Primary Care - E-Book: A Collaborative Practice

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Written by and for Nurse Practitioners from a unique collaborative perspective, Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice, 4th Edition, prepares you to provide care for all of the major disorders of adults seen in the outpatient setting. Evidence-based content reflects the latest guidelines for primary care of hundreds of conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, and sexually transmitted infections. Now in full color, the 4th Edition includes chapters on emerging topics such as genetics, obesity, lifestyle management, and emergency preparedness. Combining a special blend of academic and clinical expertise, the author team provides a practical text/reference that promotes a truly collaborative primary care practice.

  • Comprehensive, evidence-based content incorporates the latest standardized guidelines for primary care in today's fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Unique! A collaborative perspective, reflecting the key roles of NPs, MDs, PAs, PharmDs, and others, promotes seamless continuity of care.
  • A consistent format from chapter to chapters facilitates learning and clinical reference value.
  • Diagnostics and Differential Diagnosis boxes provide a quick reference for diagnosing disorders and helping to develop effective management plans.
  • Physician Consultation icons highlight situations or conditions in which consultation is either recommended or necessary.
  • Emergency Referral icons identify signs and symptoms that indicate the need for immediate referral to an emergency facility.
  • Co-management with Specialists discussions help you provide truly collaborative care in the outpatient setting.
  • Complementary and alternative therapies are addressed where supported by solid research evidence.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Primary Care Adolescence Through Adulthood
49
Health Maintenance
105
Office Emergencies
184
Evaluation and Management of Skin Disorders
227
Evaluation and Management of Eye Disorders
313
Evaluation and Management of Ear Disorders
345
Evaluation and Management of Nose Disorders
365
Evaluation and Management of Gynecologic Concerns
794
Evaluation and Management of Musculoskeletal and Arthritic Disorders
887
Evaluation and Management of Neurologic Disorders
984
Evaluation and Management of Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
1055
Evaluation and Management of Hematologic Disorders
1139
Evaluation and Management of Rheumatic and Multisystem Disorders
1182
Evaluation and Management of Infectious Diseases
1242
Evaluation and Management of Oncologic Disorders
1298

Evaluation and Management of Oropharynx Disorders
385
Evaluation and Management of Pulmonary Disorders
404
Evaluation and Management of Cardiovascular Disorders
487
Evaluation and Management of Gastrointestinal Disorders
612
Evaluation and Management of Genitourinary Disorders
723
Evaluation and Management of Mental Health Disorders
1323
Index
1367
Table of Contents by Disorder
1397
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