Clinical Decision Making for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners provides a unique approach to clinical decision-making for a wide variety of commonly encountered primary care issues in adult and geriatric practice. This text combines guidelines for the ANP/GNP role and case studies with real-life practice examples, as well as a series of practice questions to help reinforce learning. The text is designed for both the Nurse Practitioner student as well as the newly practicing NP to help increase confidence with an application of assessment skills, diagnostic choices, and management approaches. The theory behind this text is to enable students to learn a systematic approach to clinical problems as well as apply evidence-based guidelines to direct their management decisions.
Clinical Decision Making for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners is also appropriate for Nurse Practitioners preparing to take the ANP/GNP certification exam as it features summaries of evidence-based guidelines. Faculty may also use the text to incorporate a case study approach into their courses either for classroom discussion or as assignments to facilitate clinical decision-making. Including “real-life” cases simulates what NPs will encounter in their clinical practice environments.
Features and Benefits
"Because of its organization and devotion to evidence-based practice, this book is an excellent tool for many levels of nursing. It is a valuable resource for developing critical thinking skills and determining good patient care outcomes. I like the holistic approach and the practical nature of each scenario. The authors have done an excellent job of giving reasons for each step in the process, thereby establishing a very solid framework for planning care and optimizing follow-through."
-- Sharon Thomas, BSN (MU Sinclair School of Nursing) Doody's Review
While the stated intent is to assist nurse practitioner students and practicing nurse practitioners to make improved decisions, the book is very informative and could be useful in helping nurses working in both acute and long-term care to develop treatment and care plans that address the needs of patients for whom they care.