Title Advanced Health Assessment of Women, 4/e
Subtitle Clinical Skills and Procedures
Author Helen A. Carcio, R. Mimi Secor
ISBN 9780826124241
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 670
Book size 165 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2019
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Written for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives, and other primary care providers, this new edition of Advanced Health Assessment of Women, continues to deliver the clinical skills required to care for the unique healthcare needs of women. This text delves into the growing role of the advanced practice clinician, establishing a foundation for and an understanding of the rationale behind the techniques and procedures described. Master’s level and doctoral level curricula provide basic content for the advanced practice clinician but may not provide sufficient education and training regarding advanced women’s health skills and procedures. This practical manual is designed to fill that gap, linking theory to clinical practice using critical thinking.

Using a clear and concise outline format, Advanced Health Assessment of Women avoids unnecessary jargon and cuts straight to the clinical skills, techniques, and procedures the advanced practice provider needs to know. Content progresses from simple to complex, covering basic assessment and physiology, health history, physical examination, and specific investigative procedures. Each technique and procedure outlined contains detailed descriptions, strategies for patient preparation, and recommended follow up, accompanied by a comprehensive list of equipment. In this new edition, all content has been reviewed and expanded to reflect the most updated evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

Key Features:

  • Clinical procedures that are on the leading edge in the expanded role of the advanced practice clinician
  • Detailed descriptions of advanced assessment techniques with plentiful tables and figures
  • Special chapter on urinary incontinence includes diagnosis of bladder dysfunction
  • Appendices contain patient information handouts and practice forms that can be adapted for practice
  • Unique chapter: selection and insertion of the vaginal pessary


New to this edition:
  • NEW Chapter: Assessment of Transgender Persons
  • Revisions of clinical guidelines and procedures for menopause, cervical cancer screening, and osteoporosis chapters
  • Treatment summary sections for selected chapters such as PCOS, AUB, vulvodynia, obesity, and urinary incontinence





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Unit I. Female Reproduction

Chapter 1. Anatomy and Physiology of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems (Helen A. Carcio)

Chapter 2. The Reproductive Cycle (Helen A. Carcio)


Unit II. Health Assessment

Chapter 3. The Health History (Helen A. Carcio and Paula Brooks)

Chapter 4. The Physical Examination (Helen A. Carcio and R. Mimi Secor)

Chapter 5. Assessment of the Skin (Kathleen Haycraft and Susan T. Voss)

Chapter 6. Assessment of the Female Breast (Kelli Gosch, Jennifer Dentler, and Helen A. Carcio)


Unit III. Evaluation of Special Populations

Chapter 7. Assessment of the Pregnant Woman (Katharine Green)

Chapter 8. Assessment and Clinical Evaluation of Obesity in Women (Frances M. Sahebzamani, Melissa P. Cooley, and Yolanda R. Hill)

Chapter 9. Lesbian Health (Don’t Ask . . . Won’t Tell: Lesbian Women and Women Who Have Sex With Women (Yvette Marie Petti)

Chapter 10. Gynecological Examination of the Transgender Patient (Teri Bunker)


Unit IV. Evaluation of Special Gynecologic Problems

Chapter 11. Assessment of Menopausal Status (Diane Todd Pace and R. Mimi Secor)

Chapter 12. Osteoporosis and Evaluation of Fracture Risk (Nancy R. Berman, Richard S. Pope, and Cathy R. Kessenich)

Chapter 13. Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) and Vulvovaginal Atrophy (Diane Todd Pace and R. Mimi Secor)

Chapter 14. Assessment of Pelvic Pain (Amy Mandeville O’Meara)

Chapter 15. Assessment of Vulvar Pain and Vulvodynia (Deborah A. Lipkin)

Chapter 16. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Yvette Marie Petti and R. Mimi Secor)

Chapter 17. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (Ivy M. Alexander and Annette Jakubisin-Konicki)


Unit V. Evaluation of the Pelvic Floor

Chapter 18. Pelvic Organ Prolapse (Helen A. Carcio)

Chapter 19. Urinary Incontinence (Helen A. Carcio)


Unit VI. Assessment of Women at Risk

Chapter 20. The Female Sexual-Assault Victim (Karen A. Kalmakis)

Chapter 21. Intimate Partner Violence (Karen A. Kalmakis)

Chapter 22. Sexually Transmitted Infections (R. Mimi Secor and Iris Stendig-Raskin)


Unit VII. Infertility and Subfertility Assessment

Chapter 23. Initial Evaluation of Infertility (Carol Lesser)

Chapter 24. Methods to Detect Ovulation (Carol Lesser)

Chapter 25. Donor Insemination (Carol Lesser)


Unit VIII. Contraception

Chapter 26. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (R. Mimi Secor and Iris Stendig-Raskin)

Chapter 27. The FemCap (Rebecca Koeniger-Donohue)

Chapter 28. Intrauterine Contraception (Marcia Denine, R. Mimi Secor, and Aimee Chism Holland)

Chapter 29. Contraceptive Implants (R. Mimi Secor and Kahlil A. Demonbreun)


Unit IX. Investigative Procedures and Workups

Chapter 30. Cervical Cancer Prevention (Nancy R. Berman and Rebecca Koeniger-Donohue)

Chapter 31. Vaginal Microscopy (R. Mimi Secor and Helen A. Carcio)

Chapter 32. Maturation Index (Helen A. Carcio)

Chapter 33. Sonohysteroscopy (Fluid Contrast Ultrasound) (Helen A. Carcio)

Chapter 34. Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (Constance A. Roche and Nancie Petrucelli)

Chapter 35. Urinalysis (Helen A. Carcio)

Chapter 36. The Simple Cystometrogram (Helen A. Carcio)

Chapter 37. Pelvic Floor Electrical Stimulation (Helen A. Carcio)

Chapter 38. Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation (Helen A. Carcio)


Unit X. Advanced Skills

Chapter 39. Vulvar Cancer and Biopsy (Aimee Chism Holland and Helen A. Carcio)

Chapter 40. Endometrial Biopsy (Helen A. Carcio)

Chapter 41. Acrochordonectomy (Helen A. Carcio)

Chapter 42. Cervical Polypectomy (Helen A. Carcio)

Chapter 43. Incision and Drainage of Bartholin’s Abscess (Helen A. Carcio)

Chapter 44. Intrauterine Insemination (Carol Lesser)

Chapter 45. Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (Leslie Saltzstein Wooldridge)

Chapter 46. Pessary Insertion (Helen A. Carcio)



About the Authors:

Helen A. Carcio, MS, MEd, ANP-BC, has been involved in women’s healthcare, both educationally and clinically, for the past 30 years. For 10 years, she was an associate clinical professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in the nurse practitioner program, where she was awarded the distinguished teaching medal. During that time, she wrote the “Women’s Health Matters” column for the Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Massachusetts. The column addressed the healthcare needs of women in the community and offered a forum for women to address their concerns. She has written books on pathophysiology, infertility, and health assessments, and received the national Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneur of the Year award from Advance for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

Ms. Carcio practices independently, is the director and founder of the Health & Continence Institute of New England, and offers workshops on launching continence-care programs. She has established multiple bladder health centers nationally and continues to offer consultation services to other centers with the same focus. In addition, Ms. Carcio is a highly sought-after lecturer on women’s health, bladder health issues, and incontinence. She has written numerous feature articles in the nationally recognized publication Advance for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, for which she was a member of the advisory board. She is currently a member of the editorial advisory board for Women’s Health Care: A Clinical Journal for NPs and has also written many articles for that publication focusing on pelvic health. Ms. Carcio was also the winner of the National Association for Continence (NAFC) Continence Care Champion Award. She recently was the recipient of the Spirit of Women’s Golden Pelvic Award for her work with pelvic health and urinary incontinence. She is on the clinical advisory board on the development of new products for women for Kimberly–Clark.

R. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, is a nurse practitioner (NP), national speaker/educator, and consultant. She has worked for 41 years as a family nurse practitioner specializing in women’s health and more recently in health/fitness. In 2015, Dr. Secor earned her DNP degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah. Dr. Secor is senior faculty at Advanced Practice Education Associates (APEA) in Lafayette, Louisiana, and guest lecturer at NP programs in New England and around the country. She has also published extensively, including this coauthored text, Advanced Health Assessment of Women: Clinical Skills and Procedures, and her 2018 coauthored book, Fast Facts About the Gynecologic Exam: A Professional Guide for NPs, PAs, and Midwives (Second Edition). Dr. Secor has received several awards for her contributions to the NP profession, including the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (MCNP) and the 2015 Student Service Award from Rocky Mountain University.

Target Audience:

People interested in women’s health and nursing.


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