This title provides a collection of the procedures most commonly performed by adult and family nurse practitioners in the ambulatory care setting. Written in an easy-to-understand style, it offers step-by-step instructions with rationales, illustrations, and clinical tips. A handy reference tool for the student, novice, or experienced nurse practitioner in any clinical setting.
Divided into logical sections by major body systems, the book is easy to follow. Each procedure has seven sections: overview, health promotion/prevention, specific options for the performance of the procedure, rationale, indications, contraindications and equipment required. Post procedure instructions for patients are provided. In addition, the book provides current CPT codes for each procedure to assist with accurate billing. Although it does contain procedures that are normally beyond the scope of NPs, these are helpful in order to advise patients and assist others in a practice. The references are current and appropriate.
"This practical guide is valuable for any nurse practitioner to have in his/her clinical library. I have not seen any other book published that has nurse practitioners' practice specifically addressed. A must have for student, new and experienced nurse practitioners."
-- Margaret Holder, RN, PhD, FNP-C (Naval Hospital Jacksonville) Doody's Review
Intended for both new nurse practitioners preparing to enter practice and for experienced nurse practitioners seeking to enhance their clinical procedure skills. In addition, the book can serve as a guide for the development of procedure protocols for administrators or clinicians in ambulatory care practices.