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Management Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners Working with Women



Publisher: F. A. Davis Company

ISBN 10: 803611161

ISBN 13: 978-0803611160

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Description At A Glance

Management Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners Working with Women, 2nd Ed. provides mobile healthcare practitioners with the latest in trusted clinical information for more accurate, confident and informed decision-making at point-of-care.

An enlightening clinical reference for students and clinicians working in women's health. It focuses on the most commonly seen disorders and conditions of adult women, including those that occur pre- and post-partum; signs and symptoms, including those that occur in pregnancy and menopause; and various methods of contraception. This is the reference your students will refer to in clinical practice and long after they graduate.

Key Features:
  • Discusses 81 disorders commonly seen in adult women
  • Contains 26 common complaints, danger signs, and complications of pregnancy, and 6 post-partum complications
  • Reviews growth and developmental stages of the healthy adult female
  • Covers principles of promoting health and the essentials of good nutrition
  • Discusses ways to promote a healthy pregnancy and to manage the complications of pregnancy and delivery
  • Contains a section on menopause
  • Discusses various approaches for assessing the client and obtaining all essential information in a timely fashion
  • Each monograph includes definition, etiology, occurrence, age, ethnicity, gender, contributing factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, sequelae, prevention/prophylaxis, referral guidelines, education, and references
  • Rationales added to differential diagnoses that helps differentiate one disorder from another
  • Complementary therapies added to treatment section
  • Psychosocial issues discussed
  • Organized by anatomical areas in a head-to-toe approach
  • Each disorder contains an overview of the essential elements to focus on during assessment
  • ICD-9 codes added to all the disorders

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By Patty Huhmann
I worked for 10 years as a CCU nurse at night in St Louis, where most of the individuals I took care of were heart attack or heart transplant patients. At night you have limited resources, as far as MDs. You, of course, you have interns (1-2 years out of school) and a resident who may or may not be available.

One evening we received notice that a patient was flying in by copter. The patient, we learned, was in a rhythm called torsades. This rhythm originates in the lower portion of the heart. When one is in it there is no blood flow to the rest of the body, and it can be lethal if one does not come out of it.

When we heard the patient was in this rhythm we were also happy to hear someone was performing CPR on him, which meant he had a chance of surviving. On the other hand, there was a new intern on call and she was not familiar with this rhythm. She knew the patient would arrive in approximately 15 minutes, and we had to be ready. She said to me "What do we give for torsades?"
I knew Isuprel was one method to use, but was unaware of another. I took out my Palm and looked up torsades using Harrison's Manual of Medicine, and it gave us some additional info. It said to use MgSo4 1-2gm. I went to our crash cart, grabbed the magnesium and as the patient rolled through the door, CPR was still being performed. I then administered the drug. Within a short period of time the patient had converted to a normal rhythm. Time was an issue, good information was important and both of these I had in the palm of my hand. Palm with this Skyscape reference saved this person's life, and I was hooked for life.

I no longer work in this area, but I use my Palm each day to look up drugs for patient information, to do drug interaction checks as well as a million other tasks for my job. Although there have been many times I believe my Palm came in handy for patient care, this one in the ICU has to be the one - which has hooked me for life.

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