Primary Care - 4th Edition

Primary Care

4th Edition

A Collaborative Practice

Authors: Terry Buttaro JoAnn Trybulski Patricia Polgar-Bailey Joanne Sandberg-Cook
Imprint: Mosby


Written by and for Nurse Practitioners from a unique collaborative perspective, Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice, 4th Edition, prepares you to provide care for all of the major disorders of adults seen in the outpatient setting. Evidence-based content reflects the latest guidelines for primary care of hundreds of conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, and sexually transmitted infections. Now in full color, the 4th Edition includes chapters on emerging topics such as genetics, obesity, lifestyle management, and emergency preparedness. Combining a special blend of academic and clinical expertise, the author team provides a practical text/reference that promotes a truly collaborative primary care practice.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive, evidence-based content incorporates the latest standardized guidelines for primary care in today's fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Unique! A collaborative perspective, reflecting the key roles of NPs, MDs, PAs, PharmDs, and others, promotes seamless continuity of care.
  • A consistent format from chapter to chapters facilitates learning and clinical reference value.
  • Diagnostics and Differential Diagnosis boxes provide a quick reference for diagnosing disorders and helping to develop effective management plans.
  • Physician Consultation icons highlight situations or conditions in which consultation is either recommended or necessary.
  • Emergency Referral icons identify signs and symptoms that indicate the need for immediate referral to an emergency facility.
  • Co-management with Specialists discussions help you provide truly collaborative care in the outpatient setting.
  • Complementary and alternative therapies are addressed where supported by solid research evidence.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction
1. The Changing Landscape of Collaborative Practice

2. Translating Research Into Clinical Practice

3. The Patient, the Provider, and Primary Care: An Integrated Perspective

4. Professional Integrity and Decision-Making in Primary Care

5. Population-Based Care for Primary Care Providers

6. Reimbursement for Nurse Practitioner Services

7. Health Literacy, Health Care Disparities, and Culturally Competent Primary Care

8. Genetic Considerations in Primary Care NEW!

Part 2: Issues in Primary Care
9. Adolescent Issues

10. Pregnancy and Prenatal Care

11. Lactation Guidance

12. Principles of Geriatric Primary Care and Common Geriatric Syndromes

13. Palliative and End-of Life Care

14. Sleep Disorders

15. Chronic Pain

16. Rehabilitation

Part 3: Health Maintenance
17. Obesity and Weight Management NEW!

18. Lifestyle Management NEW!

19. Routine Health Screening and Immunization

20. Principles of Occupational and Environmental Health in Primary Care

21. College Health

22. Health Care and the International Traveler

23. Presurgical Clearance

24. Preparticipation Sports Physical

Part 4: Office Emergencies
25. Emergency Preparedness, Recognition, and Response in Primary Care NEW!

26. Acute Bronchospasm

27. Anaphylaxis

28. Bites and Stings

29. Bradycardia and Tachycardia

30. Cardiac Arrest

31. Chemical Exposure

32. Electrical Injuries

33. Head Trauma

34. Hypotension

35. Poisoning

36. Sexual Assault

37. Syncope

38. Thermal Injuries

Part 5: Evaluation and Management of Skin Disorders
39. Examinatio


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About the Author

Terry Buttaro

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Clinical Professor, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts; Adjunct Faculty, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts; Coastal Medical Associates, Salisbury, Massachusetts

JoAnn Trybulski

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, DNP Program, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Doral, Florida

Patricia Polgar-Bailey

Affiliations and Expertise

Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Manager, UVa-Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia

Joanne Sandberg-Cook

Affiliations and Expertise

Adult/Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire; Instructor in Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire