Delivers expert guidance for caring for adult and geriatric patients in the acute-care setting!
The first book of its kind, this evidence-based resource provides nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other advanced practice providers with the clinical knowledge they need to practice adult-gerontology acute care effectively. Written in a quick-reference format, this system-based text describes the common conditions health care providers are likely to see in their acute care practice. An interprofessionally contributed text, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians provide expert insight into each condition, enabling readers to categorize symptoms, be alert to the distinguishing features of disease symptoms or clusters, and find associated diagnoses.
Comprehensive yet concise descriptions of conditions include definitions, incidence, pathophysiology, common signs and symptoms, key subjective and pertinent physical exam data, differential diagnoses, diagnostic tests, and evaluation and management plans. This handy, accessible text also reinforces information with key points and includes perioperative considerations, pertinent discharge instructions and procedural guidelines.
• Presents key points for more than 90 acute care conditions in quick-reference format
• Provides perioperative considerations for such topics as preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative evaluation and management
• Disseminates 20 procedural guidelines, such as central and arterial line insertion, bronchoscopy, ECMO, endotracheal intubation, and more
• App included with purchase. See inside front cover for details!