Title Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings, 12/e
Author Heidi Collins Fantasia, Allyssa L. Harris, Holly B. Fontenot
ISBN 9780826173263
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 520
Book size 152 x 228 mm
Publishing year 2021
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Delivers the latest evidence-based guidelines you need to ensure excellence in clinical practice!

Now in its 12th edition, this authoritative resource continues to represent the gold standard for nursing management of common gynecological conditions for women throughout the life span. It includes contributions from prominent specialists focusing on specific areas of gynecological health, in addition to the vanguard contributions of three new lead Editors with decades of experience in varied health care settings.

The 12th edition is substantially updated with pivotal topics, current evidence-based practice guidelines, real-life case studies, and improved patient teaching materials that foster translation of information to practice. Clinical guidelines, appendices, and bibliographies are extensively revised to reflect the most current evidence-based information, research, and consensus from national health organizations.


New and Revised Chapters:

  • New section on women’s health: adolescents, sexual and gender minority persons, and individuals with mental health considerations
  • Updated breast and cervical cancer screening guidelines
  • Acute and chronic gynecologic conditions
  • STIs and prevention and management of HPV-associated cancers
  • Perimenopause and postmenopausal care


Key Features:

  • Evidence-based guidelines, empirically proven to improve patient outcomes
  • Outline format ensures quick and easy access to essential information
  • Updated bibliography for each guideline, including relevant websites with additional resources
  • New PowerPoint slides for ease of use by qualified instructors
  • Transition guide to assist instructors in incorporating new edition content into their courses







Chapter 1. Well-Woman Initial/Annual Gynecologic Exam (Heidi Collins Fantasia)

Chapter 2. Safe Practices for Clinicians (Allyssa L. Harris)

Chapter 3. Complementary and Alternative Therapies (Heidi Collins Fantasia)

Chapter 4. Substance Use and Abuse (Heidi Collins Fantasia)

Chapter 5. Weight Management (Allyssa L. Harris)

Chapter 6. Guidelines for Assessing Women Who Have Experienced Abuse and Violence (Heidi Collins Fantasia)

Chapter 7. Care of Sexual and Gender Minority Individuals (Holly B. Fontenot)

Chapter 8. Adolescent Sexual and Gynecologic Health (Holly B. Fontenot)

Chapter 9. Women’s Emotional and Mental Health (Heidi Collins Fantasia)



Chapter 10. Methods of Contraception and Family Planning (Heidi Collins Fantasia) • Barrier Methods • Contraceptive Spermicides and Condoms • Emergency Contraception • Hormonal Contraception • Intrauterine Devices • Natural Family Planning • Sterilization

Chapter 11. Preconception Care (Heidi Collins Fantasia)



Chapter 12. Breast Conditions (Allyssa L. Harris) • Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines • Abnormal Breast Discharge • Breast Mass • Mastalgia/Breast Pain

Chapter 13. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Management of Cervical Abnormalities (Holly B. Fontenot) • Cervicitis • Human Papillomavirus • Routine Screening for Cervical Cancer

Chapter 14. Genitourinary Tract Conditions (Kimberly Angelini) • Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome • Urinary Tract Infection

Chapter 15. Infertility (Carol Lesser)

Chapter 16. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (Kimberly Angelini)

Chapter 17. Medical Abortion (Allyssa L. Harris) • Overview of Medical Abortion • Postabortion Care: Medical and Surgical • Postabortion Complications

Chapter 18. Menstrual Disorders (Heidi Collins Fantasia) • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding • Amenorrhea • Dysmenorrhea • Premenstrual Syndrome

Chapter 19. Gynecologic and Pelvic Conditions (Heidi Collins Fantasia) • Abdominal Pain (Generalized) • Acute and Chronic Pelvic Pain • Bartholin’s Cyst, Bartholinitis • Dysesthetic Vulvodynia • Endometriosis • Pelvic Mass • Uterine Leiomyomata (Fibroids) • Vulvar Conditions • Vulvar Dermatology

Chapter 20. Perimenopause and Postmenopause (Allyssa L. Harris) • General Care Measures • Hormone Therapy • Atrophic Vaginitis • Osteoporosis

Chapter 21. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Heidi Collins Fantasia)

Chapter 22. Sexual Dysfunction (Allyssa L. Harris)

Chapter 23. Sexually Transmitted Infections (Heidi Collins Fantasia) • Chancroid • Chlamydia trachomatis Infection • Condylomata Acuminata (Genital Warts) • Genital Herpes Simplex • Gonorrhea • Granuloma Inguinale • Hepatitis • HIV/AIDS • Lymphogranuloma Venereum • Molluscum Contagiosum • Pediculosis (Lice) • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease • Scabies • Syphilis • Trichomoniasis

Chapter 24. Vaginitis and Vaginosis (Holly B. Fontenot) • Normal Vaginal Flora • Bacterial Vaginosis • Candidiasis • Tips for Microscopic Examination



Chapter 25. Case Studies • Case Study 1: Contraception (Chapter 10) • Case Study 2: Preconception Care (Chapter 11)  • Case Study 3: Breast Conditions (Chapter 12) • Case Study 4: HPV and Cervical Abnormalities (Chapter 13) • Case Study 5: Genitourinary Tract Conditions (Chapter 14) • Case Study 6: Infertility (Chapter 15) • Case Study 7: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (Chapter 16) • Case Study 8: Medical Abortion (Chapter 17) • Case Study 9: Menstrual Disorders (Chapter 18) • Case Study 10: Gynecologic Conditions (Chapter 19) • Case Study 11: Peri- and Postmenopause (Chapter 20) • Case Study 12: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Chapter 21) • Case Study 13: Sexual Dysfunction (Chapter 22) • Case Study 14: Sexually Transmitted Infections (Chapter 23) • Case Study 15: Vaginitis and Vaginosis (Chapter 24)

Chapter 26. “For Your Information”: Education Templates for Electronic Records • Bacterial Vaginosis • Candidiasis (Monilia) Yeast Infection • Care After Abortion • Cervical Cap (FemCap) • Chlamydia trachomatis • Contraceptive Implant • Contraceptive Patch • Contraceptive Vaginal Ring • Cystitis (UTI) • Diaphragm • Genital Herpes Simplex • Genital Warts (Condylomata Acuminata) • Gonorrhea • Hormone Therapy • Intrauterine Device • Lice (Pediculosis) • Osteoporosis • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome • Preconception Care • Premenstrual Syndrome • Scabies • Smoking Cessation • Stress or Urge Urinary Incontinence • Syphilis • Trichomoniasis • Vaginal Contraceptive Sponge

APPENDIX A: Abuse Assessment Screen

APPENDIX B: Danger Assessment: Women With Male or Female Partners

APPENDIX C: HIV Risk Assessment • HIV Testing • HIV Prevention

APPENDIX D: Women and Heart Disease: Risk Factor Assessment

APPENDIX E: Endometrial Biopsy

APPENDIX F: Differential Diagnosis of Vaginitis and Vaginosis

APPENDIX G: Body Mass Conversion Table



About the Authors:

Heidi Collins Fantasia, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, is an associate professor in the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences, Solomont School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and has been a board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner since 1997. She has practiced clinically in a variety of settings including obstetrics/gynecology, primary care, and a Title X public health clinic. She is the author of more than 80 publications, including peer-reviewed manuscripts, books, and book chapters that focus on various aspects of women’s health throughout the life span. Her research interests include the intersection of violence and the reproductive health of women, including violence screening, women’s experiences of violence, issues surrounding sexual consent and coercion, and human trafficking. Dr. Fantasia is on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health and is a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow in the National Academies of Practice. She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing and previously served on the Editorial Advisory Board for the journal Nursing for Women’s Health. Dr. Fantasia received a bachelor of science in nursing from Salem State College in Salem, Massachusetts, and master’s and doctoral degrees from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Boston College prior to joining the faculty at the University of Massachusetts.


Allyssa L. Harris, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, is an associate professor and program director for the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program at the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College. Dr. Harris has been a board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner since 1996 and has practiced clinically in a variety of settings, including federally qualified community health centers and family planning agencies. She currently provides care to patients at Health Quarters, Inc., in Beverly, Massachusetts. She has authored numerous data-based and clinical publications. Dr. Harris’ program of research centers on reducing adolescent sexual risk behaviors. In particular, she is focused on understanding the role of parent–adolescent sexual communication and media influences on sexual risk behaviors. She has received awards for Education from the New England Regional Black Nurses Association and the Inspiration in Women’s Health award from the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health. She is a member of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). Dr. Harris is the president of the Boston College Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board and a column editor for the journal Nursing for Women’s Health. Dr. Harris received her associate degree in nursing from Gardner-Webb College, Boiling Springs, North Carolina, and her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Boston College.


Holly B. Fontenot, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FAAN, is an associate professor at the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College and has been a board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner since 2000. She has practiced in multiple settings, but for the past 10 years she has maintained clinical privileges at the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center, a program of Fenway Health. Fenway Health is a federally funded health center that focuses on providing quality/competent care for sexual and gender minority persons. Dr. Fontenot is also Adjunct Faculty at The Fenway Institute, an internationally recognized research institute, and an educational consultant for the STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at the Boston Department of Public Health. Dr. Fontenot was the Program Director for the Boston College Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program for over 10 years. Her nationally funded program of research focuses on enhancing care delivery associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, sexually transmitted infections (STI)/HIV prevention, and elucidating the importance of sexual and gender minority-affirming care on health outcomes. She has authored numerous national webinars/presentations and publications. Dr. Fontenot is a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow in the National Academies of Practice and has held leadership positions in both nursing and multidisciplinary national health societies. Dr. Fontenot received her bachelor of science from the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing at Mercer University and her master’s and doctoral degrees from Boston College.

Target Audience:

This book is useful for nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, physician assistants, students preparing for these roles, and other health professionals who care for women across the life span in a variety of settings.

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