Fast Facts About Sexually Transmitted Infections Stis

Author by : Meredith J Scannell, PhD, MSN, MPH, CNM, SANE
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Total Read : 70
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Description : This is the first book to provide practical and accessible guidance for frontline nurses in the delivery of effective, compassionate care to patients with STIs. With a focus on these infections as a growing global-health problem, this book helps facilitate early identification, treatment, and prevention, including counseling and behavioral interventions. This guide reviews common sexually transmitted diseases in depth, providing epidemiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, long-term sequelae, disease transmission, diagnosis, and recommended treatment. It focuses on nursing-specific interventions that include understanding a sensitive and appropriate patient history, interpreting a holistic consideration of patient lifestyle, and linking population-specific patient education and counseling. Written in quick-access Fast Facts format with bulleted information and concise paragraphs, each disease-related chapter provides a lifespan-specific section on pregnant women, adolescents and older adult patients, and nursing considerations for setting specific patient approaches. Links to government websites, such as updated screening guidelines, are incorporated throughout. Key Features: Provides expert guidance from an accomplished forensic nurse/nurse midwife Addresses the most common STIs to facilitate accurate differential diagnosis and management li>Considers to needs of special populations to provide individualized, culturally sensitive care Offers evidence-based patient information, prevention, and counseling guidance to maximize positive public health outcomes


Fast Facts Sexually Transmitted Infections

Author by : Anne Edwards
Languange : en
Publisher by : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 79
Total Download : 800
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Description : Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), particularly human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, are an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and are responsible for the loss of many productive years. They have a disproportionate impact on adolescents and young adults. Every family physician now encounters patients with STIs. 'Fast Facts: Sexually Transmitted Infections' provides a useful summary of current thinking on the diagnosis and effective management of these wide-ranging infections. This concise, practical and very logical presentation on the clinical management of STIs is aimed at general physicians, specialist nurses, trainees in genitourinary medicine, and laboratory staff. • Covers US and UK treatment guidelines in detail • Includes excellent sections on sexual history taking and basic screening • The counselling section is practical, applied and based on real experience • Includes plentiful, high-quality illustrations and highlighted management plans Contents: • Epidemiology and control • Approach to the patient • Urethritis • Vaginal discharge • Genital dermatoses, vulvitis and balanitis • Genital ulcer disease • Pelvic inflammatory disease and epididymo-orchitis • Genital pain syndromes • Bacterial infections • Herpes simplex, human papillomavirus and molluscum contagiosum • Blood-borne viruses: hepatitis B and C, HIV and AIDS • Trichomoniasis, pediculosis and scabies • Useful resources


Sexually Transmitted Infections

Author by : Anne Edwards
Languange : en
Publisher by : Health Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 93
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Description : Ubiquitous and insidious, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are responsible for much morbidity and mortality across the globe. STIs are also important co-factors in the sexual transmission of HIV. This title covers issues surrounding counselling, differential diagnoses and management pertinent to today's practising physicians.


Fast Facts For The Clinical Nurse Leader

Author by : Janice Wilcox, DNP, RN, CNL
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Total Read : 60
Total Download : 995
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Description : Facilitates a seamless transition from CNL student to CNL practitioner This unique, quick-access handbook delivers practice essentials for Clinical Nurse Leaders in all settings. Focusing on the broad responsibilities of the advanced clinicians in this growing field, this book provides evidence-based, step-by-step guidelines for incorporating the required CNL competencies into day-to-day practice. This Fast Facts guide describes the principles of evidence-based practice, quality improvement processes, care transitions, and patient and nursing advocacy, while covering the complex environments that CNLs are expected to lead and manage. Additionally, tips are included for marketing the CNL role to facilitate change, advocate for Nursing and Populations, and disseminate your individual accomplishments to organizational leaders. Each chapter includes objectives, vignettes, case scenarios, and lessons learned based on the experiences of the authors. Key Features: The only resource of its kind to supports CNL students as they transition into practice Provides the basics of quality improvement and evidence-based practice Serves as a quick-access reference for day-to-day responsibilities Helps CNLs to produce positive outcomes that sustain the CNL role Includes guidance to find quality job opportunities and get hired


Fast Facts About Medical Cannabis And Opioids

Author by : Gregory Smith, MD
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Total Read : 32
Total Download : 326
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Description : Note to Readers: Publisher does not guarantee quality or access to any included digital components if book is purchased through a third-party seller. Helps nurses to provide the best and safest care for patients suffering from chronic pain This is the first book to discuss the use of medical cannabis in helping combat the opioid crisis, relieving pain, and reversing opioid addiction rates. With information presented in short chapters with bulleted content, this concise resource delivers all the information healthcare professionals need to know about non–cancer-related chronic pain, the opioid crisis, and medical cannabis. Using the most up-to-date evidence available, it examines the varied causes of chronic pain and provides a succinct overview of how cannabis can be integrated into treatment plans. Fast Facts About Medical Cannabis and Opioids delves into the epidemiology behind chronic pain, what the endocannabinoid system is, and how it works. It examines the complex interactions of opiates, cannabinoids, and the central nervous system, and answers key questions about different types of medical cannabis to promote open, honest conversations. Above all, this handbook provides the tools for obtaining unbiased, accurate information to share with patients. Key Features: Delivers a comprehensive overview of the opioid crisis in the United States and the benefits and drawbacks of medical cannabis as an alternative or supplement to opioids Discusses dos and don’ts of recommending medical cannabis to patients Provides the most up-to-date information on cannabis legislation Covers the endocannabinoid system and its biology Compares the use of opioids and medical cannabis for managing chronic pain Presents key information in short chapters, bulleted content, and figures, plus Fast Facts boxes that highlight key information


Fast Facts For Dnp Role Development

Author by : Denise Menonna-Quinn, DNP, RN-BC, AOCNS, BMTCN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 95
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Description : Illustrates how the DNP degree fosters opportunities for nurses to shape the future of healthcare The first resource of its kind, this engaging handbook delivers practical guidance on the burgeoning roles and career opportunities afforded by the DNP degree, as well as the knowledge and skills required for career advancement. It provides students and professionals with a fundamental understanding of the value of the DNP degree and how it supports opportunities for nurses to shape the future of healthcare at academic, policy, organizational, site, and patient-care levels. Following an overview of the DNP degree, along with a discussion of key competencies required for success in any DNP arena, this guide examines the various roles a DNP graduate can hold. Chapters highlight potential career paths, education and certification requirements, opportunities and challenges, and the integration of relevant AACN DNP Essentials. Reflection questions and resources for further exploration conclude each chapter. Key Features: Delivers practical guidance on the DNP degree, potential roles, and career opportunities Describes how to integrate DNP Essentials into practice Discusses key competencies required for success in any DNP role Illustrates potential career paths with education and certification requirements Promotes self-reflection with thought-provoking questions Includes resources for further exploration


Fast Facts For The Nurse Psychotherapist

Author by : Jeffrey S. Jones, DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CST, LNC
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Total Read : 42
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Description : “[A] unique addition to the sparse literature on learning to become a nurse psychotherapist.... focuses not only on psychotherapeutic techniques, but also the work a nurse must be willing to do to become a skilled and helpful therapist.... a valuable resource for both psychiatric nursing graduate students and the practicing nurse psychotherapist.” —Angie S. Chesser, PhD, RN, APRN, CNS “Human beings are hot-wired biologically for relationship-building, and as such, it is the nurse–patient relationship that becomes central to healing.... This much-needed book gives voice to the very real perils of abandoning patients to pills. It is a clarion call to return to our roots and our strengths.” —Patrice Rancour, MS, RN Fast Facts for the Nurse Psychotherapist is the first book to guide the novice and experienced psychiatric APRN on the process of truly becoming a psychotherapist. It is grounded in the concept of self-reflection as a foundation for successful psychotherapeutic practice and addresses a variety of strategies and styles that foster positive outcomes; the use of dreams and other conscious/unconscious techniques; the clinical supervision process; and how to continually grow as an individual and therapist. This resource includes a variety of tools to promote self-reflection and provides practical considerations for the work environment, billing and other administrative responsibilities, and political concerns. Abundant case examples allow the reader to “sit in” on therapy sessions. The book also offers an overview of the history of the psychiatric nurse as therapist and the seminal work of Hildegard Peplau. Written in an approachable and conversational style, this unique resource will prepare nurse psychotherapists to become mindfully ready to help their clients to the fullest. Key Features: Highlights the importance of self-reflection and delivers helpful tools to promote it Provides strategies and styles for effective therapeutic practice Allows the reader to “sit in” on therapy sessions with vivid case examples Provides a foundation for independent professional and personal growth Written in an approachable, conversational style


Fast Facts For The Critical Care Nurse Second Edition

Author by : Dina Hewett, PhD, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 27
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Description : This newly updated, quick-access guide for critical care nurses covers the most common admitting diagnoses and reviews their causes, signs and symptoms, and interventions. Critical care nursing requires astute assessment, adept communication, and the ability to multitask, as well as a high degree of adaptability. In the ICU, patient status and plan of care change constantly, presenting multifaceted problems for nurses and healthcare providers. This authoritative resource, with bulleted, bite-sized content, provides information to the busy ICU nurse in a heartbeat. Fast Facts for the Critical Care Nurse, Second Edition, has been updated with the most current evidence-based guidelines and standards. Now organized by body system, this reference presents the latest treatment modalities and provides quick access to lab values and hemodynamic parameters. Part I introduces the foundations of critical care. Part II progresses by body system to cover common procedures and interventions. Part III covers patient- and family-centered care, discussing palliative directives and organ donation. New to the Second Edition: Seven completely new chapters Chapter reorganization by body system Updated to include newest treatment modalities Speedy access to appendices with common lab values, hemodynamic parameters, IV medications, and EKG rhythm examples Key Features: Provides quick access to essential information needed on a daily basis Includes Fast Facts boxes to help guide the reader Authored by a respected nurse leader, educator, and AACN/Wharton Executive Leadership Fellow


Fast Facts For Making The Most Of Your Career In Nursing

Author by : Rhoda R. Redulla, DNP, RN-BC
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 89
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Description : Note to Readers: Publisher does not guarantee quality or access to any included digital components if book is purchased through a third-party seller. Optimize your career potential and inspire your career narrative! This how-to resource is brimming with practical strategies and guidance to help nurses advance in all stages of their professional journey. Written for professionals at all levels of education and experience, this book features a wide range of “Success Stories” from nurses who have experienced the challenges of role development firsthand. This book will be helpful to healthcare organizations in pursuing the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® and Pathway to Excellence®. It will provide insight on how healthcare organizations can best support nurses in developing professionally. This Fast Facts book addresses the importance of the Quadruple Aim throughout health care and its effects on individual nurses. It provides specific advice on confidently navigating opportunities and obstacles through networking, research, scholarly presentation, and certification. Special topics include self-care, nursing as a second career, and the transition of nurse immigrants into a career in the US. Key Features: Offers helpful advice to nurses who are “stuck” in their professional nursing journey Candid and moving examples from knowledgeable, diverse nurses Addresses the importance of working in Magnet Recognition and Pathway to Excellence Programs Explains how to develop networks, competencies, and interpersonal skills


Fast Facts For The Cardiac Surgery Nurse Third Edition

Author by : Tanya Hodge, MS, RN, CNS, CCRN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 25
Total Download : 510
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Description : A quick-access format delivers the “big picture” from pre-op to extended recovery This concise clinical guide provides cardiac care nurses with speedy access to information and guidelines they use daily. Heavily updated with the newest clinical practice information, the third edition emphasizes postoperative complications and the nursing interventions designed to prevent and treat them. It includes updated coverage of risk factors for stroke and congenital heart disease and discusses new antithrombotics and antiplatelet medications. Bulleted information, brief paragraphs, boxed indicators highlighting key information, and Fast Facts “Pearls” are included in each chapter. The book’s consistent organization facilitates quick access to information on equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty care. Ideal for new graduates and nurses considering a switch to cardiac or critical care, this resource reinforces existing knowledge and provides a foundation for developing additional skills. New to the Third Edition: Encompasses the latest research and guidelines Emphasizes postoperative complications and care Discusses diagnostic testing, patient preparation for cardiac surgery, initial post-op complications, extended recovery complications, and stroke care Updated rehabilitation chapter includes important patient education content Educates readers about new antithrombotics and antiplatelet medications Offers new guidelines for use of ventricular assist devices Key Features: A handy pocket reference for new and experienced cardiac care nurses Organized for easy access to equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty care An overall focus on patient safety


Fast Facts To Loving Your Research Project

Author by : Brenda Marshall
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 97
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Description : Makes research accessible—even enjoyable—to all nursing students! While often greeted with trepidation, the importance of a research project—how it is conducted and its significance to practice—is an essential aspect of nursing and other healthcare arenas. This innovative resource is a user-friendly introduction to evidence-based practice and other types of research-based initiatives that improve patient outcomes. Using a method formed through years of teaching experience, Brenda Marshall translates the difficult and sometimes confusing language of research into everyday vocabulary, linking complicated concepts with easily understood scenarios. Written in quick-access Fast Facts style, the book presents knowledge in a consistent, step-by-step format characterized by bite-sized information. Each chapter opens with learning objectives that unfold into new concepts, followed by everyday life examples. Fast Facts boxes, systematized tables, and new vocabulary reinforce learning and highlight key concepts. This application-based approach helps students question their preconceived notions about research and then engage in it with a newfound confidence. Key Features: Translates complex research concepts into straightforward language Demonstrates clear, step-by-step methods that facilitate successful attainment of research goals Helps students to construct an argument, build a theory, and critically explore a belief Includes “Tickling Your Research Brain,” presenting easily understandable research experiences Promotes self-sufficiency in lifelong learning and achievement Written by an instructor whose classes have propelled many successful research careers


Fast Facts In Health Informatics For Nurses

Author by : Lynda R Hardy, PhD, RN, FAAN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Total Read : 21
Total Download : 200
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Description : “Provides a broad overview of informatics knowledge to empower nurses to be thoughtful and participate in the capture, storage, and use of data to create information and knowledge to optimize patient outcomes...In this book, you will gain an understanding of how clinical decision support tools work so you can provide feedback about [their] effectiveness and recommend additional ways decision support tools help.” -Bonnie L. Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI From the Foreword Understanding and managing technology is a key component in providing quality patient care today. This addition to the popular Fast Facts series provides RNs and nursing students with an accessible, concise, step-by-step introduction to the essentials of informatics and its impact on patient lives. This book delivers required competencies and frameworks for both nursing education and practice, expanding upon integral systems and technologies within our health care system and their impact on the responsibilities of the individual nurse. Highlighting the intricacies within a specialized approach to health care data, data mining, and data organization, this resource connects day-to-day informatics practices to larger initiatives and perspectives. Clear and concise synopses of health care essentials, case studies, and abundant practical examples help readers understand how Health Informatics improves patient care within the nursing scope of practice. Thought-provoking questions in each chapter facilitate in-depth considerations about chapter content. Key Features: Key information about the electronic health record, telehealth, wearables, and decision support tools Practical examples demonstrate how informatics improves patient care within the nurses’ scope of practice Chapter case studies with thought-provoking questions Nurses’ influence on data quality Relevant ethical, legal, and social issues The intersection of technology and informatics and the power of data


Fast Facts Travel Medicine

Author by : Andrew J. Pollard
Languange : en
Publisher by : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 99
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Description : Travellers depend upon their family physician and practice nurse for essential advice in planning travel and practitioners need to be able recognise an increasing array of diseases in a new, mobile population. The explosion in international tourism fuelled by fast, cheap transport has meant that the specialty of travel medicine has had to evolve rapidly. Travel medicine now extends well beyond infections in warm climates and includes exposure to new environments, new cultures, new hazards, and new medical problems including emerging and re-emerging infections. 'Fast Facts: Travel Medicine' is an invaluable practice resource which provides expert practical coverage of all aspects of health problems that may be incurred during travel abroad. It focuses on the provision of sound, personalised advice in the areas of preparation, risk- assessment, planning and personal responsibility. This fact-filled, accessible guide will see near-constant use in the primary healthcare setting. Contents: • Pre-travel health assessment • Geographical distribution of health hazards • Individuals with special considerations • Motion sickness and jet lag • Vaccines • Malaria • Other mosquito-transmitted diseases • Food- and water-borne illnesses • Other parasitic diseases • Diseases transmitted by ticks, lice, mites and fleas • Miscellaneous infectious diseases • Environmental and climatic factors • Returned travellers


Fast Facts About Forensic Nursing

Author by : Meredith J Scannell, PhD(c), MSN, MPH, CNM, SANE
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 78
Total Download : 313
File Size : 42,6 Mb
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Description : Helps nurses to enhance their forensic skills and apply them to their practice in all settings This is a succinct yet comprehensive guide to the rapidly expanding specialty of forensics nursing. Exploring the forensic nurse’s role in the gamut of patient care settings, the book is distinguished by its easy-to-read content comprised of bulleted lists, tables, and figures; short chapters; and convenient pocket size. This up-to-date, evidence-based resource addresses all facets of forensics nursing, including legal and ethical issues, conducting interviews, trauma-informed care, delivering expert testimony, documenting injuries, and collecting and preserving evidentiary substances for Medico-Legal purposes. The book encompasses the wide range of injury and assault cases requiring the collection of forensic evidence in preparation for a legal case. This includes different types of sexual assault and violence, child maltreatment, elder maltreatment, bullying, interpersonal violence, gunshot wounds, community violence, human trafficking, terrorist acts, and mass disasters. With supporting case scenarios, the book describes step-by-step how to collect evidence and the proper procedure for handing over evidence once it is collected. Also included are verbatim descriptions of actual experiences forensic nurses have had while testifying. Key Features: Delivers broad content related to forensic nursing in easy-access Fast Facts style Helps users to retrieve information at a moment’s notice with short chapters, bulleted lists, tables, and figures, all packaged in a portable, pocket size Examines the forensic nurse’s role in all patient care settings Explores the legalities and ethics surrounding provision of health care to and collecting evidence from patients injured due to criminal activity. Covers the range of injury and assault cases requiring the collection of forensic evidence in preparation for a legal case


Fast Facts For The Pediatric Nurse

Author by : Diana L. Rupert
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 61
Total Download : 277
File Size : 41,5 Mb
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Description : This new addition to the Fast Facts series delivers the core information for orienting novice nurses or nursing students to the challenging field of pediatric nursing. Pocket-sized and formatted for quick access to the knowledge a pediatric nurse needs daily, it is packed with concise information on both disease processes and well child care, and offers the clinical advice that comes from years of experience. A particularly helpful feature is the book's cross-referenced index of frequently used terminology that helps users rapidly access crucial information. Importantly, the guide offers valuable suggestions for how to best communicate and work with children using age-appropriate techniques. Seasoned pediatric nurses describe how to assist compassionately and efficiently with painful procedures that can be emotionally taxing for all involved. They share proven and time-tested tips for easing trauma for both child and parent. Each chapter features an introduction and key chapter objectives, followed by short paragraphs and bulleted information organized according to body systems. It focuses on the most commonly seen illnesses within each system and includes, for each diagnosis, an easy-to-understand description, disease manifestations, diagnostic criteria, and interventions. "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" boxes provide highlighted, critical information and key clinical pearls that can be put to work immediately. Key Features: Provides current, evidence based information for new pediatric nurses in a concise, easy-to-access bulleted format Packed with information about commonly seen disease processes and well child care along with sound clinical advice Includes age-appropriate techniques for working specifically with children Presents a cross-referenced index of frequently used terminology for quick information retrieval Highlights important information in call-out boxes that also include clinical pearls


Fast Facts About The Gynecologic Exam

Author by : R. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, NCMP, FAANP
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 90
Total Download : 121
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Description : "This is an extraordinarily down-to-earth and useful guide for both novice clinicians and experienced clinicians who are presented with challenging patient situations. ... a must-have book for novice clinicians as they struggle to make it through their first solo gynecologic examination and move on to mastering the art of caregiving as well as the science of providing the best possible individualized care for each woman across the life span." - Joellen W. Hawkins, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC; Professor Emeritus, Boston College, William F. Connell School of Nursing; Writer-in-Residence, Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences This newly updated, step-by-step guide to the key points of conducting the GYN exam addresses everything both busy nurse practitioners and NP students need to know, from basic procedures to high-level challenges. Part I breaks down the GYN exam into clinical parts, emphasizing strategies to decrease anxiety and minimize discomfort at every stage of the exam. Part II walks the caregiver through the exam for women at every stage of the life span, sexually abused women, obese women, and women who have undergone genital mutilation. This second edition delivers an all-new chapter on providing care to transgender and LGBT women and also includes new information on intimate partner violence and working with adolescents and menopausal and older women. Comprehensive and organized for easy access to information, the book features prominently displayed key points, learning objectives, and "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" boxes based on the authors' more than 40 years of teaching experience. Along with the most up-to-date information on STIs, Pap guidelines across the life span, and recommendations on the well-woman exam, this concise guide comes with a wealth of essential resources, including links to instructional videos and free apps for patient and practitioner education, adding to the book’s value as an indispensable, quick-access guide to delivering excellent holistic care to women. New to the Second Edition: New chapter on examining the transgender and LGBT woman Latest information on intimate partner violence Updates on examining adolescents and menopausal and older women New information on female genital mutilation New CDC STD, PAP, and ACOG Guidelines Links to instructional videos Free apps for patient and practitioner education Key Features: Delivers easy-to-read, bulleted information in a convenient pocket size Provides learning objectives, key points, and Fast Facts in a Nutshell Includes tips on examining special populations including obese, anxious, multiparous, pediatric, menopausal, and older patients and transgender/LGBTQ Serves as a refresher for those studying for the WHNP Exam


Fast Facts Contraception

Author by : Ailsa E. Gebbie
Languange : en
Publisher by : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 77
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Description : One of the major roles of anyone working in sexual health is that of educator, and many people rely on well-informed healthcare professionals to help them choose the most appropriate method of contraception. This completely revised third edition of 'Fast Facts: Contraception', by two new authors of international renown, provides a concise and practical review of all the available contraceptive methods on the market in a highly readable well-illustrated format. Highlights of this comprehensive handbook include: • A commonsense approach to the contraception consultation • Fully updated information on recently licensed products • Discussion of the risks, benefits and contraindications for all contraceptive methods. 'Fast Facts: Contraception' is an invaluable resource that will help healthcare professionals and specialists offer a broader range of contraceptive methods along with appropriate advice on the most suitable options. Contents: • Choosing a contraceptive method • Combined hormonal contraception • Progestogen-only methods • Intrauterine devices and systems • Barrier methods • Emergency contraception • Female sterilization • Vasectomy and hormonal methods for men • Biologically based methods • Postpartum contraception • Useful resources


Fast Facts For Pediatric Primary Care

Author by : Kristine M Ruggiero, PhD, MSN, RN, CPNP
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 45
Total Download : 161
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Description : Uniquely written from the perspectives of a Nurse Practitioner and a Physician Assistant This quick-access reference guide encompasses all key diagnostic and management essentials needed for safe and effective pediatric practice. By incorporating the most current literature and evidence-based practice, this guide explains how to best assess, diagnose, and treat common pediatric disorders in an ambulatory care setting. This practical, pocket-sized resource is presented in concise paragraphs, providing access to key information at a glance. Chapters consistently include focused assessment and diagnosis of the most common clinical problems and treatment options. Key points, important developmental milestones, and illness prevention and management sections provide practitioners with important content to educate patients and families easily and thoroughly. Abundant tables and charts help to facilitate quick reference to key components of practice. Links to frequently updated clinical guidelines and important web resources ensure that practitioners can maintain access to the most current knowledge available. Key Features: Provides speedy access to crucial information with concise paragraphs, chapter objectives, key points, and tables Conveniently organized by most commonly seen diseases and disorders Provides links to frequently updated clinical guidelines and web resources Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers


Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification

Author by : Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, APN, BC, FNP-C
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 60
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Description : All You Need for Certification Exam Success! "This is a well written, comprehensive review aimed at preparing readers for successfully completing a board certification exam. ...This is a wonderful comprehensive review in a concise study guide format." (5 Stars)--Doody's Book Review Service This mega-review, the second of Maria Codina Leik's "trilogy" of NP Certification guides (Family was published in July and Pediatric is due in 2008) covers test taking tips using Leik's unique "question dissection" technique, relevant content review, extensive practice questions, and detailed, current exam information in a "fast facts" style, saving the student valuable study time while providing comprehensive preparation. This book is also a great companion to the ANP Certification Review app, coming soon for your iPhone or iPad! Pass your Adult Nurse Practitioner ANCC or AANP exam, prepare for tests in school, or improve in the last semester of your program with: Photos and physical exam maneuvers that promote visualization and clarify techniques Organ system reviews divided into four parts; descriptions of emergent conditions, high-yield normal physical exam findings, maneuvers, and applicable benign variants Tables on orthopedic maneuvers, immunizations, STDs, lab tests, skins rashes, and more to help you organize and recall procedures Differentiation between Family and Adult Practice with inclusion of geriatric procedures and specifications Students say:"I took this class in 2003 and I did pass my Adult NP ANCC exam soon after. Ms. Leik's class gave practical information, essential concepts for studying, and core topics on which to focus. I would recommend this class to others as an essential component in ensuring success in passing the certification exam." - Cynthia Milich, CNP Why the Leik Technique? Maria T. Codina Leik has been a leading provider of exam preparation education and counseling for almost 20 years. Her company, National ARNP Services, Inc., has helped thousands of nurses pass their certification exams nationwide Please note: An analogous volume to Maria Leik's series, Gerontological Nurse Certificaiton Review is due in June from Meredith Wallace and Sheila Grossman.


Investigating Stds Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Author by : Marylou Ambrose
Languange : en
Publisher by : Enslow Publishing, LLC
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 98
Total Download : 225
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Description : "Provides information about sexually transmitted diseases, including treatment, diagnosis, history, medical advances, and true stories about people with the diseases"--Provided by publisher.


Envision

Author by : Ellen Rhoads
Languange : en
Publisher by : Project SOS, Inc
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 34
Total Download : 218
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Fast Facts On Adolescent Health For Nursing And Health Professionals

Author by : Judith Herrman, PhD, RN, ANEF
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 56
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Description : This latest addition to the “Fast Facts” series, authored by nursing luminary Judith Herrman, is a pithy, authoritative guide to adolescent health designed specifically for nurses at all levels and other health professionals. It is the only book written for health care professionals who work with adolescents in schools, community agencies, neighborhoods, and other settings. It contains abundant resources for best serving—and having a positive impact on—this population. Designed to provide speedy information retrieval, the guide describes a broad spectrum of health and health care issues particular to adolescents, reviews current data, explores behaviors and risk factors, and addresses nursing implications for treatment. Framed in a positive perspective of adolescence, the book also includes suggestions for working and communicating effectively with teens. Chapters are consistently organized according to the domain model, a whole-person health model comprising six pillars: physical, intellectual, sexual, spiritual, emotional, and relational. Special features include brief chapters with bullet points; an introduction, clear objectives, and summary in each chapter; Fast Facts in a Nutshell; lists and tables summarizing important information; and references including key resources. The book also includes a special section on chronic illness and complex health issues in teens and covers problems arising from technology use, legal and ethical issues, and marginalization of youth. This is a compact, affordable resource for students and health professionals “on the front lines” alike. Key Features: Identifies and addresses the key aspects of working with adolescents in an accessible, portable, and user-friendly format Written by a highly respected leader in adolescent nursing Presents a broad spectrum of adolescent health issues in many settings Incorporates current issues related to adolescent health and risk behaviors throughout Includes information on communicating and intervening with teens


Maternity And Women S Health Care E Book

Author by : Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 29
Total Download : 736
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Description : The #1 maternity book in the market is getting even better. Maternity and Women's Health Care, 11th Edition provides evidence-based coverage of everything you need to know about caring for women of childbearing age. Not only does this text emphasize childbearing concerns like newborn care, it also addresses wellness promotion and management of women's health problems. In describing the continuum of care, it integrates the importance of understanding family, culture, and community-based care. Boasting new medication alerts and updated content throughout, this edition covers the new maternal levels of care, and the revised AAP policy on breastfeeding and infant sleep. Expert authors of the market-leading maternity nursing textbook deliver the most accurate, up-to-date content. Clinical reasoning case studies provide you with opportunities to test and develop your analytical skills and to apply knowledge in various settings. Community Activity boxes focus on maternal and newborn activities that can be pursued in local community settings and illustrate nursing care in a variety of settings. Cultural Considerations stress the importance of considering the beliefs and health practices of patients from various cultures when providing care. Emergency boxes provide information about various emergency situations and offer a quick reference in critical situations. Family-Centered Care boxes highlight the needs and concerns of families that you should consider to provide family-centered care. Medication guides provide an important reference of drugs and their interactions. Nursing care plans include rationales for interventions and provide you with an overview of, and specific guidelines for, delivering effective nursing care. Safety alerts highlighted and integrated within the content draw attention to developing competencies related to safe nursing practice. Signs of potential complications highlight vital concerns, alerting you to signs and symptoms of complications and the immediate interventions to provide. Teaching for Self-Management boxes highlight important information that nurses need to communicate to patients and families for follow-up care.


Ferri S Practical Guide Fast Facts For Patient Care E Book

Author by : Fred F. Ferri
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 99
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Description : For nearly 25 years, Ferri's concise, pocket-sized resource has served as the go-to reference for practical, clinical information among students, residents, and other medical professionals. Formerly known as Practical Guide to the Care of the Medical Patient, this volume continues to provide a fast, effective, and efficient way to identify the important clinical, laboratory, and diagnostic imaging information you need to get through your internal medicine clerkship or residency. Consult this title on your favorite device, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Benefit from the expert guidance of Dr. Fred Ferri, a leading teacher, clinician, and author. Confidently manage patients with the latest clinical information, drug therapies, and lab tests. Apply the latest knowledge and techniques with this updated and streamlined title, which still stays true to the Ferri name. Quickly find important information with content organized into three major sections: Section I, titled "Surviving the Wards," contains information on charting, laboratory evaluation and formulary; Section II provides the differential diagnosis of common signs and symptoms likely to be encountered in the acute care setting; Section III has been completely revised and subdivided into 11 specialty specific diseases and disorders.


Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Author by : Anita L. Nelson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 77
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File Size : 47,5 Mb
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Description : This practical guide covers the diagnosis and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and other information critical to patient care in the new millennium. It provides the clinician with the ability to identify and manage Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), as well as obtain information about preventing their sequelae. Written by clinicians, this book is packed with evidence-based information steeped in years of practice.


Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Author by : Marylou Ambrose
Languange : en
Publisher by : Enslow Publishing, LLC
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 94
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Description : Nineteen million new STD infections occur each year. STDs have been around since there were humans, yet the history, causes, symptoms, treatment, and current topics surrounding these diseases are not always adequately addressed because of fear, embarrassment, and social stigma. This informative book discusses the causes and symptoms of the most common STDs, answers important questions, shows how real people deal with STDs, and much more.


Fast Facts Hyperlipidemia

Author by : Allan Sniderman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 24
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File Size : 49,5 Mb
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Description : 'Fast Facts: Hyperlipidemia' provides a crisp and accurate summary of lipid disorders using clear language and illustrations. Directed at a broad range of healthcare professionals, from primary care physicians to specialists, this updated fifth edition addresses the importance of considering lipoprotein particles, not just their lipids. The authors, renowned experts from the UK and USA, interpret clinical trial evidence in the context of pathogenesis and provide practical solutions to the routine problems encountered in the clinical management of hyperlipidemias. Contents: • Lipids and lipoproteins - structure and physiology • Epidemiology and pathophysiology • Familial (monogenic) hypercholesterolemia • Polygenic hypercholesterolemia and combined hyperlipidemia • Hypertriglyceridemia • Familial dysbetalipoproteinemia • Dyslipidemia in insulin resistance, the metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus • Secondary hyperlipidemia • Dietary treatment • Drug treatment • When to treat • Biochemical tests • Useful resources


Sexual Health

Author by : David E. Newton
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 98
Total Download : 891
File Size : 42,9 Mb
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Description : Discusses sexual behavior, pregnancy and childbirth, contraception, infertility, abortion, women's and men's health problems, and sexually transmitted diseases.


Exploring The Dimensions Of Human Sexuality

Author by : Jerrold S. Greenberg
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 90
Total Download : 181
File Size : 42,6 Mb
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Description : Revised and updated with the latest statistics and recent developments, the fifth edition of Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality addresses the many facets of sexuality, covering the biological, spiritual, psychological, and sociocultural dimensions. The authors are sure to present all information from both a factual and impartial view-point and encourage students discuss and discover their own perspective.