Title Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Practice Guidelines
Author Catherine Harris
ISBN 9780826170040
List price USD 110.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 556
Book size 216 x 279 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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Delivers expert guidance for the common conditions seen in adult–gerontology acute care practice

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 effectively practice adult-gerontology acute care. In quick-reference format, this system-based text describes more than 90 common conditions health providers are likely to see in their acute care practice. In this interprofessionally contributed text, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and physician authors provide expert insight into each condition, enabling readers to categorize symptoms, be alert to the distinguishing features of disease symptoms and clusters, and find associated diagnoses.

Comprehensive descriptions of conditions encompass definitions, incidence, pathophysiology, common signs and symptoms, vital subjective and pertinent physical exam data, differential diagnoses, diagnostic tests, and evaluation and management plans. This handy, accessible text also includes perioperative considerations, discharge guidelines, treatment and disease management algorithms, and procedural guidelines.

Key Features:

  • Presents key points for more than 90 acute care conditions in quick-reference format
  • Includes considerations for such topics as preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative evaluation and management
  • Offers discharge guidelines for inpatient conditions
  • Disseminates over 20 procedural guidelines, such as central and arterial line insertion, bronchoscopy, ECMO, endotracheal intubation, and more
  • Ebook included!






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Part I. Acute Care Guidelines By System

Chapter 1: HEENT Guidelines • Conjunctivitis • Pharyngitis • Sinusitis

Chapter 2. Pulmonary Guidelines • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome • Asthma • Chronic Obstructive • Pulmonary Disease • Pleural Effusions • Pneumonia • Pulmonary Embolism • Restrictive Lung Disease

Chapter 3. Cardiac Guidelines • Acute Coronary Syndromes • Angina • Arrhythmias • Dyslipidemia • Heart Failure • Hypertension • Pericardial Effusions • Valvular Heart Disease

Chapter 4. Gastrointestinal Guidelines • Acute Abdomen • Cirrhosis • Drug Induced Liver Injury • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease • Gastrointestinal Bleeding • Hepatitis-Alcoholic • Hepatitis-Autoimmune • Hepatitis A • Hepatitis B • Hepatitis C • Inflammatory Bowel Disease • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease • Pancreatitis • Peptic Ulcer Disease

Chapter 5. Nephrology Guidelines • Acute Kidney Injury • Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy • Chronic Kidney Disease • Hematuria • Hypercalcemia • Hyperkalemia • Hypermagnesemia • Hypernatremia • Hyperphosphatemia • Hypocalcemia • Hypokalemia • Hypomagnesemia • Hyponatremia • Hypophosphatemia • Metabolic Acidosis • Nephrolithiasis • Nephrotic Syndrome • Prostatitis • Pyelonephritis • Urinary Incontinence • Urinary Tract Infection

Chapter 6. Neurology Guidelines • Anoxic Brain Injury • Brain Death • Headaches • Intracerebral Hemorrhage • Ischemic Stroke/Cerebrovascular Accident • Status Epilepticus • Transient Ischemia Attack

Chapter 7. Targeted Temperature Management Guidelines • Fever Management • Hypothermia or Targeted Temperature Management • After Cardiac Arrest

Chapter 8. Endocrine Guidelines • Adrenal Insufficiency • Diabetes Mellitus—Type 1 • Diabetes Mellitus—Type 2 • Diabetic Ketoacidosis • Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar State • Metabolic Syndrome • Pheochromcytoma • Prediabetes • Thyroid Disorder—Euthyroid Sick • Syndrome • Thyroid Disorder—Hyperthyroidism • Thyroid Disorder—Hypothyroidism • Thyroid Disorder—Myxedema Coma • Thyroid Disorder—Thyroid Storm

Chapter 9. Psychiatric Guidelines • Bipolar Disorder • Major Depressive Disorder • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder • Schizophrenia • Substance Use Disorders • Psychiatric Patient Medical Clearance

Chapter 10. Infection Guidelines • Colitis: Infective • Encephalitis • Endocarditis: Infective • Influenza • Meningitis • Necrotizing Fasiitis • Osteomyelitis • Peritonitis • Systemic Inflammatory Response • Syndrome/Bactermia/Sepsis • Septic Arthritis • Tuberculosis

Chapter 11. Peripheral Vascular Guidelines • Acute Limb Ischemia • Aortic Vessel Disease: Aneurysms of the Aorta • Carotid Artery Disease • Peripheral Artery Disease: Lower Extremity • Peripheral Artery Disease: Upper Extremity • Peripheral Vascular Disease • Thoracic Outlet Sydnrome

Chapter 12. Hematology Guidelines • Anemia • Bleeding Diatheses • Coagulopathies • Deep Vein Thrombosis • Sickle Cell Crisis

Chapter 13. Oncology Guidelines • Brain/Central Nervous System Malignancies • Breast Cancer • Gastrointestinal Cancers: Colorectal Cancer • Gastrointestinal Cancers: Gastric Cancer • Gastrointestinal Cancers: Heptatic Cancer • Gastrointestinal Cancers: Pancreatic Cancer • Gynecologic Cancers: Cervical Cancer • Gynecologic Cancers: Ovarian Cancer • Gynecologic Cancers: Endometrial Cancer • Head and Neck Cancers • Leukemias: Acute Leukemias • Leukemias: Chronic Leukemias • Leukemias: Myelodysplastic Syndromes • Leukemias: Myeloproliferative Neoplasms • Lung Cancer • Lymphomas: Hodgkin Lymphoma • Lymphomas: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma • Multiple Myeloma • Sarcoma • Skin Cancer

Chapter 14. Immune System, Connective Tissue, and Joints Guidelines • Back Pain • Compartment Syndrome of the Lower Leg • Joint Pain • Osteoarthritis • Rheumatoid Arthritis • Spondyloarthropathies • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus • Vasculitis-Variable Vessel • Vasculitis-Small Vessel • Vasculitis-Medium Vessel • Vasculitis-Large Vessel

Chapter 15. Dermatology Guidelines • Atopic Dermatitis • Cellulitis • Seborrheic Dermatitis • Stasis Dermatitis

Chapter 16. Geriatric Guidelines • Delirium • Dementia • Falls • Urinary Incontinence

Chapter 17. Trauma Guidelines • Chest Trauma • Penetrating Chest Injuries • Penetratin Intracranial Injuries • Shock • Spinal Cord Injuries • Traumatic Brain Injury


Part II: Perioperative Considerations

Chapter 18. Preoperative Evaluation and Management • Scope of Chapter • Considerations • Care Principles • Medication Management

Chapter 19. Perioperative and Intraoperative Management • Considerations • Care Principles • Medication Management

Chapter 20. Postoperative Evaluation and Management • Considerations • Care Principles • Medication Management


Part III. ProceduresAnkle-Brachial Index Measurement • Arterial Lines • Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy • Bronchoscopy • Central Venous Access • Chest Tube Insertion • Chest Tube Removal • Digital Nerve Blocks • Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation • Endotracheal Intubation • Endotracheal Extubation • External Ventricular Drain • Intraosseous Vascular Access • Long Leg Casting • Lumbar Puncture • Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter • Placement • Reduction of the Ankles • Reduction of the Fingers • Reduction of the Hip • Reduction of the Patella • Reduction of the Shoulder • Splinting • Synovial Fluid Aspiration • Thoracentesis • Transpyloric Feeding Tube Placement


Part IV. Special TopicsEnd of Life Considerations • Health Prevention and Screening • Hemodynamic Monitoring Devices • Telemedicine in Acute Care • Transitional Care


APPENDIXAppendix: Normal Lab Values


About the Editor:

Catherine Harris, PhD, MBA, AGACNP, is an associate professor of graduate programs and faculty in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She earned her PhD in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Drexel University before becoming credentialed as an acute-care NP at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Harris specializes in neurocritical care, having presented extensively on ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. She has been a mentee for Fellows of American Association of Nurse Practitioner Mentorship Program and has won numerous research grants in neurocritical care and global health.

Target Audience:

This interprofessionally contributed text will help nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians to effectively practice adult-gerontology acute care.

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