book.

Key Features

  • Current, evidence-based guidelines for patients of all ages provide the latest guidance for management of disorders commonly seen by FNPs in primary care settings.
  • Concise outline format makes it easy to locate essential information quickly.
  • Quick-reference tables and charts include pediatric conditions charts, comparative charts for similar disorders, and health maintenance guidelines charts.
  • Full-color photos of common clinical manifestations provides an illustrated, quick reference to common skin disorders.
  • Need-to-know coverage of the most common disorders seen in family practice helps familiarize you with situations you’ll often encounter in practice.

Table of Contents

  • Unit I: History and Physical Examination
    1. Adult Assessment
    2. Pediatric Assessment
    3. Geriatric Assessment
    4. Laboratory and Diagnostic Pearls

    Unit II: Common Conditions
    5. Skin Conditions
    6. Respiratory Conditions
    7. Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Conditions
    8. Cardiovascular Disorders
    9. Peripheral Vascular and Hematologic Disorders
    10. Abdominal Disorders
    11. Gynecologic Disorders
    12. Common Urinary Tract Disorders
    13. Neurological Disorders
    14. Musculoskeletal Conditions
    15. Pain
    16. Endocrine Disorders
    17. Pediatric Disorders
    18. Psychiatric Disorders

    Appendix A: Food Sources for Selected Nutrients

    Appendix B: Peak Expiratory Flow Rate Chart


Product details

  • No. of pages: 505
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: March 23, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323554947
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323594813

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