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Principles of Practice for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, 1st edition

  • Paul Logan

Published by Pearson (June 29th 1999) - Copyright © 2000

1st edition

Principles of Practice for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

ISBN-13: 9780838581254

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Overview

As the role of nurse practitioners expand, the demand for comprehensive texts that address the diverse scope of acute care nurse practitioners (ACNPs) is also increasing. This new book meets this unique need by providing the necessary principles of competent clinical practice, including explanations of the role and duties of the ACNP and clinical aspects of care. KEY TOPICS: Included in this book are 54 chapters written by nationally recognized experts and clinicians with front-line experience. Comprehensive coverage of the information ACNPs require reduces the need for multiple texts. MARKET: Nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students.

Table of contents

I. THE ROLE OF THE ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER.

 1. The Emergence, Maturation and Future of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Role.

 2. Scope and Standards of Clinical Practice.

 3. Business Considerations for the ACNP.

 4. Licensure, Certification, and Institutional Credentialing.

 5. Professional Resources for ACNP.

 6. Legal Considerations for Practice.

 7. Ethical Decision Making.

 8. The Acure Care Nurse Practitioner as Educator.

 9. The ACNP as Researcher: Strategies for Practice.

10. Outcomes Management and the ACNP.

II. ESSENTIALS OF PRACTICE.

11. Approach to the Hospitalized Patient.

12. The History and Physical Examination.

13. Medical Reasoning.

14. Communication and Documentation.

15. Health Promotion and Illness Prevention.

III. CLINICAL SITUATIONS IN ACUTE CARE.

16. Fever and the Hospitalized Patient.

17. Nutritional Problems.

18. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Abnormalities.

19. Shock.

20. Pain Management.

21. Wound Management.

22. Poisoning & Drug Toxicity.

23. Preoperative Evaluation and Cardiac Risk Assessment.

24. Trauma.

25. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

26. Cancer Treatment.

27. Organ Donation and Transplantation.

28. Rehabilitation.

IV. APPROACH TO THE PATIENT WITH AN ACUTE ILLNESS.

29. Lipid Problems.

30. Hypertension.

31. Vascular Disease.

32. Coronary Artery Disease.

33. Valvular and Congenital Heart Disease.

34. Cardiac Surgery.

35. Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy.

36. Arrhythmias.

37. Pulmonary Problems.

38. Thoracic Surgery.

39. Endocrine Problems.

40. Neurological Problems.

41. Gastrointestinal Problems.

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