Essential Procedures for Emergency, Urgent, and Primary Care Settings : A Clinical Companion
"It is a friendly, procedurally-focused resource that offers the necessary background information, illustrations, and step-by-step instructions for providing the safe and efficient treatment to patients in these care settings, to not only the novice but to experts in emergent and urgent care. This new edition will also offer ultrasound and videos." -Sue Hoyt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN Emergency Nurse Practitioner, St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, California and Co-Owner, EmergeED, Education and Consultation, San Diego, California -Elda G. Ramirez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP Associate Professor Clinical Nursing, Director of Simulation and Clinical Performance Lab and Emergency Concentration, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston From the Foreword Praise for the First Edition: "This is a necessary addition to the library of any healthcare provider performing common procedures in the emergency room, urgent care, or primary care setting...[It] has been extensively researched to provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based information. It will be a valuable asset for practitioners performing common procedures." Score: 100, 5 stars --Doody's This is a concise, easy-to-use guide to executing more than 60 commonly performed clinical procedures, including sonography, in emergent, urgent, and ambulatory care settings. The procedures are consistently formatted, presented in detail, and organized into system-specific categories for easy access to information. The second edition is the only such resource to include two new chapters completely devoted to bedside ultrasound and how it is used as a tool to enhance the accuracy of numerous procedures. Grounded in fundamental sonography physics, these chapters provide readers with a clear foundational understanding of how to perform ultrasound with confidence. Additionally, eight chapters describe the use of ultrasound to increase the accuracy and efficiency of specific procedures such as locating a foreign body in the eye or soft body tissues, among other applications. The second edition also describes 13 new procedures and reflects the latest guidelines and evidence-based practice used for promotion of safely performed procedures. Each procedure is presented using a concise and consistent format that includes background considerations, indication for performing the procedure, how to perform it safely and correctly, contraindications, required documentation, complications, post-procedure considerations, and education points. Original photos, actual sonographic footage, line drawings, and tables reinforce the written content and provide clear directions regarding exactly how to perform each procedure. Author's pearls and extensive references at the end of each chapter further enhance the book's utility. New to the Second Edition: New chapters devoted to sonography and how it is used to enhance the accuracy of many procedures Describes the use of sonography to increase the accuracy and efficiency of eight specific procedures Includes 10 new procedures Offers ultrasound and videos Reflects latest guidelines and evidence-based practice Key Features: Provides step-by-step illustrated guidance for performing 60 frequently used procedures in urgent care, ambulatory, clinic, and office settings Four-color photos clearly illustrate each step in the procedure Body system organization supports quick access to needed procedural information Introduces sonography as a tool used to enhance accuracy of procedures and promote patient safety Includes actual sonographic footage demonstrating how sonography is used in various procedures About the Authors: Teresa M. Campo, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, ENP-BC, received a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH and a Master of Science in Nursing Degree from Widener University in Chester PA. Theresa has over 16 years experience in emergency medicine as a Registered Professional Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner and The American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. Currently Dr. Campo works clinically as a nurse practitioner in the Quick Care Center of the Emergency Department in southern New Jersey and is owner and primary lecturer of Farfalla Education LLC. She is an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University. Theresa has lectured nationally and internationally as well as authored articles in peer reviewed journals. Dr Campo is the column editor - "Cases of Note" column for the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. Theresa lives in southern New Jersey with her husband, Jonathan, and their two dogs Brandy and Buck. Keith A. Lafferty, MD, received his B.A. in Biology cum laude from Holy Family University in 1989 and his M.D. from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1994. At the completion of his training his colleagues bestowed him with the "Senior Resident Teaching" award. Following his residency in emergency medicine and a fellowship in critical care, he spent six years in full academics as a medical student and a critical care director. Dr. Lafferty is currently the Student Clerkship Director at Gulf Coast Medical Center, adjunct assistant professor of emergency medicine at Temple University and board member of the Holy Family University Pre-Medical Committee. As a physician, Dr. Lafferty focuses on the critical care of emergency medicine and practices in both Philadelphia and Florida. As an author, he has written numerous chapters and manuscripts, mostly having to do with critical care procedures of emergency medicine, with an emphasis on the airway. He has presented many of his research papers at the local and national levels. Dr. Lafferty has traveled to Haiti, participating in mission expeditions after its devastating earthquake and continues to work and educate Haitian physicians. Those experiences are reminiscent of his own humbled beginnings, growing up with his mother and sister in a Philadelphia housing project. Providing medical care for the most indigent and teaching evidence-based medicine are the essence of his vocation. Dr. Lafferty and his wife, Cathy, have two daughters, Karli and Koko, and a son Kory. They reside in Cape May, New Jersey.
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